Khalid Yahya Blankinship

Khalid Yahya Blankinship (born 1949 in Seattle, Washington) is an American historian who specialises in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

Biography[]

He graduated (BA) in History from the University of Washington in 1973[1] and in the same year, while still in Seattle, converted to Islam.[2]

In 1975 Blankinship received an MA in teaching English as a foreign language from the American University in Cairo, in 1983 a second MA in Islamic History from Cairo University and in 1988 a Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington.[1] He was an advisor for the PBS-broadcast documentary Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (2002), produced by Unity Productions Foundation.[citation needed]

He has lived and traveled widely in the Middle East, including time in Egypt and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He is currently a tenured professor of religion at Temple University.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Temple University Staff - Blankinship". Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  2. ^ "Islamonline.net Biography". Archived from the original on 2007-03-17. Retrieved 2009-10-10.