“A New Historical Model and Periodization for the Perception of the Sunnah of the Prophet and His Companions”
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Title: A New Historical Model and Periodization for the Perception of the Sunnah of the Prophet and His Companions.
Volkan Yildiran Stodolsky was born and grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his undergraduate education at Bates College, graduating Summa Cum Laude and with honors in History. As a Beinecke fellow, he completed his M.Phil. degree in Classical and Medieval Islamic History at Oxford. At the University of Chicago, he studied in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, completing an M.A. degree and his Ph.D. dissertation, which was recently accepted with honors. In 2008 he went to Syria as a Fulbright fellow to conduct research concerning the Hanafi school of Islamic law.
Volkan had the opportunity to study classical Islamic texts with Arab, Turkish, and Indian ulama. He benefited from the lessons of Dr. Nur al-Din Itr and his student Dr. Isam Eido, the blind scholar Ḥassan al-Hindi, and Muhammad Naim al-Araqsusi in Damascus; Mehmet Savas, Ahmet Akın Cıgman, Seyyid Ahmet Gezer, and Abdurrahman Ercan Elbinsoy in Istanbul; and Mufti Mohammed Amin Kholwadia in Chicago. Volkan’s research interests include Islamic law and legal history, historiography, the instrumental Islamic sciences (syntax, semantics, logic, and rhetoric), Hadith and its methodology, Islamic theology (especially the Maturidi school), and Sufism.
Date: June 8th, 2012
Time: 6:00pm Dinner, 6:30pm Lecture
Venue: American Islamic College Room 123
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