Dr. Mohammed Pervaiz

Lecturer, Department of Humanities

Mohammed Pervaiz was born and raised in Southern West Virginia. He holds an undergraduate degree from Haverford College where he studied Sociology and Chemistry, a Masters degree in Middle East Studies from The University of Chicago and an interdisciplinary Ph.D in Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought from Virginia Tech. He taught various courses for five years in the departments of Religion & Culture, Political Science and History at Virginia Tech while teaching the online Islamic Studies Essentials program at Darul Qasim. Dr. Pervaiz’s training in the liberal arts and humanities focuses on secular and religious power, embodiment and modernity (especially the early Turkish Republic), utilizing concepts developed from the anthropology of the secular. 

In addition to his studies in the Western academy, he has studied with Muslim scholars in Amman, Istanbul and Chicago. His initial training in the basic Islamic sciences began with his mother, Fakhra Pervaiz — a devoted Sunday school and Qur’an teacher — and was later introduced to the academic study of Islam by Shaykh Amin at Darul Qasim where he remained for several  years. He then completed the classical Arabic program at the Qasid Institute in Amman, Jordan. He has also studied Tajwid, Tafsir, ‘ilm al-akhlāq, Grammar, Hanafi Law, al-Ghazali, and biography with a number of scholars, notable among them the Damascene Hanafi faqih Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmān al-Sha’ār, the Arabic grammarians Shaykh Ali Hāni and Ustādh Yusaf Bhatti, and Dr. Choukri Heddouchi.