University of Toronto
Mourad Laabdi is a Research Fellow at the University of Toronto Institute of Islamic Studies. He earned his PhD (2017) from the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, specializing in Islamic Studies. His dissertation is an in-depth analysis of the legal thought of the well-known Muslim philosopher and jurist, Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd (aka Averroes, d. 1198 CE). In his research, he focuses on multiplicity and conflict of legal opinion in the pre-modern period and examines the ways in which classical Muslim scholars from various disciplines conceived of and engaged legal controversy. Mourad Laabdi is currently completing his first monograph which is tentatively entitled, Ibn Rushd Jurist: Law and Legal Theory at the Crossroad of Reason and Tradition.