Sami Al Daghistani

Postdoctoral Fellow

Islamic Studies

Special fields:

  • Islamic Studies
  • Islamic Intellectual History
  • Islamic Ethics
  • Economic Thought in Islamic Tradition
  • Environmental Thought in Islamic Tradition
  • Islam and Modernity

Resource person for the following topics:

Phone: 22590659
Office: 205

Presentation

Sami Al-Daghistani (PhD, 2017, Islamic Studies, Leiden University, co-supervision at Columbia University) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, an Associate Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, and a Research Scholar at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University. His teaching and research focus on Islamic intellectual history, especially on the intersection of economic and environmental thought, ethics, law, and epistemology, and Islam and modernity. Sami's project explores the concept of sustainability in classical Islamic milieu.

Sami has published on Islamic legal and economic thought, and edited two books on the Second Gulf War (2010) and on Middle Eastern culture (2013). He published two book translations from Arabic - Ibn Battuta's Rihla and Ibn Tufayl's Hay ibn Yaqzan. His forthcoming monographs are Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’'s Ethical Teachings (Anthem Press), The Making of Islamic Economics (under review with Cambridge University Press), and Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es (Cambridge University Press/Review of Middle East Studies).

Selected publications

  • Al Daghistani, S. (2018). The Time Factor – Toshihiko Izutsu and Islamic Economic Tradition. Azijske študije, 6(1), s. 55 - 71. ISSN: 2232-5131
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2017). Polivalentnost evropske indentitete in islamska intelektualna zgodovina (Polyvalent European Identity and Islamic Intellectual History). Poligrafi: Identiteta Evrope, s. 151 - 172. ISBN: 978-961-6964-78-4
  • (2017). Živi sin budnega (Ḥay ibn Yaqẓān). ISBN: 978-961-7011-08-1
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2017). Morality or Money? Notes on Islamic Economic Predicaments and Democracy. Poligrafi: Islam and Democracy, s. 105 - 130. ISBN: 978-961-6964-94-4
  • (2016). Veliko popotovanje (Riḥla). ISBN: 978-961-235-798-6
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2016). Semiotics of Maṣlaḥa and Islamic Economic Theory. Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique, 29(2), s. 389 - 404. ISSN: 0952-8059
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2014). Al-Ghazali and the Intellectual History of Islamic Economics. Jahrbuch für Islamische Theologie und Religionspädagogik: Muslimische Gelehrte neu gelesen, s. 97 - 134. ISBN: 978-3-9815572-8-2
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2013). Koran, filozofija arabskega jezika in islamska estetika (The Qur’an, the Philosophy of the Arabic Language and Islamic Aesthetics). Časopis za kritiko znanosti, 40(253), s. 29 - 45. ISSN: 0351-4285
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2013). Islamski model družbenega življenja : pravna in ekonomska misel islama (An Islamic Model of Social Life: Legal and Economic Thought in Islam). Časopis za kritiko znanosti, 40(253), s. 47 - 62. ISSN: 0351-4285
  • (2013). Islam in Bližnji vzhodi (Islam and the Middle Easts). ISBN: 951-769-066-5
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2013). Premišljanja o realnosti, absolutu in popolnem človeku – Toshihiko Izutsujevi pogledi na sufizem in daoizem (Contemplations about Reality, the Absolute and the Perfect Human Being – Toshihiko Izutsu's views on Sufism and Taoism). Poligrafi: Mistika in misel, s. 267 - 288. ISBN: 978-961-6862-63-9
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2012). Koran, arabski jezik in islamska estetika (The Qur’an, the Arabic Language, and Islamic Aesthetics). Islam in slovstvo, (8), s. 129 - 143. ISSN: 1855-5705
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2010). “Dotakljivo življenje zgodovine” (“The Tangible Life of Iraqi History”). Časopis za kritiko znanosti, 17(239), s. 163 - 174. ISSN: 0351-4285
  • (2010). Osvobajanje Iraka (Liberating Iraq). ISBN: 9770351428617

