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.

Publications

Books

Shaikh, A.B. (2011) Medieval and Modern Concepts of Creation in the Abrahamic Faiths. Lincom Europa

Articles

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

Conferences

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

Consultancies

Quills Consultancy, Diversity and Engagement, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Further Information

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

Media Interaction

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

  • Work
    • Higher Education Lecturer
  • Education
    • Phd