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Scholars

A project of this nature will be incomplete without a team of scholars. The aim of the Islam and Peace Project is to form an intellectual resource pool of Islamic and Research scholars from which to draw from to prepare scholarly works on Islam, peace and modernity. The project further aims to facilitate researches through this pool of Islamic and Research Scholars and publish and disseminate the interim and conclusive findings of the research/s. The present team of scholars comprises of:

Islamic Scholars

Dr. Farida Khanam is a Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Having a doctorate in Islamic Studies, Dr. Khanam has vast experience in the field of Islam and Peace. She has authored and translated various books, is a regular contributor of articles and presents Islam based on peace and spirituality. 

Dr Abroo Aman Andrabi is an Associate Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard.  Having a doctorate degree on Muhammad Asad: His Contribution to Islamic Learning she has authored Prophet Muhammad: The Man and The Message and is a regular contributor of articles to journals. Some of her contributions are detailed below. 

Research Scholars

Naghma Siddiqi – Ph D Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi is doing a doctoral research in The Role of Islam in Establishing Peace in the Contemporary WorldAn editor of the monthly journal, Spirit of Islam she regularly contributes to articles in journals and newspapers, specifically on Islam, peace and modernity.   

Rajat Malhotra – is in academic pursuit of Islam in relation to modernity and peace. He has a Masters degree in Islamic History (University of Kerala, 2014) and is presently pursuing a doctorate degree from Mewar University, Rajasthan, India on “A Study of the Arabian Society after the Advent of Islam with Specific reference to the Life of Prophet Muhammad.” Contributing to articles on Islam to various journals he is a regular participant and organizer of interfaith and Islamic programs.

Sadia Khan – Research Scholar, M. A. Islamic Studies, Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islam, New Delhi, Qualified: JRF/NET 2011. is the author of My first ABC from the Quran; and is a regular contributor of Islamic articles to newspapers. She has also worked on a Spirituality documentary for which she has interviewed President Abdul Kalam, Dr Karan Singh, Sir Mark Tully, the Bishop of Kingston, the Rt. Rev. Richard Cheetham, Astronaut Charles Duke Jr. andSri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Maria Khan – is a PhD candidate at the Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. The topic of her PhD is Quranic Concept of Dawah: Contemporary Relevance. She has a master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She qualified JRF/NET in 2012. Being a member of the Delhi-based Centre for Peace and Spirituality, she presents Islam through television programs and at interfaith gatherings.