Freie Universität Berlin
Islam Dayeh is Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses on Arabic-Islamic intellectual history and textual scholarship in the early modern period. He is the director of the research programme Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship (Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin) and founding editor of the journal Philological Encounters (Brill).
Research related to commentary
Commentaries, as a mode of reading and writing, and a form of textual production, figure prominently in my current research on Arabic-Islamic intellectual history in the fifteenth century.
Publications related to commentary
2019 “From Taṣḥīḥ to Taḥqīq: Toward a History of the Arabic Critical Edition.” Philological Encounters, vol. 5, 2019, 245-299.
2019 As editor, special issue “What was Philology in Arabic?” Philological Encounters, vol. 4, issues 1-4, 2019.
2018 As editor, special issue “Commentary Cultures: Technologies of Medieval Reading.” Philological Encounters, issue 3, 2018.
2019 “Islamic Casuistry and Galenic Medicine: Hashish, Coffee and the Emergence of the Jurist-Physician” in A Historical Approach to Casuistry: Norms and Exceptions in a Comparative Perspective, edited by Carlo Ginzburg, Bloomsbury, 2019, 132-150.
2019 “Prophecy and Writing in the Qurʾān, or: Why Muhammad was not a Scribe,” in Return to the Origins. The Qurʾan’s Reformation of Judaism and Christianity (ed. Holger Zellentin), Routledge 2019.
2018 “Reading Ibn Taymiyya in Granada. A Study of Inexplicit Citation,” in special issue on “Ibn Taymiyya Among the Mamluks and Ottomans” (ed. Caterina Bori), Muslim World, 2018, 154-171.
2016 “The Potential of World Philology.” Philological Encounters, vol. 1, 2016, 396-418.
2010 “Al-Hawāmīm: Intertextuality and Coherence in Meccan Suras,” in The Qur’an in Context, ed. Angelika Neuwirth et al, Leiden: Brill, 2010, 461-498