Orient- und Islamwissenschaft

Dr. Syed Hasan Sardar

Dr Syed Hasan Sardar earned his PhD from the Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research interests include Medieval Islamic Intellectual History with a focus on the philosophical and scientific developments in Muslim society, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic Astronomy during the medieval period, and the influence of Arabic and Persian languages on Indian society and culture. He has published articles and reviews on Islamic astronomy, the role of the Persian language in the development of the Islamic intellectual tradition in India, and the contribution of Ulama in the promotion of Muslim Intellectual thought in India. He has received various awards in the fields of Islamic Sciences including the Maulana Azad National Fellowship award from the Government of India, the NET Award from the University Grants Commission of India, and the PL Gupta First Prize in Epigraphy and Numismatics.

He has had several articles published in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and English across the world, most notably in the United States, Malaysia, Iran, Pakistan, and India.

Research Interests

  • Mediaeval Islamic History of South Asia
  • Islamic Astronomy and Muslims Astronomical Achievements in South Asia
  • Muslim Intellectual and Scientific contribution in South Asia during Medieval Period
  • Non-violence & Interfaith Harmony and Qur'anic Hermeneutics

Teaching Winter Semester 2022/23

> An Introduction to the Urdu Language (Mondays, 10:15-11:45)
> Language and Politics in South Asia (Tuesdays, 10:15-11:45)