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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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) communication from the Markfield Institute

Dear staff, students and supporters We are communicating with you because we value the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families.

Religious and Cultural Pluralism, and the Culture of Tolerance for Social Sustainability

International Conference organised by the Muslim World League 18 - 19 Feb 2020, Geneva, UN Headquarters

Recognising Ourselves in Others

Ruqaiyah Hibell gave a presentation at the |Markfield Institute on 23 January 2020 on this topic. Below is her speech.

The focus of this reflection is about not seeing others as ‘other’ to ourselves and to discuss diversity, inclusion and the positive benefits of difference.

OfS Tackling religion or belief related harassment on Campus

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor is a Feminist Sociologist of Religion, and Assistant Professor and Research Group Lead for Faith and Peaceful Relations at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK.


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

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