Fareeha Khan is an intellectual historian with a strong interest in how the classical Islamic disciplines of law and spirituality continue to provide meaning and ethical direction for Muslims in the modern age.
She is an affiliated scholar at Willamette University (where she has also served as assistant professor) and is Advisory Editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law.
She holds an MA from the University of Chicago in Middle Eastern Studies and a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan (where she studied under Dr. Sherman Abdul Hakeem Jackson and Dr. Barbara Metcalf).
She has studied with Muslim scholars in Jordan, the US and Canada, and is a founding member of the Sila Initiative. Born and raised in Chicago, she now lives with her husband Ibrahim Mansoor in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where she continues to write and conduct research.