Department of Religion

Jawid Mojaddedi
Associate Professor & Graduate
Islamic Studies

Loree Building, Room 104
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Jawid Mojaddedi is Associate Professor of Religion at Rutgers University. He is the prize-winning translator of the first two books of Rumi’s Masnavi, the longest single-authored mystical poem ever written. His translation of Book Three is due to be published in 2013 in the same Oxford World’s Classics series as the previous volumes. In addition to his translations, he has also published everal other books, which include The Biographical Tradition in Sufism (RoutledgeCurzon, 2001), and Classical Islam:  A Sourcebook of Religious Literature (Routledge, 2003), the second edition of which is due to be published in Fall 2012. His latest monograph, Beyond Dogma: Rumi’s Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories, was published by Oxford University Press in April 2012.

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On Leave Fall 2013 Semester (James T. Johnson will be acting Graduate Director 7/1/13-1/30/14)
Phone: 848-932-6821 / 9641
Fax:  732-932-1271

Postal Address:
Department of Religion
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ  08901-8525
Education Areas of Specialization
  • Ph.D. and B.A. University of Manchester (1992 - 1998)
  • Islamic Studies

Beyond Dogma: Rumi's Teachings on
Friendship with God
and Early Sufi Theories
(Oxford University Press,
Rumi, The Masnavi: Book Two (translator and editor)
(Oxford Univ. Press, 2007)
(translator and editor)
Rumi, The Masnavi: 
Book One (Oxford
Univ. Press, 2004)
The Biographical Tradition in Sufism: the tabaqat genre from al-Sulami to Jami, Studies in Asian Religion
(Routledge Curzon, 2001)
(translator and editor)
Classical Islam: A
Sourcebook of Religious
Literature (with N. Calder
and A. Rippin)
(Routledge, 2003)
(contributing editor)
Studies in Islamic and Middle Eastern Texts and Traditions in Memory of Norman Calder (with editors G. R. Hawting and A. Samely) (Oxford Univ. Press, 2000)
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
  • ‘Rumi’s View of His Predecessors,’ in L. Lewisohn, ed., The Philosophy of Ecstasy: Rumi and the Sufi
    World Wisdom, Bloomington, Ind., 2013.
  •  ‘Narratives about al-Junayd,’ in J. Renard, ed., Tales of God’s Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation,
    University of California Press, 2009, pp. 79-91.
  •  ‘Rumi,’ in The Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an, ed. A. Rippin, Blackwell, Oxford, 2006, pp. 362-72.
  •  ‘Getting drunk with Abu Yazid or staying sober with Junayd: the creation of a popular typology of Sufism,
    Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 66/1 (2003), pp. 1-13.
    (Reprinted in L. Ridgeon,
    ed., Sufism: Critical Concepts, Routledge, 2008.)
Selected Awards and Distinctions
  • The 2005 Lois Roth Prize for Translation of Persian Literature, The American Institute of Iranian Studies for
    The Masnavi: Book One; see above)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Middle East Studies Association
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Association for the Study of Persianate Societies
  • International Society of Iranian Studies
  • 2012-14, “Bridging Cultures: Poetries of the Muslim World,” NEH-funded Project of Poets House and City Lore NYC. Consultant and Speaker for this project to increase appreciation of poetry in the Muslim World through lectures at US public libraries.
  • 2009-, Member of Advisory Council of the journal The Mawlana Rumi Review.


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