Zachary Markwith received his PhD in Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He also earned an MA (cum laude) in Comparative Religious Studies at the George Washington University and a BA in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research and teaching focus on Islamic sacred texts, early Sufism, Sunni and Shi‘i Islam, and the comparative study of Abrahamic and Dharma traditions. He is the author of One God, Many Prophets: the Universal Wisdom of Islam and the forthcoming book And When I Love Them: the Ḥadīth al-Nawāfil and the Formation of Sufism. Zachary has also worked with non-profit and community-based organizations, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the International Peace Project, Hub Foundation, and Food Not Bombs.