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Dr Shuruq Naguib

Dr Shuruq Naguib


County South
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 592426
Office hours: My office hours are Wednesday 1-2 and Friday 12-1.


Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research

I received my PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Manchester, Department of Middle Eastern Studies. My research covers two key strands: the classical and pre-modern intellectual and textual traditions, particularly Qur'an hermeneutics and ritual law; and Muslim responses to modernity, with a focus on how twentieth century and contemporary Muslim women scholars read the tradition to intellectually and socially develop their religious authority as knowers of the tradition. I have written on ritual purity, metaphor in post-classical Qur'an interpretation and Arabic rhetoric, feminist hermeneutics of the Qur'an, and contemporary female exegetes and jurists in Islam. In recent years, I have developed an interest in Islam in Britain, co-authoring a study of change in conceptions of God in modern Britain and leading a research project entitled Muslim Women Reading Religious Texts in Britain and Egypt (2010-2011). The project investigated how core Islamic texts are read by ‘ordinary' Muslim women in light of their contexts.  I have also been involved in supporting Islamic studies in the UK through my work with HEFCE's Islamic Studies Network until 2012, and currently through my capacity as interim Co-chair of the British Association of Islamic Studies (BRAIS).

PhD Supervision Interests

Qur'anic commentary (Tafsir)

Modern Interpretation of the Qur'an

Islamic Ritual Jurisprudence

Muslims in Britain

Gender and Islam

Current Teaching

RSt 100: Religions of the Modern World



In addition to the above modules,I have previously taught Islamic Religious Texts in Arabic, and contributed to courses on Political Islamic thought, and Gender and Islam.

Research Interests

Classical Exegesis of the Qur'an (Intertextuality and Hermeneutics); The Representation of Women in the Qur'an and Exegesis;RitualEthics in Islam, Genderin Islamic thought; Contemporary Women Interpreters of the Qur'an (Muslim Feminism); Dis/continuities between traditional and contemporary Islamic thought; Bint al-Shati': the First Sunni woman exegete and hermeneutician.

Office Hours

My office hours are Wednesday 1-2 and Friday 12-1.


Guiding the Sound Mind: Ebu's-su‘ūd’s Tafsir and Rhetorical Interpretation of the Qur'an in the Post-Classical Period.

Naguib, S. 2013 In: The Journal of Ottoman Studies. 42, p. 1-52 52 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


God change

Chapman, M., Naguib, S. & Woodhead, L. 2012 Religion and change in modern Britain. Woodhead, L. & Catto, R. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 173-195 23 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter


Horizons and limitations of feminist muslim hermeneutics: reflections on the menstruation verse.

Naguib, S. 2010 New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Contestations and Transcendence Incarnate. Anderson, P. S. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer Press, p. 33-49 17 p. (Feminist philosophy collection)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter


A review of “Al-Ghazali and the Qur’an: One book, Many meanings”

Naguib, S. 2009 Journal of Semitic Studies, 54, 2, p. 602-605 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review


Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Naguib, S. 2008 Journal of Semitic Studies, 53, 1, p. 192-194 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review


And Your Garments Purify: Tahara in the light of Tafsir

Naguib, S. A. Q. 1/11/2007 In: Journal of Qur'anic Studies. 9, 1, p. 59-77 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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