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Assistant Professor

Eiyad S. al-Kutubi

  • University of Indiana, Bloomington, PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, 2013 

  • Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, MA, Philosophy, 2009 

  • Mosul University College of Medicine, MBchB. 1985

Prior to Zaytuna College

Dr. Eiyad al-Kutubi is a scholar of Muslim theology and philosophy, the Arabic language, and usul al-fiqh. He is the author of a monograph, Mullā Ṣadrā and Eschatology: Evolution of Being (Routledge, 2015), and other publications in the field of Muslim philosophy. 
Across his career, Dr. al-Kutubi has taught Arabic, Muslim spirituality and thought, and world religions at a range of institutions including Georgia State University, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University, where he received an award for outstanding Arabic teaching. 
He has presented conference papers on the work of Imam al-Ghazali, Mulla Sadra, and the falsafa tradition. 
Dr. al-Kutubi returned to the faculty of Zaytuna College in 2023. He previously taught at the college from 2017-2020. 
He is fluent in English and Arabic. 

Selected Works
  • Mullā Ṣadrā and Eschatology: Evolution of Being, London: Routledge, 2015.

  • “Translation of Mullā Sadrā’s The Traveler’s Provision (Zād al-Musāfer)” in Illuminationist Texts and Textual Studies: Essays in the Memory of Hossein Ziai, Brill, 2017. 

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