Wael Farouq was born in Cairo, Egypt. He was assistant professor for Islamic studies at the Coptic-Catholic Faculty of theology in Cairo, Egypt (2005-2008). He has been visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, Macerata University since 2005 and instructor at the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo since 2006. Straus fellow, faculty of law New York university 2011-2012. He is Visiting professor faculty of foreign languages and literature, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.
He is a columnist in several newspapers and magazines and President of Tawasul cultural center for inter civilization dialogue.
Primary area of his research interest is the language of Islamic culture (literature, philosophy and religion) in which he has published several researches, among them Alle Radici Della Ragione Araba (Roots of the Arabic Reason) in Dio Salvi la Ragione, Cantagalli 2007; Radici storiche e linguistiche della Sharia islamica (Linguistic and historical roots of the Islamic Law), Macerata University 2007; The language of Islamic Philosophy, a textual study of the Encyclopedia of Ikhwan Al-Safa – Purity brothers, Cairo 2008; La ragione come atto (Reason as an act) in Nuntium 2008/2-3 and Islamic law and challenge of the modernity: Conformity and conflict, Cairo 2010.
personal page: http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/farouq_wael_eissa/
Glossary in Arabic 1
The course aims at introducing the major conceptual categories in Islamic political thought, focusing in particular on the political vocabulary, its semantic dimension and the symbolic associations it engenders. At the end of the course the student should be able to properly locate concepts such as ‘Islamic State’, ‘caliph’, ‘shariah’, ‘jihad’, ‘muwatana (citizenship)’ etc., essential to the understanding of contemporary Middle East. No previous knowledge of Arabic is required.