Haroon Moghul

Haroon Moghul



Haroon Moghul is a Contributor at the Center for Global Policy. He also is a senior correspondent at Religion Dispatches and columnist at The Muslim Observer, and a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Multicultural Audience Initiative.

Moghul has been a Fellow at the New America Foundation, in the National Security Studies Program, and at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. He also was the Fellow in Muslim Politics and Societies at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School.

Moghul has spoken across the United States and internationally on Islamic history and culture, contemporary politics in the Muslim world, and radicalism and religious identity.

He writes for a variety of media, including Boston Review, Guardian, Salon, and Foreign Policy. His media appearances include CNN, MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, BBC, NPR, and a segment on Islam's apocalypse for The History Channel.

Haroon’s first novel, "The Order of Light" (Penguin 2006; French translation by Cherche Midi), was written in Cairo. His memoir, "How to be Muslim" (Beacon Press) is due in 2017.

Moghul served as director of public relations for the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU) and was selected one of 500 global Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow. In 2013, he was a participant in the inaugural class of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative.

Moghul is completing his Ph.D. at Columbia University. His academic research focuses on Allama Muhammad Iqbal's concept of reconstruction. More broadly, his research includes Islam in India and Islamic networks across the greater Indian Ocean and West Asian regions.


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