This is a short comment from an attendee at the seminar, ‘Exploring The Treasures Of Ramadhan’, which took place in Cambridge and is part of a series known as the ‘Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars’. These are intensive, all-day seminars, which cover the subject in some depth under the expert tutelage of Shaykh Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi. Previous subjects have included ‘Exploring the Pearls of The Qur’an – Detailed Study of Al-Fatiha & The Last Ten Surahs – Their Coherence, Meaning & Universal Message’ and ‘History of Female Scholarship in Islam and The Role of Muslim Women in Modern Society’. You can find out more about the previous and upcoming seminars here: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/.
Shaykh Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi is from the Indian city of Lucknow and a graduate from the world renowned Nadwatul Ulama (India) where he studied and taught Shariah. Shaykh Akram is a Muhaddith of the highest calibre who has specialised in ‘Ilm ul Rijal’ (the study of the narrators of Hadith). He has ‘Ijaza’ (licenses) from many of the most renowned scholars of our time including Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Al-Nadwi, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.
Shaykh Akram Nadwi has a doctorate in Arabic Language. He has authored and translated over 25 titles on Language, Jurisprudence, Qur’an and Hadith. In May 2010, he completed a monumental 57-volume work on the lives of female scholars of Hadith in Islamic History. He is the recipient of the Allama Iqbal prize for contribution to Islamic thought. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University. He is widely recognised as one of Western Europe’s leading Islamic scholars.