Pending the outcome of the continuing review of our current operations, all Muslim Faculty of Advanced Studies programmes are suspended until further notice. In the interim, we have made the lectures freely available here on this site.


Honorary Fellows

Candidates for Honorary Fellowships are expected to be recognised academics or intellectuals whose independent contributions to those spheres of endeavour shared by the Faculty are deemed significant enough to warrant the high level of recognition conferred by such an accolade; or they may be public figures or philanthropists whose political or material support have signally enhanced the effectiveness of those working in the field.

Up to two Honorary Fellowships may be conferred in any one year.

Honorary Fellows

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Maksudoğlu (Turkey)

Prof. Imran Khan Nyazee (Lahore)

Foundation Fellows

To be able to proceed with full confidence in the Muslim Faculty as a useful and necessary undertaking at this time, it was felt that sufficient evidence of independent encouragement, affirmation and support coming from a representative range of respected individuals in their own right who are, or have been, fully engaged in all aspects of academic life, would enable us to feel fully justified in embarking upon the enormous amount of effort and commitment that an initiative such as the Faculty would inevitably demand over a sustained period. By the generosity of Allah, there has been no shortage of experts and others with the instinct, insight and experience to recognise the potential value of the project and were interested enough to respond positively to our approaches. With the responses we have received nationally and internationally from active or otherwise outstanding scholars, academics, writers and thinkers from a cross-section of emerging, as well as more established voices within contemporary Muslim intellectual life, we are now satisfied that the Muslim Faculty of Advanced Studies, with the permission of Allah, is off to the best possible start. The special category of Foundation Fellows shall not exceed forty in number and is reserved for those first academic supporters, advisors and contributors whose exemplary embodiment of our motto has given direction to the Faculty's foundational aims and objectives. The body of Foundation Fellows will also admit nominees from the category of Expert Fellows as and when required with a view to maintaining both the original quorum of forty and the quality of input essential to the success of our ongoing endeavours.

Foundation Fellows

Abdalhamid Evans

Abdurahman McCausland (Ethiopia)

Asim Qureshi (UK)

Dr. Adi Setia (Malaysia)

Dr. Amjad Hussain (Wales)

Dr. Aziz Idrissi al-Kobaiti (Morocco)

Dr. Gavin Picken (Sharjah)

Muhammad Mujtar (Spain)

Dr. Mykhaylo Yakubovych (Ukraine)

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed (UK)

Dr. Riyad Asvat (Australia)

Dr. Yasin Dutton (UCT)

Abdassamad Clarke, MFAS Dean (UK)

Abu Bakr Rieger, MFAS Chancellor (EMU)

Aisha Bewley (UK)

Uthman Ibrahim-Morrison, MFAS Warden (UK)

Ibrahim Lawson (UK)

Mufti Naim Abu Layth (UK)

Dr. T. S. Andersson (Sweden), MFAS Director of Studies

Prof. Abdalbasir Ojembarrena (Dallas College)

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Akgündüz The Islamic University of Rotterdam

Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley, MFAS Rector (UK)

Shaykh Aḥmad Sa‘d (UK)

Shaykh Ali Laraki (UK)

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi (Syria)

Ustadh Muhammad Iqbal (UK)