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Internal Research Conference (January 2018)

On Tuesday 9th January 2018, the Institute's Internal Research Conference was held. This provided a bright start to 2018 with a range of interesting papers delivered by members of academic staff, illustrative of the Institute’s vibrant research culture.

The Sagacity of the Teacher and the Desideratum for their Nurturing By Dr Imran Hussain Khan Suddahazai

On Monday 4th December, Dr Imran Suddahazai gave a public lecture at the Markfield Institute. He presented his research on the above topic.

Setting a Subject Benchmark for dar al-‘ulums in Britain?

Setting a Subject Benchmark for dar al-‘ulums in Britain?
A Day Consultation: 18th October 2017

Sufis, Salafis and Islamists: The Contested Ground of British Political Activism – by Dr Sadek Hamid

On Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Dr Sadek Hamid, a Senior Researcher at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University, delivered an erudite, thoughtful and insightful presentation derived from the research findings of his highly acclaimed book, ‘Sufis, Salafis and Islamists: The Contested

‘Understanding and tackling the issue of extremism: A Spiritually based Diagnostic and Intervention Model’ by Dr Tariq Mahmood Awan

On Tuesday, 31 October 2017, Dr Tariq Mahmood, Lecturer at the Markfield Institute in Muslim Chaplaincy and a Muslim educator and theologian, gave an interesting and perceptive presentation at the Institute entitled: ‘Understanding and tackling the issue of extremism: A Spiritually based Diagnost

Muslim Scholars: Making a positive contribution to society by Dr Zahid Parvez

Dr Zahid Parvez, Principal of Makfield Institute of Higher Education, speaking to Islamic scholars in Manchester on 28th October 2017, emphasised the importance of the positive role scholars can play in society.

MIHE’s Annual Graduation Ceremony 2017

The Markfield Institute’s graduation ceremony for the academic year 2016/2017 was held on 24th October 2017, at the Markfield Conference Centre.

Students and Professors from the University of Osnabrück visit Markfield

On Saturday 16th September, the Markfield Institute of Higher Education was visited by a delegation of about 30 professors and students from the University of Osnabrück in Germany. The visitors were from the University’s Institute of Islamic Theology.


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

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

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

Sameeha Rafiq BA Islamic Studies student