Abdul-Rehman Malik

Abdul-Rehman Malik

Abdul-Rehman Malik is a London-based journalist, educator and organiser. Formerly a contributing editor at Q-News, a pioneering Muslim current affairs magazine, he is currently programmes manager for the Radical Middle Way, an organisation that gives young Muslims the inspiration and tools to enable positive social change, promote social justice and combat exclusion and violence. A Canadian by birth, Abdul-Rehman was a columnist on religious affairs for The Toronto Star, from 1998 to 2003. An experienced educator and activist teaching history and dramatic arts, he began working as a freelance journalist attached to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 2001 and his radio documentary entitled “Ramadan at Ground Zero” - a look at New York’s Muslim community in the aftermath of 9/11 - was nominated for a prestigious Peabody Award. He holds a BA Hons in Political Theory and Middle East and Islamic history and B.Ed in Teaching History and Politics from the University of Toronto. Abdul-Rehman came to London in 2003 completing his MSc at the London School of Economics in Social Policy where his research looked at the role of Muslim Voluntary Sector organisations in the British social policy process. He has contributed writing and analysis to the BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Sky News, RTE, The Observer, The Times of London, openDemocracy.net, Eurozine, Lettre Internationale, Kulturaustauch, Index on Censorship, The Guardian’s Comment is Free and Green Futures. Abdul-Rehman was the associate producer on “A War Within” a feature CNN documentary on Britain’s Muslim communities which was broadcast in early 2007. Abdul-Rehman is a regular panelist on the BBC World Service's “Weekend World Today” show. His “Pause for Thought” radio column airs regularly on BBC Radio2’s weekday morning programme. Abdul-Rehman continues to work with young people in exploring Muslim identity through drama and theatre with the London-based An Nisa Society. He is also a speaker on faith issues at the progressive Greenbelt Festival, the UK’s largest independent Christian festival. He is married to journalist Fareena Alam and is father to Abdul-Rahman Ali Zayn al-Abidin Malik (their son).