Nazmina Dhanji

Nazmina Dhanji

Associate Lecturer in Islamic Studies

Nazmina Dhanji completed her degree in Arabic at SOAS, University of London, including modules in translation, Qurʾan and ḥadīth studies, Islamic texts, Post-Ottoman History of the Middle East, and Persian. After spending a year in Damascus University consolidating her knowledge of the Arabic language and rhetoric (balāgha), she went on to pursue further Islamic studies at Jāmʿiat al-Zahrā in Qom. She has translated and edited numerous works for publication, and subtitled documentaries and films from Arabic into English. Being a passionate polyglot and keen to share her enthusiasm for teaching and learning languages, she has taught classes and developed curricula in Arabic, French and English as a Foreign Language. Her current areas of interest are Arabic language and grammar, Islamic ethics and spirituality, Qurʾanic sciences, tafsīr, ḥadīth studies and interfaith relations.

Publications (Translations):

  • Introduction to Hadith – Abd al-Hadi al-Fadli, ICAS Press, 2002
  • Al-Ḥurr al-ʿĀmilī. Combat with the Self. London: ICAS Press, 2003.
  • Muhammad Rayshahri. The Scale of Wisdom: A Compendium of Shi’a Hadith. London: ICAS Press, 2009. (As co-translator)
  • Muḥsin Fayḍ al-Kāshānī. Spiritual Mysteries and Ethical Secrets. London: ICAS Press, 2012. (As co-translator)
  • Muḥammad b. Masʿud al-ʿAyyāshī. Tafsīr al-ʿAyyāshī: A Fourth/Tenth Century Shīʿī Commentary on the Qur’an. Translated by Nazmina Dhanji, edited by Wahid M. Amin. Birmingham: AMI Press, 2019.

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