Aaron Spevack

Affiliated Research Faculty, Islamic Philosophy and TheologyAaron Spevack

Muslim Chaplain, Center for Spiritual Life


Aaron Spevack specializes in Islamic Intellectual History, with an emphasis on 13th-19th-century law, theology, and Sufism and their reception in contemporary Muslim communities. He has published two books and a number of articles on Islamic intellectual history including The Archetypal Sunni Scholar: Law, Theology, and Mysticism in the Synthesis of al-Bajuri (SUNY, 2014.) He is also a Visiting Scholar in Harvard's Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and teaches courses on Islam, Islamic Finance, and World Religions in Harvard's Division of Continuing Education. Previously, he has been a visiting researcher in Harvard Law School's Program in Islamic Law where he worked on Talfiq (legal patch-working) in Inheritance, Divorce, and Islamic Finance.