NEJS Faculty

Suleyman Dost

Suleyman Dost

Assistant Professor of Classical Islam

Contact Information

(781) 736-2971
(781) 736-2070 FAX


Lown 209

Mailing Address

Suleyman Dost
Brandeis University
MS 054
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


University of Chicago, Ph.D.
University of Chicago, A.M.


Qur'anic Studies, Islamic Studies, Early Islamic History, Arabic epigraphy and paleography, philology.


Prof. Dost researches early Islamic history through the lenses of both traditional narrative sources in various languages including Arabic, Greek, Latin and Syriac, and sources that can be qualified as documentary evidence such as pre-Islamic and early Islamic Arabian epigraphy, coins and early Arabic papyri. His primary focus is the Qur'ān, the scripture of Islam and one of the earliest discursive written texts in Arabic. In addition to working on situating the Qur'ān in its late antique and Judeo-Christian context, Prof. Dost researches the history of the Qur'ān's textual transmission according to the testimonies of Muslim historians with the corroboration of the earliest manuscript evidence that is available to us.

Selected Publications