Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq

Professor and Chairman, Library Committee Department: Social Sciences Professional Activities: On-board Status: Available

Work Experience

  • Professor & Chairman Library Committee at IBA, Karachi. (May-2014 to PRESENT)
  • Professor at IBA, Karachi. (Jan-2013 to Apr-2014)
  • Visiting Professor at University of Malaya (Jan-2011 to Dec-2012)
  • Senior Faculty Member Department of Humaities and Socail Sciences at LUMS (Jan-2006 to Dec-2012)
  • Professor of Islamic Culture & Civilization at Reconstructions Rabbinical College, Wyncote (Jan-2003 to Dec-2004)
  • Visiting Faculty at University of Pennysylvania (Jan-2002 to Dec-2006)
  • Assistant Professor at University of Pennysylvania (Jan-2001 to Dec-2002)
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at Faculty of Arts and Sciences Rutgers University (Jan-1996 to Dec-2001)
  • Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at College of the Holy Cross (Jan-1993 to Dec-1994)
  • Assistant Professor at Faculty of Arts and Sciences Brown University (Jan-1993 to Dec-1996)
  • Lecturer on Islamic Civilization at Tufts University (Jan-1990 to Dec-1992)
  • Instructor in the English Language at Northeastern University (Jan-1989 to Dec-1990)

Education

  • PhD (History of Philosophy and Science, Religion and Literature in Classical Islamic Culture), University College,University of London - 1990
  • MA (History and Philosophy of Science and Greco-Arabic Philosophy in Cultural Context), University, College, University of London - 1979
  • BA (Applied Physics and Electronics), University of Hull, England - 1971

Membership & Affiliations:

  • CHAIR OF MASTER, Committee Residential Colleges
  • MEMBER, Editorial Advisory Board PSSR
  • MEMBER, Int'l Advisory Board GIKI
  • MEMBER, Int'l Board Periodica Islamica
  • MEMBER, Advisory Board, Islam&Science
  • MEMBER, Chief Editor, Bunyad LUMS

Research Interests

  • History of Philosophy and Science, Religion and Literature in Classical Islamic Culture

Courses Taught

  • MAJOR THEMES IN WORLD HISTORY/GENERAL HISTORY
  • PHILOSOPHY, LOGIC AND ETHICS
  • HISTORY OF IDEAS-I
  • SOCIOECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY OF ISLAM
  • HISTORY OF IDEAS II
  • FROM GHALIB TO BOLLYWOOD
  • HISTORY OF SCIENCE
  • INTELLECTUAL & CULTURAL HISTORY OF MUSLIM SPAIN
  • INTELLECTUAL & CULTURAL HISTORY OF MUSLIM SPAIN
  • A HISTORY OF THE FABLE IN ITS GREEK, ARABIC, AND INDIC TRADITIONS
  • DON QUIXOTE AND ITS ANDALUSIAN MILIEU
  • THE PERSIAN LITERARY CULTURE OF LAHORE IN THE GHAZNAVID PERIOD (977-1186)
  • A TEXTUAL INTRODUCTION TO RUMI

