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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Professor Muhammad A S Abdel Haleem, OBE

BA (Cairo), PhD (Cantab), FCIL (London)

Overview

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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East

King Fahd Professor of Islamic Studies

Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS)

Director, Centre of Islamic Studies

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Steering Committee Member for Arabic

Name:
Professor Muhammad A S Abdel Haleem, OBE
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4325
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
427
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 12:00-13:00/Wednesdays 12:00-13:00

Biography

Islam: beliefs, practice and culture; Islamic family law; Arab society and culture

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Abdur-Rahman Mangera, A Critical Edition of Abū l-Layth al-Samarqandī’s Nawāzil
  • Farrah Sheikh, The evolving relationship between religion and ethnicity among British Muslims
  • Hannah Erlwein, Arguments for the Existence of God in Classical Islamic Thought: Origins and Trajectories of the Discourse (working title)
  • Kamal Hussain, Epistemological Congruence of Modernist Thought: a Case Study of Minority Fiqh and Other Related Matters
  • Safaruk Chowdhury, Theosophy in the Work of al-Sulami
  • Yusra Khreegi, Gender and "the Woman Question" in the Thought of Muhammad 'Abduh

Research

The Qur'an: language, style and translations in English; Islamic family law

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
Country Expertise
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
Languages
  • Arabic

Publications

Authored Books

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2010) The Qur'an: English translation with parallel Arabic text. Oxford University Press.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad and Badawi, Elsaid M. (2005) Dictionary of Qur'anic Usage. E.J. Brill.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2004) The Qur'an: a New Translation. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. (Oxford World's Classics Hardcovers Series)

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1999) Understanding the Qur'an: themes and style. London: I B Tauris.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1995) Chance or creation? God's design in the Universe, attributed to Jahiz, translated and introduced. Reading, Berkshire: Garnet.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad and Kay, Ernest (1984) English-Arabic business dictionary. London: Graham & Trotman.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1978) The Creed of Islam. London: World of Islam Festival Trust.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad and Smith, G. R. (1978) The Superiority of Dogs over Many of Those Who Wear Clothes (Edition, translation and introduction). Warminster: Aris & Phillips.

Edited Books

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad and Robinson, Danielle, eds. (2006) The Moral World of the Qur'an. London: IB Tauris.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad and Sherif, Adel Omar and Daniels, Kate, eds. (2003) Criminal Justice in Islam: Judicial Procedure in the Shari'a. London: I.B. Tauris.

Book Chapters

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2009) 'Qur’an.' In: Versteegh, C., (ed.), Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Vol. IV (Q-Z). Leiden: Brill, pp. 21-32.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2009) 'Qur’anic Arabic: its characteristics and its impact on Arabic language and literature, and the languages and literatures of other Islamic peoples.' In: Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, (ed.), The Harper Collins Study Qur’an. Harper Collins, pp. 307-340. (Forthcoming)

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2009) 'The Politics of Peace in Islam.' In: Hogan, Linda and Lehrke, Dylan Lee, (eds.), Religions and the Politics of Peace and Conflict. Eugene Oregon: Pickwick Publications. (Princeton Theological Monograph Series)

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2008) 'Qur'an and Hadith.' In: Winter, Tim, (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology. Cambridge University Press, pp. 19-32.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2008) 'The Sword Verse Myth [El mito del 'versiculo de la espada].' In: Peña Marín, Salvador and de Larramendi, Miguel Hernando, (eds.), El Coran ayer y hoy [The Quran Yesterday and Today]. Cordoba: Berenice, pp. 307-340.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2006) 'Islam, Religion of the Environment.' In: Cotran, E. and Lau, M., (eds.), Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law. Netherlands: E.J. Brill, pp. 403-410.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2006) 'Arabic and Islam.' In: Brown, Keith, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 34-37.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2004) 'Islam, Religion of the Environment: the Need for Re-Education and Retraining.' In: Marie, Mamdouth and Sherif, Adel Omar, (eds.), The environment and judiciaries of the Arab world: proceedings of the Arab Chief Justices' Conference and Symposium on the Training of Judges and Other Legal Stakeholders in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, Cairo, Egypt, May 29-31, 2004. Cairo: Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, pp. 68-83.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2003) 'Compensation for Homicide in Islamic Shari'a’, in Criminal Justice in Islam: Judicial Procedure in the Shari'a.' In: Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad and Sherif, Adel Omar and Daniels, Kate, (eds.), The Crescent and the Cross: Muslim and Christian Approaches to War and Peace. London: IB Tauris, pp. 97-108.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1999) 'Human Rights in Islam and the United Nations Instruments.' In: Cotran, E and Sherif, A, (eds.), Democracy the rule of law and Islam. London: Kluwer Law International, pp. 435-453.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1998) 'War and Peace in Islam.' In: Abdel Haleem, Harfiyah, (ed.), The Crescent and the Cross: Muslim and Christian Approaches to War and Peace. Macmillan.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1995) 'Early kalam.' In: Leaman, Oliver and Nasr, S.H., (eds.), The Routledge History of Islamic Philosophy. Routledge. (Routledge history of world philosophies, 1)

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1995) 'Life and Beyond in the Qur'an.' In: Lewis, Christopher and Cohn-Sherbok, Dan, (eds.), Beyond Death. London: Macmillan Publishing, pp. 66-79.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1993) 'Context and Internal Relationships: Keys to Qur'anic Exegesis.' In: Shereef, A. and Hawting, G., (eds.), Approaches to the Qur'an. London: Routledge, pp. 71-98.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1993) 'Medical Ethics in Islam.' In: Grubb, A., (ed.), Choices and Decisions in Health Care. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, pp. 1-20.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1986) 'The Qur'an.' In: Hawting, G. R., (ed.), Sacred Writings in Oriental and African Religions. London: SOAS, pp. 17-22. (Occasional papers (University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies. External Services Division), 12)

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1975) 'Al-Sayyab; a study of his poetry.' In: Ostle, R.C., (ed.), Studies in Modern Arabic Literature. Arris & Phillips, pp. 69-85.

Articles

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2006) 'The Qur'anic Employment of the Story of Noah.' Journal of Qur’anic Studies, 8 (1). pp. 38-57.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2002) 'The Prophet Muhammad as a Teacher: implications for Hadith literature.' Islamic Quarterly, 46 (2). pp. 121-137.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1997) 'Adam and Eve in the Bible and the Qur’an.' Islamic Quarterly, 41 (4). pp. 255-269.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1994) 'Qu'ranic Orthography: the written presentation of the recited text of the Qur'an.' Islamic Quarterly, 38 (3). pp. 171-192.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1992) 'Grammatical Shift for Rhetorical Purposes: Iltifāt and Related Features in the Qur'ān.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 55 (3). pp. 407-432.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1991) 'Early Islamic Theological and Juristic Terminology: "Kitāb al-Ḥudūd fi 'l-uṣūl" by Ibn Fūrak.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 54 (1). pp. 5-41.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1990) 'The story of Joseph in the Qur'an and the old testament.' Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 1 (2). pp. 171-191.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1990) 'The Face in the Qur'an: Divine and Human.' Islamic Quarterly, 34 (2). pp. 164-179.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1989) 'Water in the Qur'an.' Islamic Quarterly, 33 (1). pp. 34-50.

Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1989) 'The Hereafter and the Here-and-Now in the Qur'an.' Islamic Quarterly, 33 (2). pp. 118-131.

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