Classical and Modern Islam, History and Theory of Subjectivity, Islam and Gender Hermeneutics, Qur’anic Studies, Religion and Modernity, Sufism and Persian Literature, Islamic Philosophy, Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, Critical Theory.
Dr. Faruque’s forthcoming book, Sculpting the Self: Islam, Selfhood and Human Flourishing, addresses “what it means to be human” in a secular, post-Enlightenment world by exploring notions of self and subjectivity in the thought of Islamic thinkers from Iran and South Asia.
His research focuses on Islamic intellectual practices and their relevance to broader contemporary issues in the study of religion, philosophy and theology, and science and culture. His publications, covering a wide range of topics in subjectivity research, Islamic philosophy and theology, continental philosophy, Sufism, and gender studies, have appeared in such journals as Philosophy East and West, Arabic Sciences and Philosophy (Cambridge), Brill Journal of Sufi Studies, Religion Compass(Wiley), Ancient Philosophy, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, European Journal of Social Sciences, and Indian Journal of Economics and Business. He teaches courses on modern and contemporary Islam, classical Islamic humanities, Islamic philosophy and mysticism, as well as on religion and selfhood.