Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem is a much-loved Professor of Islamic Studies at SOAS, University of London, and Editor of the Journal of Qur’anic Studies. He was awarded an OBE in 2008 in recognition of his services to Arabic and interfaith understanding. Born in Egypt, Abdel Haleem memorised the Qur’an (this was a prerequisite for entry to Al-Azhar University) before starting his further education. He has many publications including a widely acclaimed translation of the Qur’an.
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