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Timothy John Winter (born in 1960), also known as Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, is a British Sunni Muslim
Muslim
scholar, researcher, writer and academic. He is the Dean of the Cambridge
Cambridge
Muslim
Muslim
College,[4] Aziz Foundation Professor of Islamic Studies at both Cambridge
Cambridge
Muslim College[5] and Ebrahim College,[6] Director of Studies (Theology and Religious Studies) at Wolfson College[7] and the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge
Cambridge
University.[8][9][10] His work includes publications on Islamic theology and Muslim-Christian relations.[11] In 2003 he was awarded the Pilkington Teaching Prize by Cambridge
Cambridge
University and in 2007 he was awarded the King Abdullah I Prize for Islamic Thought for his short booklet Bombing Without Moonlight.[8][11] He has consistently been included in the "500 Most Influential Muslims" list published annually by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre and was ranked in 2012 as the 50th most influential.[12]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Education 3 Major work and projects

3.1 Cambridge
Cambridge
Mosque Project

4 Views on extremism 5 Awards and nominations 6 Publications

6.1 Books written 6.2 Books edited 6.3 Translations 6.4 Articles

7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Born in 1960, the son of an architect and artist, Winter is also the older brother of football writer Henry Winter.[13][14] His wife Nabila is the Women's Officer at the Cambridge
Cambridge
Muslim
Muslim
College.[15] Education[edit] Winter was educated at Westminster School
Westminster School
and graduated with a double-first in Arabic from Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge
Cambridge
in 1983.[13] He then went on to study at Al Azhar University in Cairo [3][13][16] and further private study with individual scholars in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.[3][12] After returning to England, he studied Turkish and Persian at the University of London.[16] Major work and projects[edit] In 2009 Winter helped to open the Cambridge
Cambridge
Muslim
Muslim
College, an institute designed to train British imams.[17][18][19] Winter also directs the Anglo- Muslim
Muslim
Fellowship for Eastern Europe, and the Sunna Project which has published the foremost scholarly Arabic editions of the major Sunni Hadith
Hadith
collections.[13][12] He serves as the secretary of the Muslim
Muslim
Academic Trust.[13] Winter is active in translating key Islamic texts into English[2] including a translation of two volumes of the Islamic scholar al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din.[3] His academic publications include many articles on Islamic theology and Muslim-Christian relations as well as two books in Turkish on political theology. His book reviews sometimes appear in the Times Literary Supplement. He is also the editor of the Cambridge
Cambridge
Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (2008) and author of Bombing without Moonlight, which in 2007 was awarded the King Abdullah I Prize for Islamic Thought.[20] Winter is also a contributor to BBC
BBC
Radio 4's Thought for the Day.[21][22] Additionally, Winter is one of the signatories of A Common Word Between Us and You, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding.[23] Cambridge
Cambridge
Mosque Project[edit] Winter is the founder and leader of the Cambridge
Cambridge
Mosque project[24] which is working to develop a new purpose built mosque in Cambridge
Cambridge
to cater for up to 1000 worshipers.[22][25] The mosque is planned to be entirely reliant on green energy with an almost-zero carbon footprint.[24] Regarding the project Winter stated that, "This will be a very substantial world class landmark building in what is considered by some to be a down-at-heel part of Cambridge."[25] Views on extremism[edit] Winter is a traditionalist and considers the views of extremists like al-Qaeda as religiously illegitimate and inauthentic. He decries the failure of extremists to adhere to the classical canons of Islamic law and theology and denounces their fatwas.[26] He unequivocally rejects suicide bombing and considers the killing of noncombatants as always forbidden, noting that some sources consider it worse than murder. According to Winter, Bin Laden and his right-hand man Ayman al-Zawahiri are un-Islamic, unqualified vigilantes who violate basic Islamic teachings.[26] Winter is critical of Western foreign policy for fueling anger and resentment in the Muslim
Muslim
world.[27] He is equally critical of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi
Wahhabi
ideology, which he believes gives extremists a theological pretext for their extremism and violence.[27] Awards and nominations[edit] In January 2015, Winter was nominated for the Services to Education award at the British Muslim
Muslim
Awards.[28] Publications[edit] Books written[edit]

