Professor Mona Siddiqui

Professor Mona Siddiqui


Visiting Professor at the British University in Dubai
Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, Dean International, Middle East, University of Edinburgh.

Contact details

+44 131 650 7912
Mona.Siddiqui@ed.ac.uk

Prof. Mona Siddiqui is appointed as the Visiting Professor to the British University in Dubai for a period of three years from 1 September 2017. During her visit, Prof. Mona would enrich student experience by participating in workshops, seminars and providing guidance on students’ research journey in BUiD. The visit would also provide opportunity for the delivery of a public lecture to share knowledge with teaching fraternity and general public on topics of interest.  It would also invaluably contribute to enhancing the quality of BUiD programmes. 

Mona Siddiqui joined the University of Edinburgh’s Divinity school in December 2011 as the first person to hold a chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies. She also holds the posts of Assistant Principal for Religion and Society and Dean international for the Middle-East at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this she worked at Glasgow University directing the Centre for the Study of Islam. Her research areas are primarily in the field of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and ethics and Christian-Muslim relations. Amongst her most recent publications are, 50 Ideas in Islam (Quercus, 2016), Muslim Christian Encounters 4 volumes, (Routledge, 2016) Hospitality in Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name (Yale UP, 2015), My Way: A Muslim Woman's Journey (IB Tauris, 2014), Christians, Muslims and Jesus (Yale University Press, 2013), and The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2012). She is currently working on writing her Gifford lectures on the theme of human struggle for publication. She has held visiting professorships at several Dutch and American universities including a Humanitas Professorship at Cambridge University in 2014. Currently she is Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, British University in Dubai and Kings College, London.

For more information visit http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/mona-siddiqui

 

Degrees / Professional Qualification’s

  • OBE FRSE FRSA DCivil Laws(Hon) Dlitt (Hon),Hon FRIAS
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