Department of Arabic
Dr. Syed Ali Hur Mujtaba Kamoonpuri
|Qualification :||Ph.D in Arabic Language and Literature|
|Designation :||Assistant Professor (Contractual)|
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|Joining Date :||2019-07-31|
|Nature of association :||Contractual|
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Syed Ali Hur was born in Swaziland, and moved to Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) in 1994, and lived there for about 12 years during which he completed his primary and secondary education from the Al-Muntazir Islamic Seminary, passing his O-levels (IGCSE) and A-Levels (Cambridge) exams with distinctions. He pursued further studies and undertook intense personal research in India, where he graduated with his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Arabic from AMU (Aligarh Muslim University), the flagship Muslim University in India.
He was also honoured as the Best speaker (English) in the Annual All-India Sir Syed Memorial Debates in which he represented the AMU for several years in a row. He has a wide variety of awards from his university, has spoken at various conferences, and has gone on several international lecture tours to different countries in Asia, Africa, North America and Europe conducting workshops and interactive programs for the benefit of the youth.
He pursued his PhD in Arabic Language and Literature as part of a doctoral programme at the Aligarh Muslim University, and his dissertation focuses on showcasing the linguistic and literary contributions of Ibn Abil Hadeed al-Madaini (d. 656 AH), author of one of the most famous, colossal and voluminous commentaries of Nahjul Balagha to be written in the Abbasid period.
He has participated in, and presented papers at, numerous national and international level seminars, conferences and symposiums organised by the Departments of Arabic, English, Linguistics, Quranic Studies, Islamic Studies, and Theology at the AMU as well as other universities. His primary areas of academic and research interest include Quranic Arabic, Classical Arabic Language and Literature, Modern Arabic Literature, Classical and Modern Literary Criticism, as well as Translations Studies.