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Mohammed Rustom

Director (Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam), Professor of Islamic Thought & Global Philosophy (College of Humanities)

Degrees:Hon. B.A. (Toronto); Ph.D. (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1954
Office:2A61 Paterson Hall

Mohammed Rustom is Professor of Islamic Thought & Global Philosophy at Carleton University and Director of the Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam. An award-winning author whose works have been translated into over ten languages, Professor Rustom’s research focuses on Islamic philosophy, Sufism, Quranic exegesis, and cross-cultural philosophy. He is author of The Triumph of Mercy: Philosophy and Scripture in Mulla Sadra (2012), co-editor of The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary (2015), and translator of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, The Condemnation of Pride and Self-Admiration (2018). Dr. Rustom’s more recent books include The Essence of Reality: A Defense of Philosophical Sufism (2022), Inrushes of the Heart: The Sufi Philosophy of ‘Ayn al-Qudat (2023), and A Sourcebook in Global Philosophy (2025).