Muslims have an excellent academic record, with many well-known Doctors and Professors. Due to the scope of this project; only a few will be mentioned, in different academic fields.
According to an infograph from the Muslim Council of Britain; in 2011, 24% of the Muslim population (of age 16 and above) have a degree level and above qualification (British Muslims in Numbers). The infograph can be found here.
- Sara Ahmed is a Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University and an academic working at the intersection of feminist theory, critical race theory and postcolonialism. She has published many works and co-authored books and journals.
- Prof. Salim Al Hassani – chairman of the Foundation of Science, Technology and civilisation (FSTC)Prof. Salim T S Al Hassani is currently an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, Faculty of Humanities, University of the Manchester. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of FSTC, Editor in chief of MuslimHeritage.com, and founder of 1001inventions.com
Of special interest is his pioneering work in the history of science, where he has made his mark in the application of applied modern engineering analysis to recreate, in 3D virtual space, ancient machines, especially those invented by Muslims during ‘Golden Age’, and which later became the foundation of modern science and industry.
In addition to his academic work, Prof Salim Al-Hassani is leading a campaign for promoting the “cultural Roots of Science” as a platform for community cohesion, world peace and prevention of extremism.
- Dr Ataullah Siddiqui is a Reader in Religious Pluralism and Inter-Faith Relations at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education where he was also the Director of the Institute from 2001 to 2008. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Gloucestershire and a Visiting Fellow at York St. John’s University. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh. He was founder President and Vice Chair of the ‘Christian Muslim Forum’in England, and a founder member of the Leicester Council of Faiths.