Sunday, 3 April 2011

who is Timothy John "Tim" Winter or Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Timothy John "Tim" Winter (born 1960), also known as Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, is a British Muslim researcher, writer, columnist and teacher. His profile and work have attracted media coverage both in the Muslim World and the West. Conversant in both traditional Islamic scholarship and Western thought and civilization[citation needed], Winter has made contributions on many Islamic topics.

Winter is currently the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University, Director of Studies in Theology atWolfson College, and a doctoral student at Oxford University, where he is studying the relationship between the government and Sufi brotherhoods in theOttoman Empire.[citation needed] Winter is also the secretary of the Muslim Academic Trust (London), Director of The Anglo-Muslim Fellowship for Eastern Europe, President of the UK Friends of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Director of the Sunna Project, which has published scholarly Arabic editions of the major Sunni Hadith collections.[citation needed]

Winter's younger brother, Henry Winter, is a football writer.[citation needed

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