Ida Zilio Grandi

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

Ida Zilio Grandi

Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her scholarly activity has followed a number of distinct lines of research. The main line concerns the Koran viewed both lexically and with regard to differing interpretations, in the subsequent Arab Islamic literature. To this area belong especially her studies on evil, on individuals as Mary, Cain, Pharaoh, Jonas, on religious freedom, how the female is perceived and a complete translation of the Koran (2010). More recently are studies on religious ethics, part of an ongoing research project. Her latest works are Return, repentance, amendment, reform, reconversion. A contribution to the study of tawba in the context of Islamic ethics (2013), and Ḥilm or “Judiciousness”. A contribution to the study of Islamic ethics based on the traditional sources (2015).