Author:Assad Nimer Busool

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Assad Nimer Busool
Academic in Arabic studies at American Islamic College, Chicago

Dr. Assad Nimer Busool was born in Reina, Nazareth, Palestine/Israel. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He received a Masters degree in Library Science, and a Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, California. He has taught Arabic and Islam at San Diego State University, San Diego, California and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Currently he is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Arabic Studies at the American Islamic College, Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Busool is a prolific writer and has published books, articles, and short stories in English, Arabic and Hebrew. Among his writings are:

  • 1) Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani - Forty Hadith, (translation into English)
  • 2) Al-Mundhiri - Forty Hadith, (translation into English)
  • 3) Shapes and Forms of Arabic Letters, (3rd printing)
  • 4) Games of the Children of Palestine, (in Arabic)
  • 5) Al-`Aqidah Al-Wasitiyah of Ibn Taymiyyah. (Translation into English with introduction and commentary, 2nd edition)
  • 6) The Role of The Qur'an and the Sunnah in Reviving the Muslim 'Ummah, (in Arabic)
  • 7) Good Neighbors and Other Moral Stories, (adapted from Classic Arabic and translated into English)
  • 8) Islamic Fundamentalism
  • 9) Islam's Relationship to Christianity and Judaism
  • 10) The Proper Pronunciation of the Language of The Qur'an


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