Dr Abdul Shaikh
Leeds United Kingdom
I completed by undergraduate degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Leeds in 2001. In the same year I commenced my MA in Qur'anic Studies and completed my studies in 2003. Between 2006-2011, I studied for a PhD in Comparative religion specifically focussing on the notion of creation from a medieval and modern perspective within the Abrahamic faiths.
Shaikh, A.B. (2011) Medieval and Modern Concepts of Creation in the Abrahamic Faiths. Lincom Europa
Science and Religion at the Crossroads:Conflict and Conciliation. In Journal of Inter-Disciplinary Research on Religion and Science, vol.1, issue, 9, (University of IASI, Romania), July 2011, pp.43-61
Confronting Islamphobia and Anti-Semitism: An exploration of their socio-historical and theological roots and smilarities, Joseph Interfaith Foundation in conjunction with Leeds University Islamic Society, 28th November 2012.
AHRC/ESRC Workshop Religious symbols and discrimination, University of Liverpool, 25-26 May 2012
Dialogue, Tolerance and Mutual Understanding in Judeo-Christian and Islamic Traditions, Al-Hikmah Centre, Batley, November 2011.
The Qur'an Peace and Morality University of Leeds November 2003
Memberships of Organisations
Institute for Medieval Studies
Kirklees Faith Forums
North Kirklees Inter-Faith Council
Trading Standards Institute
Commentator at Al-Mubarak Radio
Deputy Editor at Passion Islam
Quills Consultancy, Diversity and Engagement, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 'Projecting British Muslims' delegation visit to India. The delelgation visited Kerala, Deoband and New Delhi, 13th to 17th February 2012
BBC Asian Network radio interview' Twenty years on from the Gujarat Riots 'February 2012
British Muslims in state to study communal harmony, Times of India edition, 14th February 2012
Interview with Sky Sports 'Cricket in the Community' Mount Cricket Club 5th May 2013