Montmorency's Book of Rhymes Illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert (California: Kinza Press, 2013) Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions (Cambridge: Quilliam Press Ltd, 2012) XXI Asrda Islom: Postmodern Dunyoda qiblani topish (Tashkent: Sharq nashriyoti, 2005) Muslim
Muslim
Songs of the British Isles: Arranged for Schools (London: Quilliam Press Ltd, 2005) Postmodern Dünya’da kibleyi bulmak (Istanbul: Gelenek, 2003) Co-authored with John A. Williams, Understanding Islam
Islam
and the Muslims (Louisville: Fons Vitae, 2002) Understanding the Four Madhhabs: Facts About Ijtihad and Taqlid (Cambridge: Muslim
Muslim
Academic Trust, 1999) Gleams from the Rawdat al-Shuhada: (Garden of the Martyrs) of Husayn Vaiz Kashifi (Cambridge: Muslim
Muslim
Academic Trust, 2015)

Books edited[edit]

The Cambridge
Cambridge
Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (Cambridge: Cambridge
Cambridge
University Press, 2008) ISBN 978-0-521-78058-2 Islam, Religion of Life by Abdul Wadod Shalabi (USA: Starlatch Press, 2006) ISBN 1-929694-08-3 Co-edited with Richard Harries
Richard Harries
and Norman Solomon, Abraham’s Children: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Conversation (Edinburgh: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2006)

Translations[edit]

Imam al-Busiri, The Mantle Adorned (London: Quilliam Press, 2009) Al-Asqalani Ibn Hajar, Selections from Fath Al-Bari (Cambridge: Muslim Academic Trust, 2000) Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, Disciplining the Soul and Breaking the Two Desires (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1995) Roger Du Pasquier, Unveiling Islam
Islam
(Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1992) Imam al-Bayhaqi, Seventy-Seven Branches of Faith (London: Quilliam Press, 1990) Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, The Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1989)

Articles[edit]

"America as a Jihad State: Middle Eastern Perceptions of Modern American Theopolitics." Muslim
Muslim
World 101 (2011): 394-411. "Opinion: Bin Laden's sea burial was 'sad miscalculation" CNN.com (9 May 2011) "Jesus and Muhammad: New Convergences." Muslim
Muslim
World 99/1 (2009): 21-38. "Poverty and the Charism of Ishmael." In Building a Better Bridge: Muslims, Christians, and the Common Good, edited by Michael Ipgrave (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2009) " Ibn Kemal
Ibn Kemal
(d. 940/1534) on Ibn 'Arabi's Hagiology." In Sufism
Sufism
and Theology, edited by Ayman Shihadeh (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007) "The Saint with Seven Tombs." In The Inner Journey: Views from the Islamic Tradition, edited by William Chittick
William Chittick
(Ashgate: White Cloud Press, 2007) "Ishmael and the Enlightenment's Crise de Coeur." In Scripture, Reason, and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter, edited by Basit Bilal Koshul and Steven Kepnes (New York: Palgrave, 2007) "Qur'anic Reasoning as an Academic Practice." Modern Theology 22/3 (2006): 449-463; reprinted in The Promise of Scriptural Reasoning, edited by David Ford and C. C. Pecknold (Malden: Blackwell, 2006) "The Chador of God on Earth: the Metaphysics of the Muslim
Muslim
Veil." New Blackfriars 85 (2004): 144-157 "Bombing Without Moonlight: the Origins of Suicidal Terrorism." Encounters 10:1-2 (2004): 93-126 "The Poverty of Fanaticism." In Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, edited by Joseph Lumbard (Bloomington: World Wisdom, 2004) "Readings of the 'Reading'." In Scriptures in Dialogue: Christians and Muslims Studying the Bible and the Qur'an Together, edited by Michael Ipgrace (London: Church House Publishing, 2004), 50-55 "Tradition or Extradition? The threat to Muslim-Americans." In The Empire and the Crescent: Global Implications for a New American Century, edited by Aftab Ahmad Malik (Bristol: Amal Press, 2003) " Muslim
Muslim
Loyalty and Belonging: Some Reflections on the Psychosocial Background." In British Muslims: Loyalty and Belonging, edited by Mohammad Siddique Seddon, Dilwar Hussain, and Nadeem Malik (Leicester: Islamic Foundation; London: Citizens Organising Foundation, 2003) "'Pulchra ut luna: some Reflections on the Marian Theme in Muslim-Catholic Dialogue." Journal of Ecumenical Studies 36/3 (1999): 439-469 "The Last Trump Card: Islam
Islam
and the Supersession of Other Faiths." Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 9/2 (1999): 133-155 "Scorning the Prophet goes beyond free speech – it’s an act of violence" Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph
(17 Jan 2015)

