Dr. Sabrina Lei
Director, MI Italy Editor, MI Journal
Dr. Sabrina Lei, an Italian writer, and researcher, is one of the emerging Western Muslim scholars and cultural activists. Dr. Lei read philosophy at Rome’s La Sapienza University, and obtained her research degree in philosophy, working on Wittgenstein’s concept of time in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus in 2000. She has a Ph.D. in ancient philosophy. Dr. Lei is currently working as Director of Tawasul, Centre for Research and Dialogue, which has published almost a dozen books on Islam and related topics, including a study on the spiritual and medical benefits of Muslim Prayer. She has also completed Italian translations of the works of some of the great Muslim scholars like Sheikh Naseruddin Albani, Muhammad Al-Ghazzali, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Asad, etc.
Recently, Dr. Lei has completed the Italian translation of the classic and universally read 1934 English Quran translation of Abdullah Yusuf Ali. She has also completed the first volume of her book into the life history of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Dr. Lei’s long-term aim is to create a new Islamic discourse rooted in the humanistic principles of Islam, accepting the diversity of human experience, as manifested in today’s globalized world in the form of different religious and cultural discourses.