Sachiko Murata

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Sachiko Murata
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Born
Sachiko Murata

1943
NationalityJapanese
Academic background
Alma materChiba University, University of Tehran
InfluencesSeyyed Hossein Nasr[1]
Academic work
InstitutionsStony Brook University
Notable worksThe Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought (1992)

Sachiko Murata (村田幸子, born 1943) is Japanese scholar of comparative philosophy and mysticism[2] and a professor of religion and Asian studies at Stony Brook University.[3][4] She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.[5]

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She received her B.A. in family law from Chiba University in Japan, worked at a law firm in Tokyo for a year, and later attended Iran's University of Tehran, where she was the first woman and first non-Muslim to study fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). She received her PhD in Persian literature in 1971, and then moved to the faculty of theology. She received her MA in Islamic jurisprudence in 1975, but shortly before completing her PhD in fiqh, the Iranian Revolution caused her and her husband William Chittick to leave the country.

Murata resettled at SUNY Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New York, where she teaches Islam, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.[6]


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  1. ^ Markwith, Zachary (2010). "Review: Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Islam in the Modern World: Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition". Sacred Web. 28 (1): 103–116 [115].
  2. ^ Nasr, Seyyed Hossein (2000). "Intellectual Autobiography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr". In Hahn, Lewis Edwin; Auxier, Randall E.; Stone Jr., Lucian W. (eds.). The Philosophy of Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Open Court. p. 61. ISBN 978-0812694147.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2011-06-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2011-06-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-16. Retrieved 2011-06-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Sachiko Murata | Department of Asian & Asian American Studies". www.stonybrook.edu. Retrieved 2021-01-04.

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