Haroon Moghul is fellow at ISPU and Fellow at the New America Foundation. He is also an Associate Editor at Religion Dispatches and Senior Editor at The Islamic Monthly. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, focusing on 'Allama Muhammad Iqbal's concept of reconstruction; his research more broadly includes Islam in India and Islamic networks across the greater Indian Ocean and West Asian regions. Haroon served as Director of Public Relations for the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU) and was selected one of 500 global Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow. He writes frequently, and in addition to his editorial roles, has contributed to al-Jazeera English, Today's Zaman, Pakistan's Dawn, Tikkun, and The Huffington Post. His first novel, "The Order of Light," was written in Cairo; in the novel, young Muslims light themselves on fire to protest the authoritarian reality of the Middle East, an eerie forecasting of today's events (Penguin 2006; French translation by Cherche Midi, 2007). Haroon has worked as an analyst for the Tabah Foundation of Abu Dhabi, bridging traditional Islamic scholarship with Western academia. His media appearances include CNN, BBC, NPR, Russia Today, and The History Channel. Haroon has spoken across the United States and internationally on Islamic history and culture, contemporary politics in the Muslim world, and radicalism and religious identity. He serves as an expert guide to the Muslim heritage of Spain, and will be leading trips to Spain, Turkey, and Bosnia, in coming years.
Ph.D. Candidate Columbia University
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