Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad


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Abdal Hakim Murad is Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, UK, which trains imams for British mosques. He is the director of Quilliam Press, which publishes a range of books that are of relevance to Muslim seekers of truth. In 2010 he was voted Britain’s most influential Muslim thinker by Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

His most recent book is Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions (2012), in which he deals with a range of modern social and political controversies.

Abdal Hakim Murad regularly leads Jum’a prayers at the Cambridge central mosque, and has spoken in major mosques in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, and the United States. Recordings of his talks are available on the Cambridge Khutbas website. He is the translator of a number of works, including two volumes from Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. He gives durus and halaqas from time to time and taught the works of Imam al-Ghazali at the Winter 1995 Deen Intensive Program in New Haven, CT. He appears frequently on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and writes occasionally for a number of publications, including The Independent, Q-News – Britain’s premier Muslim Magazine, the London Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Catholic HeraldIslamica, Zaman, Prospect, and Seasons, the semiacademic journal of Zaytuna Institute.

He has also written a series of Contentions, which can be found here.