Dr Wahid Amin
Dr Wahid Amin completed a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London and a PGCE from the Institute of Education, University College London. He then began his studies at the Al-Mahdi Institute and simultaneously embarked on a BA in Islamic Studies at the University of Birmingham, graduating from both in 2008. He went on to read for an MSt in the Study of Religions at the University of Oxford. His DPhil, also from Oxford, studied the reception of Avicenna’s metaphysics between the 11–13th centuries with a special focus on the ideas and contributions of Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (d. 672/1274).
He joined AMI in 2015 as a Lecturer in Islamic Philosophy where he teaches courses on Islamic philosophy, theology, logic, and mysticism. He is also the Head of the Department of Philosophy and Theology, Head of Publications at AMI Press and an Associate Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Birmingham.
His main interests revolve around post-classical Islamic philosophy and theology. He is also interested in the intersection between Islamic philosophy and political theory, Qurʾanic exegesis and modern Shīʿī legal theory.
- (As editor) Tafsīr al-ʿAyyāshī: A 4th/10th Shīʿī Commentary on the Qurʾan. An Arabic-English Edition and Translation with Introduction and Notes, translated by Nazmina Dhanji Birmingham: AMI Press, 2020.
- (As editor-in-chief) The Collected Writings of al-ʿAllāma al-Ḥillī. Birmingham: AMI Press, 2020–
- (As editor) The Efficacy of Financial Structures for Islamic Taxes and Dues. Birmingham: AMI Press, 2020.
- “Quṭb al-Dīn al-Rāzī and the Problem of Universals: A Fourteenth Century Critique of Avicenna’s Theory of Natural Universals.” Nazariyat 5 (2) (2019): 25–58.
- “From the One, only one proceeds”: The Post-Classical Reception of a Key Principle of Avicenna’s Metaphysics.” Oriens 48 (2020): 123–155.
- Light upon Light: Essays in Islamic Thought and History in Honor of Gerhard Bowering, edited by Jamal J. Elias and Bilal Orfali. Leiden: Brill, 2020. Review published in Journal of Islamic Studies 33 (2) (2022): 246–253.
- Epistles on the Brethren of Purity: On Arithmetic and Geometry. An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 1 & 2, edited and translated by Nader El-Bizri. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2012. Review published in Journal of Islamic Studies 26 (3) (2015): 312–315.
- A Code of Conduct: A Treatise on the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission. A Critical Edition of the Arabic text and English translation of Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi’s Al-Risāla al-mūjaza al-kāfiyya fī ādāb al-duʿāt, edited and translated by Veronica Klemm & P. Walker. London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2001. Review published in Journal of Islamic Studies 25 (2) (2014): 209–212.
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