Sherman Jackson

Dr. Sherman Jackson is the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Dr. Jackson was formerly the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Visiting Professor of Law and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Michigan.

Books & Articles

  • Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī (1996)
  • On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî’s Faysal al-Tafriqa (2002)
  • Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Toward the Third Resurrection (2005)
  • Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering (2009)
  • Sufism for Non-Sufis? Ibn Ata’ Allah’s Tâj al-‘Arûs (2012)
  • Initiative to Stop the Violence: Sadat’s Assassins and the Renunciation of Political Violence (forthcoming)