Dr Akram Nadwi


Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a world-renowned scholar of Indian origin who has resided in England for the last 30 years. He is recipient of the ‘Allāmah Iqbāl prize for contribution to Islamic thought and is the Principal and Co-Founder of Al-Salam Institute.

Dr Nadwi received advanced in-depth training in the traditional Islamic disciplines at Nadwat al-‘Ulamā’ (Lucknow, India) followed by a PhD in Arabic Literature from Lucknow University. Thereafter he was sent to England as ‘Allāmah Sayyid Abul Ḥasan ‘Alī Nadwī’s representative, becoming a Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Over the course of two decades he conducted research on the topics of Hadith and Sufi orders in India amongst other scholarly topics. He has published widely in Urdu, Persian, Arabic, and English. His publications include translations, such as his work on Shah Wali Allah; editions of Arabic texts, such as a renowned critical edition of Usūl al-Shāshī in Ḥanafī jurisprudence; and original monographs on Islamic law, Hadith sciences, and figures such as Abū Ḥanīfah and Sayyid Abul Ḥasan ‘Alī Nadwī. As co-founder of Al-Salam Institute, he continues to teach both short courses and Advanced Level modules on the Islamic Scholarship Programme.

He is also author of Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam, a monumental 43-volume biographical dictionary which charts some of the significant contributions made by female Hadith scholars over the past 1400 years.


Dr Nadwi has published widely in Urdu, Persian, Arabic and English, including translations (like his work on Shah Wali Allah), editions of Arabic texts (such as a renowned critical edition of Usul al-Shashi in Hanafi jurisprudence), and original monographs (on Islamic law, women hadith narrators and such figures as Abu Hanifa and Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi).

Contact info@alsalam.ac.uk for a full list of Dr Nadwi’s publications.

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