Muhamad Ali

Professional Bio 

Muhamad Ali is an associate professor in Islamic Studies, Religious Studies Department, and Director of Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at the University of California, Riverside. He teaches Reading the Qur'an, Topics in Modern Islam, Islam in Southeast Asia, religion and politics, religions in contact, among others.

Area of Expertise 

My area of expertise include the questions of jihad, violence and peace, Islam and the West, Islam and education, Islam and politics, Islam and law, and religious freedom and religious pluralism. I have published two books: Multicultural-Pluralist Theology (2003) and Bridging Islam and the West (2009), and Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya (2006) as well as journal articles on Muslims fatwas on interfaith marriage, women and gender, Muslims perceptions of Judaism and Jews, Islamic liberal movements, and religious pluralism and freedom.

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Professional Title 
Associate Professor