Mohammed Gamal Abdelnour

Dr Mohammed Gamal Abdelnour is a lecturer at Al-Azhar University, Cairo and a researcher at the University of Bristol. He moved to the city of  Bath in 2017 to design educational programmes and provide religious instruction for Bath Islamic Society. Gamal memorized the Qur’an at the age of 11 and was then trained in Islamic studies and philosophy at the universities of Al-Azhar, Durham and SOAS University of London. He graduated as valedictorian of his class with a bachelor’s in Islamic studies and philosophy in 2011 (Al-Azhar University, Cairo) and completed his MA in theology and religion at the University of Durham, U.K (2014). Gamal then did a PhD at SOAS University of London in comparative religion, under the supervision of the renowned Qur’an translator, Prof. Muhammad Abdel Haleem, and his PhD thesis was examined at Cambridge University by Revd. Dr. Rowan Williams (2019). In addition to the services that he does for Bath Islamic Society, Gamal is a co-chair of the Oxford Interfaith Forum and he is an author of two books: The Higher Objectives of Islamic Theology (Oxford University Press, 2022) and A Comparative History of Catholic and Ash’ari Theologies of Truth and Salvation (Brill Publishers, 2021). To follow his academic activities and publications, see: Dr Mohammed Gamal Abdelnour – Oxford Interfaith Forum

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