Latest academic publications

  • Al Daghistani, S. (2018). The Time Factor – Toshihiko Izutsu and Islamic Economic Tradition. Azijske študije, 6(1), s. 55 - 71. ISSN: 2232-5131
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2017). Morality or Money? Notes on Islamic Economic Predicaments and Democracy. Poligrafi: Islam and Democracy, s. 105 - 130. ISBN: 978-961-6964-94-4
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2017). Polivalentnost evropske indentitete in islamska intelektualna zgodovina (Polyvalent European Identity and Islamic Intellectual History). Poligrafi: Identiteta Evrope, s. 151 - 172. ISBN: 978-961-6964-78-4
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2016). Semiotics of Maṣlaḥa and Islamic Economic Theory. Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique, 29(2), s. 389 - 404. ISSN: 0952-8059
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2014). Al-Ghazali and the Intellectual History of Islamic Economics. Jahrbuch für Islamische Theologie und Religionspädagogik: Muslimische Gelehrte neu gelesen, s. 97 - 134. ISBN: 978-3-9815572-8-2
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2013). Koran, filozofija arabskega jezika in islamska estetika (The Qur’an, the Philosophy of the Arabic Language and Islamic Aesthetics). Časopis za kritiko znanosti, 40(253), s. 29 - 45. ISSN: 0351-4285
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2013). Islamski model družbenega življenja : pravna in ekonomska misel islama (An Islamic Model of Social Life: Legal and Economic Thought in Islam). Časopis za kritiko znanosti, 40(253), s. 47 - 62. ISSN: 0351-4285
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2013). Premišljanja o realnosti, absolutu in popolnem človeku – Toshihiko Izutsujevi pogledi na sufizem in daoizem (Contemplations about Reality, the Absolute and the Perfect Human Being – Toshihiko Izutsu's views on Sufism and Taoism). Poligrafi: Mistika in misel, s. 267 - 288. ISBN: 978-961-6862-63-9
  • (2013). Islam in Bližnji vzhodi (Islam and the Middle Easts). ISBN: 951-769-066-5
  • Al Daghistani, S. (2012). Koran, arabski jezik in islamska estetika (The Qur’an, the Arabic Language, and Islamic Aesthetics). Islam in slovstvo, (8), s. 129 - 143. ISSN: 1855-5705

Education and professional practice

2005 - 2011Double-mayor B.A. (4+1 years), Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, and Sociology of Culture, University of Ljubljana
2007 - 2008Erasmus Exchange, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Utrecht University
2010 - 2010Islamic Studies, Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo
2011 - 2011Arabic Language Acquisition and Tajweed, Merkaz Dawd, Cairo, Egypt
2011 - 2013Research MA, Middle Eastern Studies, Leiden University
2012 - 2012Modern Standard Arabic, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco
2013 - 2017Double/Co-tutelle Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, Leiden University, co-supervision at Columbia University, WWU Münster
2014 - 2014Ph.D. Graduate Exchange, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
2014 - 2015Lecturer, Leiden University Center for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR), Leiden University
2015 - 2017Visiting Scholar, MESAAS and IRCPL, Columbia University, New York
2017 - 2018Research Fellow and Lecturer, IKOS, University of Oslo
2017 - 2019Research Scholar, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life (IRCPL), Columbia University, New York
2019 - presentResearch Scholar, Middle East Institute (MEI), Columbia University, New York
2019 - presentAssociate Faculty Member, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR), New York
2020 - presentPostdoctoral Fellow, Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo

Positions

2011 - 2012Member of the Educational Committee, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
2011 - 2016Founder and President of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Association Hikma, Leiden, The Netherlands
2012 - presentJunior Member of the Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies – NISIS
2012 - presentMember of Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society – LUCIS
2015Reviewer for the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique, Springer Publication
2016Reviewer for the interdisciplinary journal of social sciences Theory and Praxis, University of Ljubljana
2017Conference co-organizer “Religion II: Dynamics, Processes, and Change”, Visiting scholars conference, Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL), Columbia University
2017 - 2018Conference co-organizer, “Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference,” IRCPL, Columbia University and Columbia Global Center | Amman, Jordan
2018Reviewer for international double-blind peer-reviewed research journal Islamic Studies, Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad
2018Reviewer for Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Oxford University Press
2018Member of the American Academy of Religion – AARWR
2018 - presentMember of the Middle East Studies Association – MESA
2018 - presentMember of the Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies – NSMES
2018Conference co-organizer, “Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference,” IRCPL, Columbia University, Columbia Global Center | Tunis
2019 - presentMember of the International Scientific Studies Association (ILEM) Summer School Organizing Committee, Istanbul, Turkey
2019Conference co-organizer, “Untangling Popular Power: Rhetoric, Faith, and Social Order in the Middle East”, IRCPL, Columbia University, Columbia Global Center | Amman
2019Project Director, “Religion, Environment, and Economic Traditions – Refining an Epistemology of Moral Accountability,” Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL), Columbia University, New York
2019Conference co-organizer, “Populist Power, Faith, and Precarity in Europe”, IRCPL, Columbia University | Paris