References[edit]

^ a b Geaves, Ron; Theodore, Gabriel (2013). Sufism
Sufism
in Britain. Bloomsbury 3PL. p. 172. ISBN 978-1441112613.  ^ a b Ridgeon, Lloyd (2001). Islamic Interpretations of Christianity. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 225. ISBN 0312238541.  ^ a b c d Geaves, Ron (2013). Sufism
Sufism
in Britain. London, United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Academic. p. 182. ISBN 1441112618.  ^ "People Cambridge
Cambridge
Muslim
Muslim
College". www.cambridgemuslimcollege.org. Retrieved 2017-04-16.  ^ "People Cambridge
Cambridge
Muslim
Muslim
College". www.cambridgemuslimcollege.org. Retrieved 2018-03-15.  ^ College, Ebrahim (2015-01-28). "Dr Abdal Hakim Murad - Ebrahim College". Ebrahim College. Retrieved 2018-03-15.  ^ "Dr Timothy Winter — Faculty of Divinity". www.divinity.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-16.  ^ a b Dr Timothy Winter, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge: People. ^ Wolfson College. ^ " BBC
BBC
- Religions - Islam: Muslim
Muslim
Spain (711-1492)".  ^ a b [1]. ^ a b c Schleifer, Abdallah (2011). The Muslim
Muslim
500: The World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims, 2012. Amman, Jordan: The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre. p. 98. ISBN 978-9957-428-37-2.  ^ a b c d e Peck, Tom (20 August 2010). "Timothy Winter: Britain's most influential Muslim
Muslim
- and it was all down to a peach". The Independent. Retrieved 20 August 2010.  ^ Hasan, Mehdi (10 March 2015). "How Islamic is Islamic State?". New Statesman. Retrieved 26 May 2015.  ^ "People - Cambridge
Cambridge
Muslim
Muslim
College".  ^ a b "Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad".  ^ Muslim
Muslim
Integration College. ^ H. Jones, Stephen (2013). New Labour and the Re-making of British Islam: The Case of the Radical Middle Way and the “Reclamation” of the Classical Islamic Tradition, 2013. Bristol, United Kingdom: Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship. p. 560.  ^ De Freytas-Tamura, Kimiko (24 August 2014). "Britain Appeals to Anti-Extremist Imams in Effort to Uproot Seeds of Radicalization". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  ^ "Mr Tim Winter MA - Wolfson College Cambridge".  ^ "Search results for abdal hakim murad". BBC.  ^ a b Butt, Riazat (3 October 2011). " Cambridge
Cambridge
mosque wins support from local non-Muslims". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 May 2015.  ^ MacFARQUHAR, NEIL (12 October 2007). "In Open Letter, Muslims Seek Cooperation With Christians as a Step Toward Peace". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved 7 January 2015.  ^ a b Habriri, Najlaa (29 September 2014). "Europe's first "Eco-Mosque" to open in Cambridge". Asharq Al-Awsat. Retrieved 26 May 2015.  ^ a b " Cambridge
Cambridge
£15m mosque plans approved for Mill Road site". BBC. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2015.  ^ a b L. Esposito, John (2010). The Future of Islam. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. p. 99. ISBN 019974596X.  ^ a b L. Esposito, John (2010). The Future of Islam. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. p. 101. ISBN 019974596X.  ^ "British Muslim
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Awards 2015 finalists unveiled". Asian Image. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

British Muslim
Muslim
Song; a project initiated by Abdal Hakim Murad to recover, revive and write Muslim
Muslim
songs by indigenous Britons. Abdal Hakim Murad audio and video lectures Lectures by Abdal Hakim Murad on DVD and CD. Sunna Project. A blog with regularly updated podcasts of Murad's Friday Khutbas BBC
BBC
Radio 4 Thought For The Day, delivered by Winter. Travelling Light lecture series on Imam al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din directed by Abdal Hakim Murad.

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