The Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick, with support from the DCD Family Trust, has recently appointed a Reader in Islamic Education, Dr Abdullah Sahin.
The University of Warwick and the DCD Family Trust held a launch event to celebrate this exciting new initiative.
A generous donation by the DCD Family Trust has enabled the establishment of the Readership in Islamic Education at Warwick University. The initiative is inspired by a shared transformative educational vision and signifies a model collaboration between community and university in contributing effectively to civic engagement, social cohesion and educational inclusion within contemporary British society.
Through its distinct taught programme and research activities, the post aims to contribute to educational capacity building within the Muslim communities in the UK, Europe and wider world. This will create opportunities for intercultural and interfaith dialogue and public understanding of Islam.
The initiative aims to generate new knowledge and insights on Islam's heritage of critical/reflective education and, through a creative dialogue with contemporary educational and pedagogic studies, facilitate opportunities of encounter, exchange and engagement among diverse groups of Muslim educators and the wider communities of educational researchers and practitioners. The aim is to disseminate values of transformative education to inspire positive change within Muslim communities and wider society. This vision of educational empowerment is intended to contribute significantly to the development of long term educational policy in addressing contemporary challenges such as the impact of extremism on Muslim communities and wider society.