Paradigms of Leadership
Lessons from exemplary leaders throughout Muslim history.
Muslim history brims with detailed accounts of incredible leaders. Some are better known than others but they all demonstrated a range of beautiful leadership qualities that we can learn from today.
In Paradigms of Leadership – an ongoing Lecture Series – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad chooses exemplary figures in Islamic history of every generation, geography and gender, drawing out particular lessons for us: both in the way they carried themselves through society and in the principles they employed in handling the urgent challenges of their day.
Please see the Curriculum and Frequently Asked Questions below for further details.
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Dr Timothy Winter) was educated at Cambridge, Al-Azhar and London universities. He is currently the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College. He has published and contributed to numerous academic works on Islam, including as Director of the Sunna Project, and is a leading figure in inter-faith activity, notably as one of the signatories to the Common Word statement. He is well-known as a contributor to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’. Cambridge Muslim College is the original vision of Abdal Hakim Murad.
StartImam Shamil (94:59)
StartImam Malik (104:49)
StartNana Asma’u (81:02)
StartWilliam Williamson (89:52)
StartAbdul Ghani bin Ismail al-Nablusi (119:26)
StartNizam al-Din Awliya (90:18)
StartEbussuud Efendi (107:21)
StartHussain Ahmed Madani (87:37)
StartUthman bin Affan (105:44)
StartSukayna bint al-Hussein (109:01)
StartImam al-Bukhari (118:50)
StartAziz Mahmud Hudayi (119:05)
"It’s always a good reminder to hear stories of pious people – they are great examples to follow. The dedication they had to what they did is so inspiring. It reminds us that as Muslims we have a duty to serve society properly, and these lectures give us something to work towards."
"This is a very useful series and very relevant when it comes to our fast secularising society with modernity as its imam, and its impact upon our youth. We are insensitive to this trap, or the solutions we are seeking itself are themselves a part of this problem. Going back to the early exemplary figures of our tradition could bring us much hope, in sha Allah."
- Asif in India
Frequently Asked Questions
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