Dr. Mustansir Mir

mir_webMustansir Mir is University Professor of Islamic Studies at Youngstown State University. Originally from Pakistan, he has taught at colleges in Lahore, at the University of Michigan, and at the International Islamic University in Malaysia. His main interests are Qur’anic studies and Iqbal studies. Recent publications include Iqbal: Makers of Islamic Civilization(2006) and Understanding the Islamic Scripture: A Study of Selected Passages from the Qur’an(2007). He co-edits the journal Studies in Contemporary Islam. Mir earned his PhD from the University of Michigan.


Recent Publications:

1. “Ma‘arif al-Qur’an: The Qur’anic Commentary of Mufti Muhammad Shafi‘”
Modern Approaches to the Qur’an: Varieties of Twentieth Century Tafsir, ed. Suha Taji-Farouki. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

2. Articles on (i) Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz (800 words), (ii), Hamid al-Din al-Farahi (950 words), (iii) Amin Ahsan Islahi (930 words)
Biographical Dictionary of Islam, ed. Mustafa Shah. I.B.Tauris, forthcoming.

3. “Iqbal’s The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam”
Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy, ed. Khalid El-Rouayheb. Oxford University
Press, forthcoming.

4. “Ibn al-Farid’s The Wine Song and Iqbal’s Satan’s Advisory Council”
Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion, ed. Susan Felch. Cambridge
University Press, forthcoming.

5. “The Inner Dynamic of the Qur’anic Sura”
Oxford Handbook of Qur’anic Studies, ed. Abdel Haleem and Mustafa Shah. Oxford
University Press, forthcoming.

6. Commentary on three Qur’anic passages (Qur’an 2:127; 22:39-40; 60:8-9), in German translation, broadcast in three segments on Deutsschlandradio, Cologne (September 2015):

7. “What Does It Mean to be Human?” Statement on Islam and Science at the Smithsonian website:

Dr. Mir’s Full CV