Dr Suha Taji-Farouki
Telephone: 01392 725250
Senior Lecturer in Modern Islam
Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam
Head of Islamic Studies Cluster
My research focuses on modern Islamic thought in its diverse expressions, from Islamists to Islamic liberals and traditionalist-Sufis, and issues of authority and its contestation within and between them. I am currently completing a project on the legacy and shrine-complex of Ibn ‘Arabi in Damascus prior to the civil war, exploring local debates surrounding this among Sufis and between Sufis and their opponents. My next projects will examine aspects of the role of the ulama in the contemporary world, and the role of the prayer of blessing upon the Prophet Muhammad in Muslim-Sufi devotion and spirituality past and present.
My professional experience encompasses a wide range of consultancies and expert contributions, including expert witnessing; briefings of governmental agencies in the U.K. and abroad; advising Interfaith associations and NGOs, and serving on specialist journal editorial boards and publisher advisory boards.
For a list of publications please see 'Other'
I am the research cluster lead on Islamic studies within the Institute.
For office hours and research leave go here.