Mohammad Magout is a PhD candidate at the Research Training Group “Religious Nonconformism and Cultural Dynamics,” University of Leipzig, Germany. His doctoral research examines the relationship between religious belief and postgraduate education in social and Islamic sciences in Ismaili institutions of higher education in London. Additionally, he has carried out research about political culture and heavy metal music in Syria. He writes his personal reflections on a variety of topics on his blog, “Religion, Culture, and Society.”