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.


These are occasional lectures on topics of particular interest that are delivered independently of any specific course or module.

1. The Prophet as Ruler, salla’llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

by Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley FFAS (Rector)

2. Islamic Sufism in the West

by Dr. Aziz El Kobaiti Idrissi FFAS

Dr. Idrissi tells the story of the first arrivals of Sufism in the West and the various strands, both orthodox and heterodox, that developed there. He focuses particularly on the Shadhili Darqawi order and then takes as an example, the Habibiyya order that under the tutelage of Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi (Ian Dallas), and became known for a period as the Murabitun. The lecture is based on the book of the same name published by Diwan Press.

3. ‘Amal vs Hadith in Islamic Law

by Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley FFAS (Rector)

4. The Importance of Education for Muslim Youth

Abdalhakim Andersson, Director of Studies at the Muslim Faculty of Advanced Studies>

At the 2012 Gathering of the EMU in Rotterdam, 18th September 2102