I am a Lecturer in Religion & Politics at the University of Stirling. I previously, held teaching positions at the University of Edinburgh and the American University of Beirut. My research interest center on changing notions of religion and politics in Islamic traditions. I study the early formative period of Islam and its oral and textual production in light of contemporary developments and philosophy. My approach to the study of the religious and political is multidisciplinary in focus by drawing from anthropology, sociology, history, and philosophy and aims to understand the dynamics of the transmission of knowledge as a catalyst for the formation of ethical communities.