1921 – Born in Jaffa, Palestine.
1936 – Began to attend the French Dominican College Des Frères (St. Joseph).
1942 – First appointment as a Registrar of Cooperative Societies under the British Mandate government in Jerusalem.
1945 – Appointed as the district governor of Galilee.
1948 – Emigrated to Beirut, Lebanon, where he studied at the American University of Beirut.
1949 – Enrolled the next year at Indiana University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, obtaining his M.A. in philosophy.
1951 – Accepted for entry into Harvard University’s department of philosophy and was awarded his second M.A. in philosophy with a thesis entitled Justifying the Good: Metaphysics and Epistemology of Value.
1952 – Received his Ph.D in September from Indiana University.
1964-1968 – Taught at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University; the Central Institute of Islamic Research, Karachi; the Institute of Higher Arabic Studies of the League of Arab States, Cairo University; and al Azhar University, Cairo, and in between was Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, developing a program of Islamic Studies.
1968-1986 - Professor in the Department of Religion at Temple University.
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