Area of Expertise
the classical and pre-modern intellectual and textual traditions, particularly Qur’an hermeneutics and ritual law
PHD, University of Manchester; Islamic Studies, Dept of Middle Eastern Studies;
Dr Shuruq Naguib received her PhD from the University of Manchester in Islamic Studies from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies. Her research focused on two key areas: the classical and pre-modern intellectual and textual traditions, particularly Qur’an hermeneutics and ritual law; and Muslim responses to modernity, with a focus on how twentieth century and contemporary Muslim women scholars read the tradition to intellectually and socially develop their religious authority as knowers of the tradition.
She has also written on ritual purity, metaphors in post-classical Qur’an interpretation and Arabic rhetoric, contemporary female exegetes and jurists in Islam and feminist hermeneutics of the Qur’an.
In recent years, she has built an interest in Islam in Britain, co-authoring a study of change in perception of God in modern Britain and leading a research project entitled Muslim Women Reading Religious Texts in Britain and Egypt.