On Wednesday 21st February 2018, Prof Jorgen Nielsen,from the University of Birmingham, delivered a lecture at the Markfield Institute on Contemporary trends in European Islam. He provided a comprehensive overview of the way Islam is perceived has been changing in many European societies.
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Dr Lars Gule, Associate Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University visited the Markfield Institute of Higher Education on Wednesday 7th February 2018. He delievered a thought provoking seminar on “Respect” and “tolerance”.
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.
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
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.