Research Output

  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "River in the Drop: Taking Stock of the Progressive Writers’ Movement", Herald Dawn, May 14, 2017, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Narratives and Legacy: the Humanities Crisis in Pakistan", Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, May 01, 2017
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Iqbal’s Polarised Legacy", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Apr 25, 2017, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Foreword", in "Iqbal: A Selection of his Urdu and Persian Works", Translated into English by David j. Matthews, Mar 30, 2017, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "The Lost Verse: Why is Iqbal Going out of Fashion?", Herald Dawn, Mar 23, 2017, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Mushfiq Khwaja: Idara, Fard, Nabigha (Mushfiq Khwaja: Institution, Individual, Genius)", Anjuman Taraqqi-e Urdu, Mar 03, 2017, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Reading Iftikhar Arif in Persian", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Feb 19, 2017, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Gujarati Sandals in Baghdad: Decolonising History", Herald Dawn, Dec 19, 2016, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Ta-Sin of Understanding: Ibn Mansur Hallaj", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Sep 16, 2016, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "What is this Aljamiado of Spain? On the Rhythms of World Literary Cultures", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jul 24, 2016, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "The Chimes of Hayy ibn Yaqzan: From the Divine Comedy to Robinson Crusoe and Onward … On the Cross-Cultural Vicissitudes of an Arabic Work of Fiction", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, May 25, 2016, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Don Quixote: Cervantes’s ‘Arabic’ Tale: On the Andalusian Arabo-Muslim Milieu of the “World’s Greatest Novel", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Apr 03, 2016, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Continuous Poetic Creation: On Urdu Poetry’s Sport of Visual Metaphors", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jan 31, 2016, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Ta-Sin of Shining Lamp, Ibn Mansur Hallaj", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jan 10, 2016, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Breaking with Broken Metres: On the Music of Urdu Poetry", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Dec 06, 2015, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Colour, Stone, and the Word: On the Equivalence of Poetry and the Visual Arts", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Oct 18, 2015, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "‘O Lahore! How do you fare without me?’ On Punjab’s Mas‘ud and Seville’s Mu‘tamid", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Aug 30, 2015, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Alternating between flower-clad beauties and “Hu”: Whiter went Sirajuddin Zafar", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jun 14, 2015, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Madrasas Are Not the Only Parallel System", The Express Tribune, Apr 14, 2015, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the Tablets of Jaun Elia”", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Mar 29, 2015, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Birds, Trees, Stained Gusts — Who is Singing?", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Dec 28, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "In the Court of the Jinn: Animals vs. Humans", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Dec 14, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "The Thousand Faces of Mirage: Back to Noon Meem Rashid", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Oct 12, 2014, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "What is it that Rattles? - On the Autonomy of Ideas", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Aug 24, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Young Man, Poetry has Saved Us!", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jun 22, 2014
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "In the Chamber of Being: Humanising Iqbal", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Apr 21, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Even the Ashes Blown Away", The Columbia Global Humanities Workshop: "State of the Humanities in South Asia and the Middle East.", Mar 16, 2014, Mumbai, India
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "On the Romance of the Metaphorical with the Real", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Feb 09, 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Major Contemporary Environmental Issues and Some Religious and Ethical Resources for Addressing Them", Seminar on Environment and Ethics, organized by the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), Jan 04, 2014, Doha, Qatar
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq, Ted Peters, Muzaffar Iqbal "Falsafa-e ‘Ilm-o-Din dar Islam wa Masihiyyat, tr. Jawwad Qasimi", Book, Jan 01, 2014
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "The Horribly Howling’ and ‘the Victor’", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Dec 15, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Whither Portraiture?", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Sep 08, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  • N. Trakakis, Graham Oppy, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Medieval Philosophy of Religion", Acumen, Jul 31, 2013, London, England
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "From the Guadalquivir to the Edge of Indus", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jul 14, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "On the Virtues of Vices", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jul 11, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Ah, the Joys of Back-Formations", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, May 12, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  • , Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Introduction", In "Memoirs of the Badshahi Mosque" by Talha Jalal, Apr 25, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Peter E. Pormann, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq, Peter Adamson "Studies in Islamic Philosophy: The Philosophical Works of al-Kindi", , Mar 05, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Al-Farabi", In "Medieval Philosophy of Religion: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion" Edited by Graham Oppy and N. N. Trakakis, Feb 01, 2013, Durham, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "At Ghalib’s Threshold, Again", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Jan 06, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Abdurrahman Bijnouri, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Mahasin-e Kalam-e Ghalib", , Jan 01, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Educational Horizons of Contemporary Pakistan", Islam and Civilisational Renewal, Jan 01, 2013, Malaysia
  • Ted Peters, Muzaffar Iqbal, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives", , Jan 01, 2013, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Peter Pormann, Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq, Peter Adamson "The Philosophical Works of al-Kindi", , Sep 29, 2012, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "O Lord, Return my Prayers: On the Poetics of Manto", Dawn Magazine: Books and Authors, Aug 05, 2012, Karachi, Pakistan
  • , Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Indo-Islamic Civilization: Perspectives on Early Modern History and Religion", In "Perspectives on Indo-Islamic Civilization in Mughal India: Historiography, Religion and Politics, Sufism and Islamic Renewal" by Sajida Sultana Alvi, Aug 02, 2012, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Review: Freethinkers of Medieval Islam: Ibn al-Rawandi, Abu Bakr al-Razi and their Impact on Islamic Thought¿ by Sarah Stroumsa", Journal of Islamic Studies, Jan 01, 2002
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Islam and Ecology: Toward Retrieval and Reconstruction", Daedalus, Sep 01, 2001
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Views and Counterviews: At an Analytical Distance: Revisiting the Question of Islam and Violence", Dialog - A Journal of Theology, Aug 01, 2001
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Thou Shalt not Mix Religion and Science", Nature, Aug 26, 1999
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Review: Tradition, Transmission, Transformation: Proceedings of Two Conferences on Pre-Modern Science Held at the University of Oklahoma by F. Jamil Ragep; Sally P. Ragep; Steven Livesey", Journal of The American Oriental Society, May 25, 1999
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Through the Magnificence of God", Helix: Amgen`s Magazine of Biotechnology, Nov 01, 1997, Netherlands
  • Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "Book Review: Alternative Histories", Nature, May 02, 1996
  • , Dr. Syed Noman Ul Haq "La philosophie des alchimistes et l’alchimie des philosophes: Jabir ibn Hayyan et les “Frères de la Pureté.”", Isis, Mar 01, 1992

Projects

List to come