Friday, November 17, 2006

Sidi Abdal Hakim Murad

At last, he is back from Istanbul!
Here is his programme in Dublin:

Venue:Walton Theatre, Trinity College Dublin
Date: 18th November 2006
Time:5-7 pm

Abdal Hakim Murad graduated from Cambridge University with a double-first in Arabic in 1983. He then lived in Cairo for three years, studying Islam under traditional teachers at Al-Azhar, one of the oldest universities in the world. He went on to reside for three years in Jeddah, where he administered a commercial translation office and maintained close contact with Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad and other ulama from Hadramaut, Yemen.

In 1989, Shaikh Abdal Hakim returned to England and spent two years at the University of London learning Turkish and Farsi. Since 1992 he has been a doctoral student at Oxford University, specializing in the religious life of the early Ottoman Empire. He is currently Secretary of the Muslim Academic Trust (London) and Director of the Sunna Project at the Centre of Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University, which issues the first-ever scholarly Arabic editions of the major Hadith collections.

Shaikh Abdal Hakim is the translator of a number of works, including two volumes from Imam al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din. He gives durus and halaqas from time to time and taught the works of Imam al-Ghazali at the Winter 1995 Deen Intensive Program in New Haven, CT. He appears frequently on BBC Radio and writes occasionally for a number of publications, including The Independent; Q-News International, Britain's premier Muslim Magazine; and Seasons, the semiacademic journal of Zaytuna Institute.


serbanputih said...

teruskan usahamu sahabatku.. best betul kalau dapat kenal sidi abdal hakim murad.. tapi jauh sangatlah..kalau ko dah balik malaysia nanti..bawalah beliau datang kl..

nak minta maaf ye kat ko kalau ada tersalah dan terkasar bahasa masa kita chat dalm ym.. memang best diskusi dgn ko..banyak ilmu..

aku memang camtu..suka mengusik dan menyakat org sikit..pillah pun selalu kena.. rasa bersalah pula.wassalam..

Kaki Bangku said...

waa.. teringin nak pegi... jeles2