Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Arnold Yasin Mol

Arnold Yasin Mol

Arnold Yasin Mol is a PhD candidate at Leiden University in religious studies and Islamic intellectual and exegetical history researching otherization discourse (theology of the other, minority jurisprudence, religious pluralism, heresiology, universal ethics) within the Ottoman tafsīr tradition. He is a research consultant on religion and theology of care at a Dutch healthcare NGO and spiritual care worker within detention and healthcare settings. He is a research assistant at the Institute for the Revival of Traditional Islamic Sciences (IRTIS.org.uk) where he studies the traditional Islamic curriculum (dars-i niẓāmī) under the guidance of Mufti Amjad Mohammed, specializing in the Ḥanafī-Māturīdī tradition, and researches on traditional hermeneutics, Muslim minority jurisprudence, global ethics and human rights, Sharīʿa and governance, and the Islamic sciences. He is a fellow at the British Board of Scholars and Imams (BBSI.org.uk). He has multiple publications on the subjects of Islamic theology, tafsīr studies, ḥadīth studies, Islam and human rights, Islamic movements, and religion and conflict (including Brill, Oxford University Press, De Gruyter, ABC-Clio, Journal of Islamic Ethics), and has provided talks and lectures at universities, international institutes, conferences, and multiple (non-)governmental organizations. He holds a Bachelor degree in Islamic studies with a specialization in Islamic theology (Leiden University), and has studied Christian theology and pastoral care. His publications and writings can be found at: https://leidenuniv.academia.edu/ArnoldMol

Jeroen Vlug

Jeroen Vlug

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR | Jeroen Vlug is a Ph.D. candidate in civilization studies and teaching fellow at Ibn Haldun University, where he specializes in Islamic civilization and Islamic law. He has an M.A. in religious studies from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, with a double specialization in Islamic theology and the sociology and anthropology of religion. He obtained a second M.A. from Freie Universität Berlin in Islamic intellectual history, specializing in medieval Arabic logic and philosophy in the Islamicate world. In addition, he completed the program for Islamic sciences at the ISAR Foundation (İstanbul Araştırma ve Eğitim Vakfı) in Istanbul, based on the traditional Ottoman madrasa curriculum. He holds a bachelor’s degree in media studies with a minor in Arabic language and culture. His publications and writings can be found at https://ibnhaldun.academia.edu/JeroenVlug.