Currently working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Abu Dhabi, Cultural Section of the Italian Embassy to the UAE, Ida Zilio-Grandi is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies at the University “Ca’ Foscari” of Venice. Her research activity mainly focuses on classical Arabic literature with a religious orientation, both Islamic and, to a lesser extent, Christian. Among her most important publications, Le virtù del buon musulmano [The virtues of the good Muslim], Einaudi, Torino 2020; Il Corano [The Holy Qur’an], complete translation and partial annotation, Mondadori 2010; Il Viaggio notturno e l’ascensione del Profeta nel racconto di [Muhammad’s Night Journey and Ascension according to] Ibn ‘Abbās, Einaudi, Torino 2010; Il Corano e il male [The philosophical question of evil in the Holy Qur’an], Einaudi, Torino 2002.