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Timothy Winter (Sheikh Abdal-Hakim Murad)

Winter teaches theology at Cambridge University and is the Director of Studies in at Wolfson College in Cambridge. He is also the Dean of the Muslim College in Cambridge. He has written on various topics including British Muslim history and theological discourse.


Scholar

Winter graduated with a double-first in Arabic from Cambridge University and then went on to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He then studied under the direct tutelage of Islamic scholars, including Habib Ahmad Mashur Al-Haddad. Winter conveys his knowledge to the English-speaking world through his translations, articles and lectures. He has become a powerful voice of traditional Islam to the English-speaking world. He is also the Director of the Sunnah Project, which has published the foremost scholarly Arabic editions of the major Sunni Hadith collections.

Pioneer

Winter was the force behind establishing the Cambridge Muslim College – a pioneering institute which supports the development of training and Islamic scholarship to help meet the many challenges facing Britain today. He is also Chair of the Muslim Education Trust, which is overseeing the building of the new Cambridge Mosque. With its emphasis on sustainability and almost total reliance on green energy, the new Cambridge Mosque will be Europe’s first eco-mosque. Other pioneering projects include: a Muslim Choir and publication of Muslim Songs of the British Isles. He has also founded and is working on “Travelling Light” which is a 40 episode lecture series.

 

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Birth: 1 November 1960 (Age: 53)

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