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Islamic law is just not law: ethical concerns in a paternity/filiation case fatwa and inquiry report

By Dr Mohamed Shahid Mathee, Lecturer in Religion and the Study of Islam, University of Johannesburg

Muslim Women’s Political Participation in France and Belgium

By Dr Amina Easat-Das, Early Career Academic Fellow, De Montfort University, Leic

Islam and the Emancipatory Ethic

MIHE’s Head of Islamic Studies, Dr Haroon Bashir delivered an online opening lecture of the 2021 MIHE Public Lecture Series on 14 April 2021. Discussion focused on the emancipatory ethos fundamental to core Islamic ethics.

Ramadan 2021 Greetings

Why do Muslims Fast? It is not simply about keeping away from food and water from dawn to sunset for one month.
Aligning Ourselves to the Natural Order of the Universe through Fasting
By Dr. Zahid Parvez

The passing of HRH Prince Philip

Our Condolences to the Royal Family

Prof. Ataullah Siddiqui passes away (1954 - 2020)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Prof. Ataullah Siddiqui, Professor of Christain-Muslim Relations and Inter-faith Understanding at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education.

Social and Spiritual Impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic: What lessons need to be learned? by Dr Zahid Parvez

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an enormous impact on people and societies - materially, mentally, and spiritually.


Studying the MEd course has been a life-changing experience for me. It has transformed the way I think about how I educate Islamically.
Aniqa Rashid MEd graduate

This course has helped me to appreciate the synergy and differences between Islamic and conventional finance.
Morshed Alam MA IBFM student

The Markfield Institute is great for the way it challenges me to perceive beyond my comfort zone.

Sameeha Rafiq BA Islamic Studies student