Fuad Naeem


Instructor in Religion

Fuad S. Naeem teaches Islam and World Religions at Gustavus Adolphus College and has previously taught at Williams College, Georgetown University, and George Mason University. He has an M.A. in History of Religions- Hinduism and Islam from George Washington University and is currently completing a Ph.D in Theological and Religious Studies- Religious Pluralism, specializing in Islam with a minor in Christianity. His disseration focuses on the nineteetnth century Muslim scholar and theologian Muhammad Qasim Nanautvi, founder of the influential school of Deoband, his particpation in religious debate and dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Hindus in South Asia and the transformations and reconfigurations of Islamic scholarly traditions in the modern period. His interests include Islamic intellectual traditions in South Asia, Muslims and religious others, Muslim encounters with modernity, the Qur'an and its exegesis, and Islamic philosophy, theology, and esoteric traditions.


Ph.D, Theological and Religious Studies- Religious Pluralism (Islam), Georgetown University, expected 2015, M.A. in History of Religions- Hinduism and Islam, George Washington University, 2003

Courses Taught


REL-115 (World Religions) and REL-244 (ST:Islam, Pluralism)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
REL-115World Religions22014/FA