Shaikh Muhammad Nizami is an Islamic scholar currently focusing on applied theology, Islamic law and ethics (fiqh) in a British context, and applied (Islamic) legal theory and philosophy (usul al-fiqh). At a grassroots level, he advocates a return to a God-centered approach to religion and western life, with a deep focus on Quranic narratives and how they inform us how to live meaningfully, specifically as western Muslims. He also carries out workshops open to the Muslim public.
Alongside undertaking classical Islamic studies in Makkah and Cairo, he has memorised the Quran and several books of hadith as well as holding ijazat in a few Qira’at. He specialises in fiqh and usul-al fiqh, aqidah, and tafsir.
He holds degrees in (Christian) theology and English literature, Islamic law and legal theory, and politics and international relations, graduating from a number of institutions including the University of London (LSE) and Al-Azhar University. He also holds a PGCE from the Institute of Education (UCL). He is currently undertaking postgraduate study in Political and Legal Theory (University of Warwick) training as a western political theorist.
He acts as a consultant to a number of Islamic organisations, is a visiting Islamic scholar to Kingston Mosque and holds public lectures in tafsir (Quranic exegesis) and fiqh across London. He also engages through various online platforms, most notably contributing articles to the online blog Islamicate.
Muhammad Nizami is also the co-director of Averroes, a Muslim led non-partisan think tank that engages and works with parliamentarians, civil servants, policy practitioners and NGOs.
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