Abdul-Rehman Malik

Journalist, Public Speaker, and Creative Consultant in London, United Kingdom

Abdul-Rehman Malik

Journalist, Public Speaker, and Creative Consultant in London, United Kingdom

Abdul-Rehman Malikis an award winning London-based journalist, educator and organiser. Toronto born, he is Programmes Manager for the Radical Middle Way. Since 2005, Radical Middle Way has worked alongside grassroots partners – in the UK and around the world – to provide powerful, faith-inspired guidance that gives tools to enable change, promote social justice for all and combat exclusion and violence. His work has spanned the UK, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sudan, Mali, Morocco, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia. Recent work has included facilitating and organising a creative capacity-building co-lab with the Institute of Narrative Growth and the UN Alliance of Civilizations aimed at empowering Somali diaspora voices.

Since January 2015 he has also been Director of the Insight Film Festival, a unique festival which celebrates the intersection between faith and film, exhibiting new work and encouraging filmmakers - particularly young and emerging auteurs - throughout the world to make films that explore faith.

Abdul-Rehman is a regular contributor to BBC Radio, offering Pause for Thought - contemporary perspectives on spirituality - on Radio 2’s flagship breakfast show and presenting documentaries for Radio 4 and the World Service. In 2017, he will also be presenting several episodes of the long-running "Something Understood" programme for BBC Radio 4. His most recent radio documentaries include “The Muhammadan Bean: The Secret History of Islam and Coffee” and “Finding Allah at 33rpm: My Search for Sacred Music”.

Abdul-Rehman is also a trustee of the Sandford St Martins Trust, a UK based trust which promotes media excellence in religious programming. He is on the Board of Directors of the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto, Canada's first university based chaplaincy service.

Abdul-Rehman has a keen interest in harnessing cultural capital for social change. He is currently working with colleagues from around the world to establish a global network of Muslim cultural leaders committed to supporting cutting edge Muslim cultural production and building cultural capital. He also serves on the advisory board of the Said Foundation’s Amal Muslim Cultures & Arts programme fund.

  • Education
    • London School of Economics and Political Science
    • University of Toronto
    • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education