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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.

Post pandemic visions: how realistic are they? Reflection by Dr Zahid Parvez

Will our society and world change fundamentally after the pandemic is over or will things return back to normal? A range of views are emerging and so it is interesting to reflect on how realistic are the post-pandemic visions presented by thinkers and policymakers.

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Ramadan 2020 amidst a pandemic: message from Dr Zahid Parvez

Ramadan Mubarak, and I pray Allah blesses you and your family.

Social Sustainability in Face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: A framework to develop contingency plans with a human side

Dr. Zahid Parvez, Rector of the Markfield Institute, delivered a presentation, on Tuesday 17 March 2020, to provide guidance to community organisations in their efforts to develop contingency plans in the face of the pandemic we are facing.


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

Sameeha Rafiq BA Islamic Studies student

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

Dr Zavid Chariwala graduated from the University Of Liverpool School Of Medicine in 1999.
Dr Zavid Chariwala MA Islamic Studies graduate