John Andrew Morrow

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John Andrew Morrow
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OccupationProfessor and Author

John Andrew Morrow is a Canadian Scholar of Islam studies.

Biography[edit | edit source]

John Andrew Morrow was born in 1971. He is a Métis Canadian professor, author, and research scholar from Québec who specializes in Hispanic, Native, and Islamic Studies. He converted into Islam and adopted the name Ilyas.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • post-doctoral studies in the Arabic language ; Arabic Language Institute in Fez, the University of Utah's Middle East Center, and the Qalam wa Lawh Center in Rabat
  • MA and a PhD in Spanish American Literature
  • Honors BA with double majors in Spanish and French Language and Literature ;University of Toronto

Career[edit | edit source]

  • Being undergraduate and graduate faculty member at numerous universities
  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, Program Head, and Department Head
  • Lecturer the University of Toronto, Park University, Northern State University, and Eastern New Mexico University,
  • Visiting Researcher at Harvard University, Purdue University, and the University of Chicago
  • professor of Spanish, English, and Religious Studies for the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea Program in 2011

Publications[edit | edit source]

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Lecture[edit | edit source]

Johm Andrew Morrow delivered a lecture in Toronto, Canada in 1996 about Imam Hussain, "Sacrifice: The Message Of Imam Hussain by John Andrew Morrow (Ilyas Islam)". This speech was published as an article in the August 1996 edition of Mahjubah15:8 (147). It was later reprinted in Islamic Insights: Writings and Reviews, an anthology of academic articles, published by Ansariyan Publications in 2012.

His vision towards Karbala[edit | edit source]

Starting an article with this sentence “; Labayka ya Husayn!” articles, he showed his pure love towards Imam Husayn!. In this article, he talked about his trip to Iraq , Karbala.

He also held some talks about Karbala and the tragedy of Karbala to answer the questions like why Imam Husayn is martyred and also he has described the political and social circumstances of this event as well as the people lived during the reign of the Umayyad Empire.

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