Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce a call for papers for a conference on the history of British Muslims. We would like to invite all scholars and researchers working on any aspect of the history of British Muslims to submit an abstract for this conference. The call for papers and further details can be found here.

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 […]

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 […]

The Future of the Madrasa

The Cambridge Muslim College and Kalam Research and Media recently hosted a two-day meeting of Muslim educators in partnership, in Cambridge. The meeting focused on the theme of ‘The Future of the Madrasa’ and participants included Abdal Hakim Murad, Recep Senturk, Saeed Foudeh, Osama Elsayed, Amin Kholwadia, Mahan Mirza, Omar Qureshi, Talal Al-Azem and Hamza Karamali. The participants each gave […]

CMC Newsletter – May 2015

Our latest newsletter has just been published and summarises recent developments at the Cambridge Muslim College.  Read it here: CMC Newsletter-May-2015 Rajab-1436

The College is pleased to announce a call for papers for the following symposium, which we will host on Saturday 12th September 2015: ‘From Revelation to Scripture: A Symposium on Divine Speech and Prophetic Inspiration in Islam’. For further‎ details, including suggested thematic areas and the deadline for abstracts, please download this pdf. The symposium will also be a public […]

Vacancy: Research Fellowship

The Cambridge Muslim College invites applications for the post of Research Fellow to be based at the College’s facility in Cambridge, United Kingdom, for one academic year with effect from 1 October 2015. Full details are here: Research Fellow Vacancy Further details on the post of Research Fellow at CMC are here.  For any questions and further particulars please contact […]

The applications process for entry to the CMC’s Diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies & Leadership is now open.  The programme, lasting from September 2015 until July 2016, helps those who already possess significant knowledge in the Islamic Sciences to develop and implement their knowledge effectively in Britain today.  The entry criteria are outlined here. For the application form and further […]

Visit from author Jonas Slaats

Jonas Slaats visited CMC recently to tell us about the English translation of his book Halal Monk: A Christian on a Journey through Islam, which is published this month. It takes the form of a series of interviews with unusual Muslim thinkers, artists and writers from around the world, seen through the optic of the author’s own concern with dialogue and […]

Public lecture on Gandhi

CMC will be holding a public lecture on Wednesday 11th March entitled ‘Gandhi, Islam and the Principles of Non-Violence (Ahimsa) and Attachment to Truth (Satyagraha)’.   The event takes place at the Cambridge Muslim College, starting at 6.30pm.  All are welcome. This lecture will mainly explore the influence of Islamic practices on the nature and development of Gandhi’s satyagraha movement, and […]

New Affiliate Research Fellow

CMC is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Affiliate Research Fellow. Timothy Saunders holds a doctorate in Theology and School Leadership from Liverpool Hope University, and has pursued a career in headmastership. His books include Faith in School Leadership (2004).  Further details on Dr Saunders’ activities here and on his website, Islamic Renaissance.

The Cambridge Muslim College, on behalf of partner institution the Centre for Islam and Medicine (CiM), was pleased to welcome scholars, researchers and students for a one-day training seminar with Dr Aasim Padela. Dr Padela is Director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Students and volunteers participated in a training […]