*Book Launch – Hearts Turn by Michael Sugich* . “Hearts Turn is about that subtle but sometimes neglected dimension of the religion called tawba, which does literally mean ‘turning around’… [I]t’s an important topic, and the fact that [Sugich] presented it not as a tedious, dry academic presentation of the kind that I might attempt, but rather it’s something rooted […]

The second lecture in Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad’s lecture series, Paradigms of Leadership, is now available to listen to, as well as the accompanying reading list.

Date: Wednesday 27 March, 6pm Venue: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St. Paul’s Road, Cambridge CB1 2EZ Love-based devotion and poetry have always been at the heart of the Islamic tradition. With the development of the school of Islamic spirituality known as Mazhab-e ‘Eshq (Path of Divine Love), these were elevated to an even higher zenith. This lecture will present some […]

Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce a book launch of “A Sublime Way: The Sufi Path of The Sages of Makka” by Shaykh Seraj Hendricks, Dr Hisham Hellyer & Shaykh Ahmad Hendricks. The Hendricks brothers are two of the recognised khulafa’ of Sayyid Muhammad al-Maliki, and resident shaykhs of the Zawiyah Masjid of Cape Town. The three speakers at […]

The geo-political factors shaping Russian Muslim identity include the Chechen wars of the 1990s, Russia’s alliance with Syria and Iran, Central Asian migration and the ‘new cold war’ with the West. Focusing on these global mega-trends, some analysts classify Muslim identity as caught between the poles of extremism (support for ISIS) and assertive pro-Kremlin loyalty (exemplified by Chechen president, Ramzan […]

Cambridge Muslim College & Sa’adah present a book launch of Haroon Sugich’s latest book ‘Hearts Turn: Sinners, Seekers, Saints and the Road to Redemption’ on Saturday 9 March from 11 – 1pm at Cambridge Muslim College. ‘Hearts Turn’ is a singular and gripping exploration of the act of ‘tawba’, a Qur’anic term commonly translated as repentance. In English, repentance is […]

Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce that the 2019 Religion & Science Conference will be held in Cambridge on Saturday 4 May from 10AM to 6PM. The conference is supported by the John Templeton Foundation and is entitled ‘Mind & World for Humans & Machines’. Papers are invited for talks of 20 – 25 minutes which will be followed […]

Aziz Foundation Scholarships

The Aziz Foundation announces 50 Masters Scholarships to British Muslims. If you’re a passionate, aspirational and visionary Muslim who wants to positively transform attitudes towards Muslims in the UK, or facilitate better representation and contribution of the Muslim community to civil society, then we can help you achieve your aspirations! This is a great opportunity even for those who have […]

Programme Description How do we foster genuine connectedness? How do we authentically relate to those around us, to our families, to ourselves and to God? How can we be mindful of our interactions and honour the potential for growth in each moment? How do we navigate the difficulties modern life imposes on our interactions? In a time of hyperconnectivity but […]

Our Public Lecture series has been running since 2013. The College invites leading scholars and practitioners to share their latest research and experience covering a range of topics relevant to Islam and Muslims in Britain. Venue: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St. Paul’s Road, Cambridge CB1 2EZ from 18:00 – 19:30. All lectures are free and open to the public. Winter 2019 […]

We will be holding an information day for applications for our BA (Hons) in Islamic Studies on 6 February 2019 from 11 – 4pm at Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St. Paul’s Road, Cambridge CB1 2EZ. The Open Day will cover what the programme is about, a tour of the College and a chance to meet the faculty and students. It […]

Suggestions for Muslim marriages in a Da’wa context by Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean Cambridge Muslim College 1. Notes for imams In the new multicultural Britain we find that imams and other celebrants are increasingly being asked to provide marriage ceremonies which can make a good impression on non-Muslim friends and relatives. Planning their marriages, young Muslims often feel that the modern Arab, […]

How Islamic is ‘Islamic Studies’? The Troubled History of an Academic Discipline by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean of Cambridge Muslim College and Aziz Foundation Professor in Islamic Studies,    Listen or Download from SoundCloud

CMC Newsletter – November 2018

Our latest newsletter has just been published, featuring updates on our Diploma and the College’s exciting new Four-Year Programme, together with news from students, staff, and coverage of recent milestones in the College’s path to ongoing growth and expansion. CMC Newsletter – November 2018 / Safar 1440

Aziz Foundation Distinguished Lecture by Aziz Foundation Professor in Islamic Studies, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean of Cambridge Muslim College Lecture title: How Islamic is ‘Islamic Studies’? The Troubled History of an Academic Discipline Date: Mon 19 November 2018, Time: 17:30 – 20:00 GMT Lecture start: 18:30 LOCATION: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E REGISTER HERE

Cambridge Muslim College & John Templeton Foundation Religion & Science Conference 2018 ‘Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness’ 15th & 16th September 2018 Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce that registration for the 2018 Religion & Science Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness is now open. The conference, which will take place on 15th and 16th September 2018 at Trinity Hall, […]

Welcome to Cambridge Muslim College’s Ramadan Moments with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad. As part of our Ramadan Campaign 2018, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Aziz Professor and Dean of Cambridge Muslim College, is delivering a series of reflective moments throughout this blessed month. Make sure to subscribe to our email list so you don’t miss out on any of the series. May your Ramadan […]

Cambridge Muslim College is organising a pre-Ramadan tour on how to prepare for this Blessed month. Talks have been arranged in Solihull (Birmingham), Barking (East London), Bradford and Manchester. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad will be speaking at each venue. CMC lecturers Shaykh Yasser Qureshy and Shaykh Sohail Hanif will be speaking at some of the venues as will alumni of […]

A Close Reading of ‘The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life’, Dr Ingrid Mattson In preparation for Ramadan, we will read together Dr. Mattson’s book, exploring the history of the Qur’an, how it was revealed and compiled, its major themes, how it has shaped Muslim cultures and values, the history of its interpretation, and how it […]

Islamic norms affect two major types of activities: acts of worship (‘ibādāt) and social activities (mu‘ammalāt). Rules pertaining to social activities are understood to be based upon rationales which can often be discovered and whose overriding purpose is to promote benefits (maṣāliḥ) and to minimize harms (mafāsid) in society. Most activities have the potential to cause some harm and to create […]