Professor Timothy Winter, also known as Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad, is an academic who has been actively involved in numerous initiatives in the UK over the past four decades.
Birth: 1 November 1960 (Age: 61)
Source of Influence: Scholarly
Influence: Scholarly, Preacher, Administration of Religious Affairs
School of Thought: Sunni, Traditional Sunni
Status: Featured in current year
Academic: He is currently the Sheikh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College. He has published and contributed to numerous academic works on Islam and among his best known works are translations from Imam Ghazali’s Ihya, a series of aphorisms (Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions) and his recently released book, Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe.
Educator: He is the founder of the Cambridge Muslim College, which has offered Diploma courses for British Darul Uloom graduates and now has an accredited BA programme which promises to graduate religious leaders who are confident, competent and conversant with the issues of the age. He is a much sought after speaker and contributes regularly to the media (fluent in several languages). Hundreds of YouTube videos of his lectures and talks form an important source of knowledge for English-speaking Muslims.
Cambridge Mosque: Professor Winter has been the main force behind the decade long project to build the Cambridge Central Mosque. The mosque represents an authentic Islamic design contextualised to its location and times. It is Europe’s first eco-mosque, having been designed with a high degree of environment sustainability. It also incorporates a café, and meeting rooms for use by the whole community. The mosque opened in April 2019 and looks set to take its place as an iconic standard for all places of worship in the country.