Dr. Jan A. Ali is a Sociologist of Religion (Islam). He is a Senior Lecturer in Islam and Modernity in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and simultaneously holds a title as the Community and Research Analyst in the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies at the University of Western Sydney. His main sociological focus is on the study of existential Islam. In recent years Jan has been invited by a number of non-government organizations and government agencies in various capital cities and overseas to deliver Public Lectures on Islamic Revivalism, Shar’iah, Terrorism, and various other important topics on Islam.
Jan is the author of Islamic Revivalism Encounters the Modern World: A Study of the Tablīgh Jamā‘at (New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 2012).
Currently Jan is researching the Importance of Shari‘ah in Australia using data based on questionnaire survey and collaborating with Professor Kevin Dunn, Professor Peter Hopkins, and Associate Professor Adam Possamai researching Muslims on Campus: University Life for Muslim Students in Australia.
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