Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
Timothy Winter (Sheikh Abdul-Hakim Murad) is the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. His research interests include Muslim-Christian relations, computerised hadith databases, and Sufism. He is also Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, which aims to be a world-class provider of educational programmes, qualifications and research on Islam, helping those who wish to develop as faith leaders.
Tim has studied at a variety of institutions, including Arabic at the University of Cambridge, Turkish and Persian at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, as well as studying at Al Azhar University in Cairo. His research has been published in a variety of collections and journals, including "Terrorism and Islamic theologies of religiously-sanctioned war" which was published in the book Just War on Terror? Christian and Muslim Responses in 2010, and "Poverty and the charism of Ishmael" published in 2008 in Building a Better Bridge: Muslims, Christians and the Common Good.
In 2015 Tim was nominated for the award for Services to Education at the British Muslim Awards. He has previously been awarded the King Abdullah I Prize for Islamic Thought in 2007 for his book "Bombing without Moonlight", and received the 2003 Pilkington Teaching Prize from the University of Cambridge. He frequently features on BBC Radio 4's "Thought of the Day" spot.