Dr. Namig Abuzarov received his Ph.D. from Marmara University, Turkey (2006). Since 2007, he has been a faculty member at the Department of Theology of the Baku State University, Azerbaijan. His areas of expertise include Hadith, Islamic ethics, interreligious education, and Sufism. He is the author of the book, The Culture of Cleanliness (Baku, 2008), co-author (with Zekeriya Guler) of Major Hadith Issues: Problems and Their Resolution (Baku, 2013), and editor of seven other books published in Azerbaijani and Turkish. He has also written numerous academic articles and delivered lectures and seminars on the topics of Hadith, early Islamic history, Islamic ethics and values, religious equality, and social lives in the Muslim communities. Previously, he has participated in a US State Department sponsored research trip to the United States in 2009 on a topic “Islam in the United States” and spent six months in Cambridge (UK) for English language training and research on interreligious education. His current research interests include comparative world religions, interreligious education, and Islam and modernism.