Ebrahim Moosa is associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town and visiting professor at Stanford University till 2002.  A native of South Africa, he did his undergraduate studies in Islamic thought in India, graduating from Nadwatul `Ulama in Lucknow and completed his doctoral degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

He is the founder of the Center for Contemporary Islam at the University of Cape Town. He edited the posthumous publication of Professor Fazlur Rahman, Revival and Reform (Oneworld, 1999) and is writing a book on the thought of Ghazali, expected to be released early next year. He is the author of numerous articles on Islamic law, theology and ethics. He is also the editor of The Journal for Islamic Studies issued by the Center for Contemporary Islam and serves on the committees of the American Academy of Religion and advisory editor for The Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures.