Boullata was a Palestinian scholar, writer, and translator of Arabic literature.
He was born during the British Mandate of Palestine.
He got a First Class BA (Honors) in Arabic and Islamic investigations in 1964 pursued by a Ph.D. in Arabic writing in 1969, both from the University of London.
Boullata showed Arabic investigations for a long time at Hartford Seminary, Connecticut, before moving to McGill University, Montreal, in 1975.
He showed graduate courses in Arabic Literature, Modern Arab Thought, and Qur’anic Studies at McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies until his retirement in 2004, and the honorific title of Emeritus Professor was presented upon him on September 1, 2009.
In his scholastic profession in Hartford and Montreal, he was the administrator often alumni understudies.
Boullata composed their Ph.D. papers under his recommendation just as thirty-eight who in like manner composed their MA theories and a portion of these alumni understudies’ works were later distributed.
He lived in Montreal for a long time.
Since December 3, 2016, he has been living in a resigned seniors’ home in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada.
Issa J. Boullata passed away at 90 years old.