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Reza Aslan

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Age 51
Birthday May 31972
Birth Sign Taurus
City Iran
Country Iran
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Reza Aslan is a famous Teacher, born on May 3, 1972 in Iran. As of December 2022, Reza Aslan’s net worth is $3 Million. Beginning in 2000, he taught Islamic Studies at the University of Iowa. He later taught in the University of California, Riverside’s creative writing program.

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Children(s) 3

Reza Aslan Biography

This Iranian-born religious scholar and author is most famous for his widely translated works No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (published in 2005) and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (2013). Reza Aslan (Persian: رضا اصلان ‎, IPA: [ˈɾezɒː æsˈlɒːn] ; born May 3, 1972) is an Iranian-American scholar of religious studies, writer, and television host. He has written four books on religion: No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth and God: A Human History..

When he was seven years old, he moved with his family from his native Iran to Concord, California. His marriage to American entrepreneur Jessica Jackley resulted in two children.

Aslan’s family came to the United States from Tehran in 1979, fleeing the Iranian Revolution. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Del Mar High School in San Jose, and graduated class of 1990. In the early 1990s, Aslan taught courses at De La Salle High School in Concord, California.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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In August 2000, while serving as the Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Aslan was a visiting faculty member in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Iowa.

Reza Aslan Net Worth

Reza Aslan is one of the richest Teacher & listed on most popular Teacher. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Reza Aslan‘s net worth $3 Million.

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After graduating from Santa Clara University, he attended Harvard Divinity School and subsequently earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa’s famous Writers’ Workshop. Later, he received a doctorate in sociology and religious history from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In August 2000, while serving as the Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Aslan was a visiting faculty member in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Iowa.

No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam is a non-fiction book published in 2005. The book describes the history of Islam and argues for a liberal interpretation of the religion. It blames Western imperialism and self-serving misinterpretations of Islamic law by past scholars for the current controversies within Islam, challenging the “clash of civilizations” thesis.

Aslan was born into a Shia Muslim family. He converted to evangelical Christianity at the age of 15, and converted back to Islam the summer before attending Harvard. In 2005 The Guardian called him “a Shia by persuasion”. In a 2013 interview with WNYC host Brian Lehrer, Aslan said: “I’m definitely a Muslim and Sufism is the tradition within Islam that I most closely adhere to.” In a 2013 article in The Washington Post, Aslan states: “It’s not [that] I think Islam is correct and Christianity is incorrect. It’s that all religions are nothing more than a language made up of symbols and metaphors to help an individual explain faith.” In 2014, in an interview with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, Aslan described Islam as:

Who is Reza Aslan dating?

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In 2009, Aslan published his second book, How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of Terror. The following year, it was rereleased in paperback as Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization. The book is both a study of the ideology fueling Al Qaeda, the Taliban and like-minded militants throughout the Muslim world, and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The author argues that the United States, by infusing the War on Terror with its own religiously polarizing rhetoric, is fighting a similar war—a war that he asserts cannot be won.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Teacher. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Iran. Reza Aslan celebrates birthday on May 3 of every year.

Aslan and his ex-fiancée, journalist Amanda Fortini, ended their engagement in 2008. He married entrepreneur and author, Jessica Jackley, a Christian, in 2011 together forming an interfaith family. They have three sons. His aunt is the Iranian-American pop singer, Leila Forouhar.

What is Reza Aslan religion?

Reza was raised Shia Muslim, then converted to Christianity — he even became a church youth leader — before converting back to Islam at the behest of Jesuit priests. He says his “faith isn’t these things that I believe — it’s who I am, it’s what I am. And so I can’t see myself without it.

Who is Reza Aslan wife?

Jessica Jackley

Is Reza Aslan a historian?

in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. None of these degrees is in history, so Aslan’s repeated claims that he has “a Ph. D. in the history of religions” and that he is “a historian” are false.

Does Reza Aslan have a PhD?

Aslan holds a B.A. in religious studies from Santa Clara University, a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from Harvard Divinity School, a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in fiction writing from the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Where was Reza Aslan born?

Tehran, Iran

Aslan holds a B.A. in religious studies from Santa Clara University, a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from Harvard Divinity School, a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in fiction writing from the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His 2009 dissertation, titled “Global Jihadism as a Transnational Social Movement: A Theoretical Framework”, discussed contemporary Muslim political activism.

Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities (2011) co-edited with Abraham’s Vision founder Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, is a collection of essays exploring contemporary Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States and the distinct ways in which these two communities interact with one another in that context.

Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, an anthology edited and published by him, appeared in 2011. In collaboration with Words Without Borders, Aslan worked with a team of three regional editors and seventy-seven translators, amassing a collection of nearly 200 pieces originally written in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish, many presented in English for the first time.

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