Research topics

  • Pre-modern Islamic intellectual history
  • Muslim societies and cultures 10th - 16th century
  • Muslim modernity
  • Classical, post-classical and modern Koran exegesis
  • Comparative and interreligious scriptural interpretation
  • Language and philosophy of language
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Language theories in pre-modern Islamic intellectual history
  • Language and linguistic theory in the post-formative legal compendia
  • Legal methodology using the example of ar-Rāzī's approaches
  • Correlation and intersections of legal methodology and Qur'anic exegesis
  • Šarḥ- and Ḥāšiya-literature of the Quranic commentaries in particular of al-Kaššāf and Anwār at-tanzīl