Carl Sharif El-Tobgui

Carl Sharif El-TobguiAssociate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Director of the Arabic Language Program


  • McGill University, PhD

  • McGill University, MA

  • Georgetown University, BS


Carl Sharif El-Tobgui is Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, and Director of the Arabic Language Program in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department. Professor El-Tobgui's scholarly expertise lies in the field of Islamic thought, with a special concentration on theology, law, and jurisprudence. In addition to his expertise in Islamic thought, Professor El-Tobgui has a deep love of language in general and of Classical Arabic in particular and has enjoyed for many years exploring the intricacies of Arabic grammar, as well as classical literature and poetry with his students. Professor El-Togbui's most recent courses taught include Islam and the West; as well as middle and advanced Arabic language courses.

Selected Publications

Professor El-Tobgui is currently completing a monograph study of Ibn Taymiyya's (d. 1328) 10-volume work, Refutation of Contradiction Between Reason and Revelation.