Muhammad A. S. Abdel Haleem, OBE is Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies[1] in London, England; and editor of the Journal of Qur'anic Studies.[2] Born in Egypt, he learned the Qur'an by heart during childhood, and is a hafiz.[3][4] In 2004, Oxford University Press published his translation of the Qur'an into English. He has also published several other works in this field.[1]

Whilst maintaining his own Muslim faith,[5] Abdel Haleem is a moderate, arguing for example that British Muslims fighting against British forces in the Afghanistan conflict are violating the instructions of the Qur'an.[6]

He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.[7] Professor Abdel Haleem was recognized for his services to Arabic culture and literature and to inter-faith understanding.[8]

See also

Online Quran Project

External links


  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad and Badawi, Elsaid M (2005): Dictionary of Qur'anic Usage. E. J. Brill.
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2004): The Qur'an: a New Translation. Oxford World's Classics Hardcovers Series. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1999): Understanding the Qur'an: themes and style. London: I B Tauris.
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad, translator (1995): Chance or creation? God's design in the Universe, attributed to Jahiz, translated and introduced. Reading, Berkshire: Garnet.
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad and Robinson, Danielle, editors. (2006): The Moral World of the Qur'an. London: IB Tauris. Chapter in Book
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2006): 'Islam, Religion of the Environment.' In: Cotran, E. and Lau, M., (eds.), Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law. Netherlands: E.J. Brill, pp. 403-410.
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2006): 'Arabic and Islam.' In: Brown, Keith, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 34-37.
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2006): 'Qur'an and Hadith.' In: Winter, Tim, (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology. UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1999): 'Human Rights in Islam and the United Nations Instruments.' In: Cotran, E and Sherif, A, (eds.), Democracy the rule of law and Islam. London: Kluwer Law International, pp. 435-453. Article
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (2002): 'The Prophet Muhammad as a Teacher: implications for Hadith literature.' Islamic Quarterly, vol. XLVI (2). pp. 121-137.
  • Abdel-Haleem, Muhammad (1994): 'Qu'ranic Orthography: the written presentation of the recited text of the Qur'an.' Islamic Quarterly, 38 (3). pp. 171-192.


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