Javad Fakhkhar Toosi
Visiting Professor, Department of Historical Studies

 I studied Arabic literature, logic, the principles of jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh), Islamic philosophy and mysticism, Shia and Sunni jurisprudence theology, interpretation of the Qur’an (tafsīr), and the sciences of ḥadīth in the seminary of Qom, the highest center of Shīʿī Islamic sciences. My education provided me with opportunities to discuss and present theories in various fields of Islamic studies.

Simultaneously, I pursued academic studies in a secular context, receiving my master’s degree in Islamic philosophy and theology from the University of Qom and my doctorate in Islamic education and ethics from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with distinction.

I have taught at various seminaries and universities since 1991. My teaching during these years included several fields of Islamic sciences. I was the master of students and teaching for over 19 years. I am currently a visiting professor at the department of Historical studies of the University of Toronto, from May 2022 to May 2023, and a senior research fellow at the Qur’an and Ḥadīth Department of the Fahim Research Institute.