Mohammad Ali Tabataba'i (mehrdad)

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Education / academic qualifications

2013 - 2017

Ph.D. Qurʾān and Hadith Studies, University of Tehran

Thesis: “The Intellectual History of the Islamic Idea of Biblical Falsification”; Supervisor: Dr. M.A. Mahdavi-Rad

2010 - 2012

MA in Abrahamic Religions, University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran 

Thesis: “The Qurʾānic verses related to Judaism in Tafsir al-Mizan”; Supervisor: Dr. Mehrab Sadeq-Nia

2005 - 2009

BA in Qurʾān and Hadith Studies, Razavi University for Islamic Studies, Mashhad, Iran

 

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Work experience

2020 -

Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran

Assistant Professor

2013 -

Research Institute of the Qurʾān and Hadith, Qom, Iran

Research Associate

 

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Awards and Honors

2020

Winner of International Fārābī Award for Humanities

2017

Nominated for the Iranian award of the best critical book review, for the review of the Persian translation of the Encyclopedia of the Qurʾān

2016

Winner of Iran’s Praiseworthy Book of the Year Award

2014

Chosen as the best researcher in the Research Institute of Qurʾān and Hadith

2012

The 1st place in the national entrance doctorate exam in the field of Quran and Hadith, Iran

2009

The gold medal in the National Scientific Olympiad of Iran, in the field of Quran and Hadith

 

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Authored Books

Forth-coming

Intellectual History of Biblical Falsification (Taḥrīf) in Early Islam, Tehran: Ney Publication (in Persian).

Forth-coming

Shii Exegetes’ Attitudes Towards the Bible, Qom: Dar al-Hadith (in Persian).

 

 

 

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Edited Books

2016

Shīʾī Tafsīr in the Western Scholarship, Dar al-Hadith, Qom, 411 pages.

2016

Shīʾī Approach to the Qurʾān in the Western Scholarship, Dar al-Hadith, Qom, 312 pages.

 

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Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals or Books

Forth-coming

MA Tabataba’i, “Who, when and where composed the Qurʾan? The Historical Implications of the Cosmological Themes of the Qurʾān,” The Qurʾān in its Milieu of Origin: Possibilities of the Historical Reconstruction of the Qurʾānic Revelation, University of Münster (In English).

Forth-coming

MA Tabataba’i, H Eyvazi, “The story behind a refutation to Judaism by a Jewish convert: From Miṣbāḥ al-Ummah to Iqāmah al-Šuhūd,” Shii Studies Review (In English).

2020

MA Tabataba’i, “Kitāb as Divine Knowledge and Authority? A Methodological Critique of Daniel Madigan’s Thesis on the Meaning of Kitāb in the Qurʾān,” Islamic Studies in Contemporary World 1 (in Persian).

2020

MA Tabataba’i & A Masoudi & MA Mahdavi-Rad, “A Comparative History of the Idea of Biblical Falsification in Sunni and Shii exegeses”, Pazhuhesh-haye Tafsir Tatbiqi 10 (in Persian).

2019

MA Tabataba’i & MA Mahdavi-Rad, “Dating the Two Most Explicit Taḥrῑf Narrations”, Motaleat Fahm Hadith 11 (in Persian).

2019

MA Tabataba’i & MA Mahdavi-Rad, “A Pragmatic Linguistic Analysis of Taṣdῑq Verses of the Qurʾān to the problem of taḥrῑf,” Pazhuhesh-nameye Tafsir va Zabane Qurʾān 14 (in Persian).

2019

MA Tabataba’i, “Is the Qurʾān Influenced by Ebionites on Biblical Falsification?”, Pazhuhesh-haye Adyani 13 (in Persian)

2019

MA Tabataba’i & M Velayati, “A Critical Analysis of Firestone’s Hypothesis Regarding the Qurʾānic Legislation on Holy War”, Al-Bayan, Journal of Qurʾān and Ḥadīth Studies 17, pp. 147-167 (in English).

2018

MA Tabataba’i, “A systematic review of the Western scholarship on the Islamic idea of Biblical falsification (taḥrīf)”, Motaleat Tafsiri Qurʾān va Motun Moqadds 1 (in Persian).

2017

MA Tabataba’i & MA Mahdavi-Rad, “The History of Biblical Falsification Idea in Early Islamic Era,” Tarikh Islam (in Persian).

2016

Mohammad Ali Tabataba’i & Mohammad Ali Mahdavi-Rad, “The History of the Biblical Falsification Idea in Pre-Islamic Era,” Pazhuhesh-haye Adyani, 4/7, pp. 9-28 (in Persian).

2016

MA Tabataba’i & S Mirsadri, “The Qurʾānic Cosmology, as an Identity in Itself,” Arabica 63/3-4, pp. 201-234 (in English).

2013

MA Tabataba’i, “Muslim Exegetes and their non-Islamic sources in Interpretation of the Qurʾānic Verses Related to Judaism,” Tafsir Ahl Bayt 1/1, pp. 110-141(in Persian).

2013

M Sadeq-Nia & H Soleimani & MA Tabataba’i “Interpretation of the Jewish-Related Verses in al-Mizan; an Inquiry,” Moṭāleʿat Tafsīrī 13, pp. 7-30 (in Persian).

 

 

 

 

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Papers Presented in Conferences

2019

MA Tabataba’i, “Who, When and How composed the Qurʾān?  Historical Implications of the Cosmological Themes of the Qurʾān”, presented in the International Conference “The Qurʾān in its Milieu of Origin. Possibilities of the Historical Reconstruction of the Qurʾānic Revelation”, 08-10 November 2019, Münster, Germany.

2017

MA Tabataba’i & H Eivazi, “A 13th/19th Century Jewish Convert to Islam and his Refutation to Judaism,” presented in the Conference “Jews in Muslim Majority Countries – History and Prospects,” Berlin (in English).

 

 

 

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Teaching / mentor qualifications

2016 - 2019

- Comparative Studies of the Bible and the Qurʾān;

- Introduction to Western Qurʾānic Studies;

- Muslims’ Attitudes towards the Bible

(The University of Qurʾān and Hadith, Qom, Iran)

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Courses

2019

Old Syriac Language

Taught by Rev. Fr. Ashur Tamres

2016-10

The usage of semantics in the Qurʾānic studies
Presented By Dr. Ahmad Pakatchi, Dr. Azita Afrashi, Dr. M.A. Khavanin-Zadeh, and Dr. Hadi Rahnama, in the Research Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran.

2015-05

The usage of "The History of Ideas" in the Qurʾānic studies
Presented by Dr. Ahamad Pakatchi, in the University of Imam Sadiq, Tehran.

2014-10

The usage of comparative etymology in the Qurʾānic studies
Presented by Dr. Ahmad Pakatchi, in the University of Tehran

2013

Biblical Hebrew

Taught by Arash Aba’i

2010-01

Modern Christian theology
Presented by Prof. Dr. Klaus von Stosch, in the University of Religions and Denominations, Qom.

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Languages

Persian

Native language

Arabic

Good knowledge

English

Good knowledge

Syriac

Learning

Hebrew

Basic

German

Basic

Last Update At : 12 January 2021