Dr F. Redhwan Karim
Course Leader for BA Islamic Studies


Dr F. Redhwan Karim is a Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, as well as the Course Leader for the B.A Islamic Studies program. He completed his PhD under Professor M.A.S Abdel Haleem at SOAS, University of London. His thesis examined the concept of gender relations in the Qur’an. Prior to this, he obtained an M.A in Islamic Studies and a B.A in Arabic and Islamic Studies. He has also studied at various capacities in Egypt, Jordan, and Oman. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



Research interests

Qur'ānic Studies 

Islam and Gender

Islamic intellectual history

Islamic history and historiography

Contemporary Islamic Studies


Karim, F. R (2021) Rethinking Women’s Dress Prescriptions in the Qur’ān: An Intratextual Readingof Zīna. Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies 6, no. 2.

Karim, F. R.(2022) Book Review of Celine Ibrahim, Women and Gender in the Qur’an (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020) in ReOrient: The Journal ofCritical Muslim Studies, 7, no. 1.

Conferences & Public Lectures

Karim, F. R.(2022) Stylistic Features of Fourth/Tenth-century Arabic Colophons, with ParticularAttention to Scribal Biographical Details. Markfield Instituteof Higher Education, Internal Research Conference.  

Karim, F. R.(2021) Depiction of Age in Arabic Historiography. MarkfieldInstitute of Higher Education, Internal Research Conference.  

Karim, F R. (2020) Thelanguage of ‘Eve’, Ontological Considerations in the Interpretation of Q.4:1. Swansea University, Arabic Postgraduate Research Conference:Negotiating Language and Ideology: Arabic Texts and Translations

Karim, F R.(2019) Zina in the Qur’ān: A study of Qur’ānic Intratextuality. Universityof Nottingham, British Association of Islamic Studies.

Karim, F R.(2018) Gender Interaction in the Qur’ān: Synergy between the Ayātal-Aḥkām and QiṣaṣUniversity of Exeter,British Association of Islamic Studies.

Karim, F R.(2017) Gender Relations in the Qur’ān. University of Sarajevo, Muslims in Europe Challenges of Pluralism.