Issam Eido is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Religious Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University. Eido was affiliated with the Harvard Program in Islamic Law through the MESA Global Academy in 2022-2023. He is a former visiting scholar of Islamic and Arabic Studies at the University of Chicago-Divinity School (2013-2015). In 2012, he was a Fellow of the “Europe in the Middle East/Middle East in Europe” research program at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin (affiliated with Corpus Coranicum). Prior to the Syrian uprising, Eido served as a lecturer in the faculty of Islamic Studies in the Department of Quran and Hadith Studies at the University of Damascus. His research focuses on the Qur’an, Hadith Studies, and Sufism. His teaching interests focus on the Qur’an, Hadith, Early Islamic legal theory, and Arabic Studies. Eido received his PhD from the Department of Quran and Hadith Studies at Damascus University in 2010. His doctoral work, “Early Hadīth Scholars and their Criteria of Hadīth Criticism,” presented a new understanding of the criteria used by Muslim scholars in accepting or rejecting traditions attributed to Muhammad and the transformations of that criteria from the classical to the modern period.