Dr Ataullah Siddiqui

Reader in Religious Pluralism and Inter-Faith Relations


BA (Hons)
PhD (University of Birmingham)
PhD (Honouris Causa) University of Gloucestershire


Dr Ataullah Siddiqui is a Reader in Religious Pluralism and Inter-Faith Relations at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education where he was also the Director of the Institute from 2001 to 2008. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Gloucestershire and a Visiting Fellow at York St. John’s University. He was founder President and Vice Chair of the ‘Christian Muslim Forum’in England, and a founder member of the Leicester Council of Faiths.

Research Interests

  • Christian-Muslim Relations
  • Interfaith Relations
  • Islam and Pluralism 
  • Islam in/and the West
  • Muslim Chaplaincy
  • Islam in South Asia
  • Training of Religious Leadership -Imams and ‘ulama


His publications include:

  • Beyond the Dysfunctional Family: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Dialogue with Each Other and With Britain (edited with others) London: The Manor House Abrahamic Group (2012); 
  • British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State (edited. with others) Markfield: Kube Publishing (2010), 
  • Christians and Muslims in the Commonwealth: A Dynamic Role in the Future [co-edited 2001]. 
  • Islam and Other Faiths [a collection of Ismail Raji Al- Faruqi’s articles] (1998).
  • Christian-Muslim Dialogue in the Twentieth Century (1997),   

He is also the author of a government report:

  • Islam at Universities in England: Meeting the Needs and Investing in the Future, 2007, which may be downloaded from here.

He has contributed chapters and articles to several books and journals.