Mahmoud Ayoub is Professor of Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion at
Temple University in Philadelphia. He was born in 1938 in south Lebanon. Upon
completion of his education, he has authored a number of books in English and
Arabic in the area of Islam and Inter-religious dialogue. The most notable are
Redemptive Suffering in Islam and The Qur’an and Its Interpreters
(2 volumes to date). He has published over fifty scholarly articles both as
chapters in edited works as well as in well-known academic refereed journals.
Two of his recent works are Crisis of Muslim History: Religion and Politics
in Early Islam, 2003, and (forthcoming, 2004) Islam in Faith and
History (both published by Oneworld Publications). Currently he is working
on the third volume of The Qur’an and Its Interpreters.