Dr Salman Younas

MA, DPhil (Oxon)
Hamad bin Jassim Fellow

Dr. Salman Younas’ research focuses on Islamic law in the classical and modern periods with a specific focus on the history of law, legal philosophy, and contemporary legal thought. Dr. Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After completing his undergraduate degree, he moved to the Middle East where he spent half a decade studying Arabic and the traditional Islamic sciences. In 2013, Dr. Younas completed his MA in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford with honours. He then went on to complete a DPhil in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford in 2018. His thesis focused on the formation and evolution of the Ḥanafī legal school during the 3rd/9th and 4th/10th centuries. Before joining the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Dr. Younas worked for one year as a post-doctoral candidate at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID).

Dr Salman Younas