Muhammad Habib

Muhammad Habib

Preceptor in Arabic

Muhammad Habib was born in Egypt; he was an Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic at Georgetown University and previously taught at Duke University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Arabic language and linguistics from Al-Azhar University in Egypt. His research interests include Arabic linguistics, phonetics, syntax, morphology, semantics, and pragmatics, as well as teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL), Arabic Literature, Arabic linguistics, Islamic Studies, Qur’anic Studies, and Academic writing. He has published two monographs in Arabic linguistics, the first entitled; Usul al-nahw wa masa’ilahi al-khilafiya (Principles of Arabic Grammar and Scholarly Debates Among Medieval Grammarians) and the second entitled; Debating Grammar: Ibn Malik’s Analyses of Abi Ali Al-Farsi’s Writings, and several academic articles on historical Arabic grammar and contemporary Arabic language pedagogy. He also studied the art of Arabic calligraphy at the Calligraphy Institute in Cairo and has given workshops on Arabic calligraphy at universities around the U.S.

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Harvard – CMES
38 Kirkland St, Room 108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-7809
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