G. R. Hawting

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Gerald R. Hawting (born 1944) is a British Orientalist scholar of Islam. He is currently Emeritus Professor in the History of the Near and Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),[1] where he completed his education under Bernard Lewis and John Wansbrough, receiving his PhD in 1978.


  • The First Dynasty of Islam (1986), translated two volumes in the Tabari Translation Project (vols. 17, 20), edited together with Abdul Kader Shereef,
  • Approaches to the Quran, ed. (1993)
  • The Idea of Idolatry and the Rise of Islam: From Polemic to History., 1999 Cambridge University Press
  • "John Wansbrough, Islam, and monotheism". in Quest for the Historical Muhammad edited by Ibn Warraq.
  • The Development of Islamic Ritual, ed. (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006) (The Formation of the Classical Islamic World, 26).


  1. ^ "Department of History: Professor G R Hawting". SOAS. Retrieved 20 January 2011.