Mohammed Tayssir Safi is a doctoral candidate at Ibn Haldun University where he specializes in Ḥadīth Studies. His dissertation focuses on the rational and epistemological foundations of the critical ḥadīth apparatus. In conjunction with his academic studies at the university, Mohammed has been a long-time student of the Islamic Sciences in traditional educational circles. To that end, he has spent years studying in Damascus (Syria), Cairo (Egypt), Tarim (Yemen), and most recently, Istanbul (Turkey). He is also a graduate of the Sultan Ahmet Madrasa’s “IKAN,” program, which focuses on Islamic theology (Kalām). Mohammed holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan in applied linguistics (Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language), as well as a certificate in manuscript editing from Istanbul’s main Islamic Research institution, ISAM. He currently resides in Evanston, Illinois where he is a predoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in their philosophy department concentrating on the epistemology of testimony.