Tim Winter/Abdul Hakim Murad is the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Director of Studies, Wolfson College at Cambridge University. He is also the Dean, The Cambridge Muslim College which trains imams/clerics in UK.
He converted to Islam in his early age and has since devoted his life to study and teach Islam. He has been rated as one of the most influential Muslims in Britain by 500 most influential Muslims.
Website : Tim Winter
You Tube : Cambridge Muslim College
(Just search his name on You Tube and you will get hundreds of videos.)
Institution : College of Divinity, Cambridge University
Other initiatives :
Recommended reading list on Islam : link
Select authored Books :
- Understanding the four madhabs
Key Publications :
- ‘Terrorism and Islamic theologies of religiously-sanctioned war’, in Brian Wicker and David Fisher (eds), Just War on Terror? Christian and Muslim Responses. ( London: Ashgate 2010), 9-24.
- ‘Biografska skica Marmaduke Pickthall’, Godisnkak BZK Preporod 9 (2009), 367-383.
- ‘Jesus and Muhammad: new convergences’, Muslim World 99 (2009), 21-38.
- ‘Poverty and the charism of Ishmael’, in Michael Ipgrave (ed.), Building a Better Bridge: Muslims, Christians and the Common Good ( Georgetown: Georgetown University Press, 2008), 141-52, 168-71.
- The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (edited volume). (Cambridge University Press, 2008), editor, also Introduction, pp.1-16.
- ‘Ibn Kemal (940/1538) on Ibn ‘Arabi’s hagiology’. In Ayman Shihadeh (ed.), Sufism and Theology ( Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007), 137-157.
- Islam ve Hıristiyanlık: politik-teoloji denemeleri . ( Istanbul: Etkili s im, 2007.)
- ‘Islamism and Europe’s Muslims: recent trends’, in Muslim Integration: Challenging conventional wisdom in Europe and the United States ( Washington: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2007), 33-44.
- ‘Ishmael and the Enlightenment’s crise de coeur: a response to Koshul and Kepnes,’ in Basit Bilal Koshul and Stephen Kepnes (eds), Scripture, Reason, and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter: Studying the ‘Other’, Understanding the ‘Self’ ( New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 149-175.
- ‘Mary in Islam’, in Sarah Jane Boss, Mary: The Complete Resource ( London: Continuum, 2007), 479-502.
- ‘Qur’anic Reasoning as an academic practice’, Modern Theology 22:3 (July 2006), 449-63.
- Abraham’s Children: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Conversation (Edited, with Richard Harries and Norman Solomon) ( Edinburgh: T&T Clark / Continuum, 2006).
Watch this 8 part series : “Understanding Islam” produced by Islam on demand. He explains topics like – 5 pillars of Islam, sharia, ijtihad, Muslim theology, sufism/tasawwuf, etc.