Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

Pursue the interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and encounters between Christianity and Islam.

Research profile

In this research area you can pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and of historical, theological, ethical and political encounters between Christianity and Islam. Staff research interests focus on:

  • Arab Christianity, classic and contemporary
  • Christian theological engagements with Islam
  • Comparative theology
  • Constructive theology and ethics from a Christian or Muslim perspective
  • Islamic theology (kalam)
  • Law (shari‘a and fiqh)
  • Migration
  • Muslim views of Christianity and Judaism
  • Philosophy, politics, religion
  • Political Islam
  • Political theology
  • Qur’an, Hadith, and Tafsir
  • Syriac language and literature

You are encouraged to contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research project before making a formal application.

Further information

Core staff

Dr Salam Rassi


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Professor Mona Siddiqui


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Dr Joshua Ralston


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Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla


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Postgraduate Admissions

Phone: +44 (0)131 650 8952


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