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Uri Rubin (Hebrew: אורי רובין‎) is a Professor in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel. His areas of research are early Islam (with special emphasis on the Qur'an), Qur'an exegesis (tafsir), and early Islamic tradition (sira and hadith). He has authored a number of books on the subjects, and also contributed entries to the Encyclopaedia of Islam and other works.

Uri Rubin
Uri Rubin, 2007.
December 2007
Native name
אורי רובין

Rubin has also served on the Advisory Board for the Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an.[1]


  • The Eye of the Beholder: The Life of Muhammad as Viewed by the Early Muslims (A Textual Analysis). Princeton, New Jersey: The Darwin Press, 1995.
  • Between Bible and Qur'an: The Children of Israel and the Islamic Self-Image. Princeton, New Jersey: The Darwin Press, 1999.[2]
  • Muhammad the Prophet and Arabia. Variorum Collected Studies Series, Ashgate, 2011.[3]