PhD (in progress) Yemen Studies, focusing on the vibrant period from c. 1300-1600 CE, when many of the famous and canonical Zaydi jurisprudential works were written and how they changed and developed. University of Bergen, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Foreign Languages.
BA, Sana'a University, Faculty of Sharia and Law. Four years of study related in part to the influence and role of Islamic teaching in Yemen.
MA, University of Alexandria, Faculty of Law, Department of Public Law.
Department of Foreign Language, Arabic Studies
ARA111: The course aims to provide basic training in Modern Standard Arabic. In addition, the course provides an overview of contemporary Arabic literary history.
ARA112: The course is based on ARA111 and is a compulsory part of the specialization in Arabic. The course ARA112 will convey an understanding of Arabic morphology, syntax, the history of Arabic literature from the Middle Ages and Arabic culture and society.
- (2023). The Kitāb al-azhār by Ibn al-Murtaḍā (d.837/1436-37), its method of standardization and reception.
- (2022). Phases and processes of standardisation in pre-modern Zaydi fiqh.
- (2023). A Short History of Zaydi fiqh. leidenarabichumanitiesblog.
The project examines processes of change in Islamic legal texts by starting with two terms or concepts: "Canonization" and "Codification". These terms are used in different ways by scholars in the field of Islamic jurisprudence, but both draw attention to the selection and validation or authorization of knowledge, norms and legal rules. The project is a collaborative project between the Department of Foreign Languages and the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the Faculty of Humanities.