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Islamic law educator

Hossein Modarressi, Iranian Islamic law educator.


Modarressi, Hossein was born on April 25, 1942 in Qum, Iran. Son of Mahmoud Modarressi. came to the United States, 1983.


Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford (England) University, 1982.


Lecturer then professor Islamic law Islamic Academy Center, Qum, 1967-1984. Fellow St. Antony's College Oxford University, 1983-1984, 89—. Professor Princeton (New Jersey) University, since 1984.

Senior research scholar Columbia University, New York City, since 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (books) Kharaj in Islamic Law, 1983, An Introduction to Shi'i Law, 1984, Land in Islamic Law (Persian), 2 vols., 1983-1984, Crisis and Consolidation in the Formative Period of Shi'ite Islam, 1993. 30 other books in English, Arabic, and Persian.

      Contributor more than 70 scholarly articles to professional journals.


Mahmoud Modarressi. Modarressi