Research Fellow Appointment

A warm welcome to Dr Samer Dajani, who joins CMC as a Research Fellow for the academic year 2015-16.  Dr Samer has completed his PhD at SOAS on the relationship between fiqh & spirituality and studies the different methodologies of the Sunni schools of jurisprudence, as well as broader theories on legal diversity and the nature of the Shari’a.   More […]

Report on CMC’s First Academic Symposium

Cambridge Muslim College recently hosted its first academic symposium, titled ‘From Revelation to Scripture: A Symposium on Divine Speech and Prophetic Inspiration’. Ten papers were presented by an international group of scholars, including participants based in the USA, Italy, Iran, Norway and Germany. Lively and intellectually rich discussions were held during the interdisciplinary panels, as well as during the breaks. […]

The Cambridge Muslim College and the Center for Islamic Theology at the University of Tübingen collaborated recently in a 5-day ‘Crash Course’ on The Cosmological Argument in Analytic Philosophy and Traditional Kalām. CMC’s Research Fellows, Ibrahim Harvey and Harith bin Ramli, enjoyed productive and lively discussions led by Prof. Bruce Reichenbach. CMC and Tübingen hope to cooperate further with many […]

Visit to Partner Institution in Istanbul

This week, Dean Abdal Hakim Murad visited our partner institution ISAR (Istanbul Foundation for Research and Education) in its new campus in Üsküdar. Meeting with Director, Professor Recep Sentürk and senior members of the ISAR team, he discussed final arrangements for the CMC-ISAR exchange programme, and toured ISAR’s teaching and accommodation facilities. The first two CMC alumni to qualify for this […]

CMC Welcomes BBC Producer

The College recently hosted award-winning Senior Producer, Rosie Dawson, for a one-week placement.  Rosie, best known for producing Radio 4’s programme ‘Beyond Belief’, was taking advantage of a scheme offered by the BBC’s Religion and Ethics department whereby weary producers can seek refreshment and inspiration away from the demands of programme production and deadlines. She writes of her experience at the […]

We are delighted to publish the programme for the ‘From Revelation to Scripture’ symposium, due to be held at the College on 12th September 2015. This will be a free public event requiring registration for attendance. Please see the attached document for full details.

CMC Placement for Trainee Vicar

The College was pleased to welcome Nicola Brown, an ordinand (trainee vicar) in the Church of England, for a two week placement as part of her ordination training.  Nicola writes: ‘It was a fantastic experience.  I learned so much through attending classes, and through meeting and talking with the students and staff, and I was bowled over by how warmly […]

CMC Calligraphy Project

‘CMC is collaborating with Barzakh Productions in a new project to promote and document the Andalusian style of Arabic calligraphy, said to be Europe’s only indigenous way of writing the Holy Qur’an. See the trailer now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc_fn-7M0S4&feature=youtu.be ‘

Visit from Lay Centre Director

The College was very happy to welcome Donna Orsuto, Director of the Lay Centre in Rome, who visited recently to share iftar with staff and students.  The Lay Centre has hosted our Diploma students on five residential trips since 2010, offering a wealth of culture and history, inter-faith dialogue and friendship.

Two former CMC Research Fellows, Dr Abdur-Rahman Mangera and Dr Mansur Ali, received awards at the recent BISCA ceremony. We congratulate Dr Abdur-Rahman Mangera (CMC Research Fellow 2013-14) for his award for outstanding contribution to Publishing.  He has written Fiqh al-Imam, co-authored Reflections of Pearls, translated Hasan al-Basri’s Prayers for Forgiveness, Abu Hanifa’s Al-Fiqh al-Akbar, Provisions for the Seekers, Salat & Salam: In Praise of Allah’s […]