Meet Your Instructor, Ahmed Abdul Ghani

Ahmed Abdul Ghani was born in Boston. He graduated from LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences) with a major in mathematics and a minor in computer science.

At the age of twenty-two he joined Jamia Darululoom Karachi, from which he graduated at the age of thirty.

He then specialized in hadith at Jamiat-ul-Uloom il-Islamiyyah, Karachi, under the late Shaykh Abdul Haleem Chishti.

He obtained a master’s in philosophy at Karachi University before joining the University of Chicago, from which he graduated with a master’s in Middle Eastern studies in 2020.

While at the University of Chicago he studied the pre-Islamic Middle East, i.e. Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq), Anatolia (present-day Turkey), and Egypt, with a focus on Mesopotamia.

His primary languages were the two main languages of ancient Mesopotamia, namely Sumerian and Akkadian (Assyro-Babylonian), but he also took courses in Syriac and Hebrew. His research focuses on the Hebrew verbal system.

He joined IOK in 2020 and teaches Arabic and, when there is enough demand, Hebrew.

Before joining he also taught Syriac, Persian, and French.