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.
The Four Madhhabs
A 1-day short course introducing the four Sunni schools of law, their histories, development and basic jurisprudential methodologiesread more
Arabic Summer School – Makkah 2023
Al-Salam Institute will be taking a group of students to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, for a bespoke conversational Arabic programme.read more
Tadabbur al-Quran: In Pursuit of the Quran
A 2-day short course exploring the meaning and methodology of tadabbur al-quran (reflecting deeply upon the Quran)read more
Madkhal Rai’ ila Sahih al-Bukhari
An Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhari Based on the book Madkhal Rai’ ila Sahih al-Bukhari by Shaykh Akram Nadwiread more
Quranic Contexts: Asbab al-Nuzul
In this one-day short course Shaykh Akram Nadwi will explore some of the various perspectives and approaches to ‘Asbab al-Nuzul’.read more
One of the most important Qur’anic commentaries of all time, and probably the greatest linguistic commentary with grammatical and rhetorical analysis.read more
Kitab al-Tamyiz by Imam Muslim
Covering selected chapters of the book, Shaykh Akram will teach how to analyse chains of narration (asānīd) to identify a hidden defect (‘illah). He will also will dissect and discuss examples of ‘ilal as well as shedding light on the emergence and development of the...read more
Bukhari & Tirmidhi
This year-long course with Shaykh Akram Nadwi will provide a detailed study of hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan al-Tirmidhi. The study of Sahih al-Bukhari will highlight the brilliant method used by Bukhari in extracting the narrations of his collection and understanding Islamic law and theology.read more
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).
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