A board of Trustees is legally responsible for the running of the College. The Trustees guide and supervise its administration, contributing the wealth of their experience and knowledge toward the achievement of the College’s aims. The Trustees of the Cambridge Muslim College are:
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies, Universty of Cambridge
Cambridge Muslim College was the original vision of Abdal Hakim Murad, who continues to oversee and contribute to its work. Abdal Hakim was educated at Cambridge, Al-Azhar and London universities. He is currently the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College. He has published and contributed to numerous academic works on Islam, including as Director of the Sunna Project, and is a leading figure in inter-faith activity, notably as one of the signatories to the Common Word statement.
Professor M.A.S. Abdel Haleem OBE, Director, Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS, University of London
Professor Abdel Haleem Haleem is Professor of Islamic Studies at SOAS, University of London and editor of the Journal of Qur’anic Studies. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008 in recognition of his services to Arabic culture, literature and to inter-faith understanding.
Professor Haleem has authored many books and publications including the Oxford Classics English translation of the Qur’an.
Professor Lejla Demiri, Chair of Doctrine and Deputy Director at the Center for Islamic Theology, University of Tübingen
From 2007-10 Demiri was a Research Fellow at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge University, and she also taught courses on religious pluralism and interfaith dialogue at the Cambridge Muslim College. Demiri holds a BA and MA from Marmara University, licentiate degree and postgraduate diploma from the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include the history of Islamic theology, Islam and religious pluralism, Christian-Muslim relations and Ottoman intellectual History.
Professor David Ford OBE, Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge
An internationally recognised academic figure, Professor Ford has written and edited numerous books, including The Modern Theologians and Theology: A Very Short Introduction which are considered leading textbooks in the field.
Professor Ford is one of the founders of Scriptural Reasoning – the practice of Christians, Muslims and Jews reading their scriptures together. He also founded the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme which is dedicated to learning about, learning from, and learning between religions as they interact within a secular and religious world.
Dr Ali Almihdar, Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers
Dr Almihdar was educated in law at Churchill College, Cambridge (MA & LLM), his legal career started as Legal Adviser to the Saudi Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and then expanded (through Almihdar Law Firm (ALF) established in Jeddah, 1976), to handling work for that Ministry and many other corporate and private clients from around the world including the UK, the USA and Western Europe. He holds a PhD in “Good Faith in Contracts” from Alexandria University.
He was the Honorary Legal Adviser to the British Consulate in Jeddah from 1998 to 2010.
Dr. Shaykh Abdul Mabud, Director-General, Islamic Academy, Cambridge
Dr. Shaykh Abdul Mabud is the Director General of the Islamic Academy in Cambridge, England. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Dr. Mabud also has a Masters degree from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He is the editor of Muslim Education Quarterly, and has written several books. He is the director of a major research project on curriculum and textbooks at the primary and secondary levels in Bangladesh and has also worked with other Muslim organizations both in England and abroad. Dr. Mabud lives in Cambridge.
Shaykh Tijani Gahbiche, Arabic Language Teacher, Loughborough
Shaykh Tijani is an Arabic teacher at Markfield Institute. He splits his time between the UK and China.
As a registered charity, the finances and governance of the Cambridge Muslim College are publicly accountable. CMC has no political or religious affiliation, and is open to all who wish to build better understanding between civilizations.
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