Suleiman A. Mourad is the Myra M. Sampson Professor of Religion at Smith College (USA). His research and teaching focus on Islamic history, religious thought, and jihad in Islamic legal and scholarly traditions. His publications include Ibn ʿAsakir of Damascus: Champion of Sunni Islam in the Time of the Crusades (Oneworld 2021), and The Mosaic of Islam (Verso 2016). He served as historical advisor and appeared on several film documentaries, including Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury (CNN), and The Sultan and the Saint (PBS). He is also a regular op-ed writer on historical and current issues, and has a weekly column in 180Post.com (Lebanon).