Dr. Saf Chowdhury
i3 ARC Researcher
Saf studied Philosophy at Kings College London, where he earned an Associate of Kings College (AKC) award upon completing the program. Seeking to deepen his knowledge, he travelled to Cairo, where he immersed himself in the traditional Islamic Studies curricula at al-Azhar University.
Returning to the UK, Saf pursued his passion for learning and excelled in his master's degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies, achieving distinction for his outstanding academic performance. His doctoral dissertation centered on the esteemed Sufi hagiographer and theoretician, Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami, and was subsequently published under the title "A Sufi Apologist of Nishapur: The Life and Thought of Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami."Saf's research interests extend beyond Sufism and encompass paraconsistent logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology. He has a keen interest in how these subjects are employed to elucidate and clarify Islamic theological doctrine, particularly within kalam theology. His forthcoming book, "Islamic Theology and the Problem of Evil" (New York and Cairo: AUC Press), is the first work in Islamic studies to treat the topic within the analytic theology approach.
In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Saf is deeply committed to education and serves as a teacher and curriculum consultant. Furthermore, he holds a position on the senior editorial board of the Journal of Islamic Philosophy.