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Ebrahim Mansoor

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailebrahim.mansoor@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 23 74
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 7
    5007 Bergen
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    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

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.

ARA113ARA113 builds on ARA112. The course addresses topics such as the basic features of modern Arabic grammar, Arabic literary history and culture in general.


Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). The Kitāb al-azhār by Ibn al-Murtaḍā (d.837/1436-37), its method of standardization and reception.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Phases and processes of standardisation in pre-modern Zaydi fiqh.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2023). A Short History of Zaydi fiqh. leidenarabichumanitiesblog.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

CanCode Project

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.