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Near Eastern language educator

Ismail Kurban Husein Poonawala is a professor of Arabic at the University of California, Los Angeles , Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures of over 30 years.

Background

Poonawala, Ismail Kurbanhusein was born on January 7, 1937 in Godhra, Gujarat, India. Came to the United States, 1964. Son of Kurbanhusein Fidahusein and Sakina Sultanali (Sakina) Poonawala.

Education

Master of Arts, Bombay University, 1959. Master of Arts, Cairo University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968.

Career

Assistant professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1968-1971;research associate, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971-1974. Author: Biobibliography of Ismaili Literature, 1977. Translator History of al-Tabari: Last Years of the Prophet, 1990.

Editor Al-Urjuza al-Mukhtara, 1970. Author/editor Al-Sultan al-Khattab, 1967.

Connections

Married Oumayma Hasan Ali Ahmad, January 6, 1981. 1 child, Qays Hasanayn.

father:
Kurbanhusein Fidahusein Poonawala

mother:
Sakina Sultanali (Sakina) Poonawala

spouse:
Oumayma Hasan Ali Ahmad

child:
Qays Hasanayn Poonawala