Pavel Pavlovitch, Ph.D. is Professor of Medieval Arabic Civilization at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He has published in the fields of pre-Islamic and early-Islamic history, early Muslim jurisprudence and exegesis, Islamic prosopography, and the methodology of dating and reconstructing Muslim traditions. He is a member of Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI).