Issam Eido is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Religious Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University; MESA Global Academy Scholar for 2020-2022 affiliated with the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School; a former Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic at the University of Chicago Divinity School (2013-2015); and a former post-doctoral fellow of the Corpus Coranicum and “Europe in the Middle East/Middle East in Europe” (EUME) Research program at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin (2012-2013).
Prior to the Syrian uprising, Eido served as a lecturer in the faculty of Islamic Studies in the Department of Qur’ān and Ḥadīth Studies at the University of Damascus.His thesis focused on ḥadīth scholars and their criteria for ḥadīth criticism. Eido’s research focuses on the Qur’ān, ḥadīth studies, and Sūfism. His teaching interests focus on the Qur’ān, ḥadīth, early Islamic legal theory, and Arabic studies. His Arabic publications include Nashʾat ‘ilm al-muṣṭalaḥ wal-ḥadd al-fāṣil bayn al-mutaqaddimīn wal-mutaʾkhkhirīn (2016), Manhaj qabūl al-akhbār ‘ind al-muḥaddithīn (2018), al-Miʿyār al-ḥanafī li naqd al-ḥadīth: dawr uṣūl al-sharīʿa wa mafhūm al-kullī wa’l-juzʾī, (2020) al-Dars al-ḥadīthī al-shāmī ṣiyāgha mustaʾnafa li-ʿilm al-ḥadīth (2017), The Rise of Syrian Salafism: From Denial to Recognition (2017), The Sunnah in The Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics (2019), Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī’s Criteria: An Epistemological Perspective (co-authored with Muhammed Tayssir Safi 2020), and a forthcoming paper in the Oxford University Press handbook on ḥadīth entitled Towards the Systematization of the Science of Authentication and Ḥadīth Classification: Authors and Their Works.
For more information visit Eido’s faculty webpage here.