Mona Siddiqui

Mona Siddiqui

Mona Siddiqui joined the University of Edinburgh’s Divinity school in December 2011 as the first person to hold a chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies.

Prior to this she worked at Glasgow University directing the Centre for the Study of Islam. Her research areas are primarily in the field of Islamic jurisprudence and ethics and Christian-Muslim relations.

Amongst her most recent publications are a personal theological journey, My Way: A Muslim Woman’s Journey (IB Tauris, 2014), Christians, Muslims and Jesus (Yale University Press, 2013), and The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Her forthcoming monograph with Yale UP (2015) is on the theological aspects of hospitality.

She has held visiting professorships at several Dutch and American universities including a Humanitas Professorship at Cambridge University in 2014.

She is well known internationally as a public intellectual and is a regular commentator in the media, known especially for her regular appearances on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland’s Thought for the Day.

She has recently been elected to join the Nuffield Council of Bioethics. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, holds 4 honorary doctorates and in 2011, was awarded an OBE for her contribution to interfaith services.

In 2014 she spoke on religion and politics at the World Economic Forum in Davos and in January 2015, was named as in the Debretts 500 Most Influential in the UK. In 2016, she will give the Gifford lectures at the University of Aberdeen.