Interviews

Professor Hugh Kennedy (SOAS)

Respected as one of the foremost experts on Arabic History in the world, Professor Kennedy discusses the dating of early Islam and authenticity of the Qur’an as a historcal document.

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Professor Matthew Nelson (SOAS)

An expert on South Asia studies, Professor Nelson discusses the economic and political instability of the Muslim World.

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Professor Francis Robinson (Royal Holloway, University of London)

An internationally respected expert on the history of South Asia, Professor Robinson traces the historical factors which led to fragmentation and sectarianism within the modern South Asian Muslim community.

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Professor Ayesha Jalal (TUFTS Universty)

An expert on South Asian history and the Mary Richardson Professor of History, Professor Jalal discusses the role of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in the history of Pakistan.

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Tariq Ali

Mr Ali, a renowned political commentator, journalist and film maker, discuses the plight of minority groups in Pakistan.

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Dr. Jonathan Ingleby

Former Head of Mission Studies at Redcliff College, discusses the motivation behind the movement of Christian Missionaries British India.

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Dr. Simon Dean (UCL) and Ms. Catrin Nye (BBC)

Dr. Dean, a leading specialist in Brain Studies and Catrin Nye, a BBC journalist specialising in South Asia, discuss psychiatry in the Muslim world.

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Richard Denton, 116 Films

A film producer and Managing Director of 116 films, Richard Denton screens his documentary ‘Did Jesus Die?’. The screening, at Queen Mary University, is followed by a discussion.

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Professor Kecia Ali (Boston)

Respected as one of the foremost experts on Women in Islam, Professor Ali discusses pluralism within traditional and contemporary Islam.

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Professor Asad Q. Ahmed (Princeton)

Professor Ahmed, a leading specialist in early Islamic history, discusses Islamic history, the need for Muslim historians and particularly the need for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to continue maintaining a record of its continuing history.

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