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Mona Siddiqui

Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project

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Mona Siddiqui joined the University of Edinburgh’s Divinity School in December 2011 as the first chair in Islamic and interreligious studies. She is also assistant principal for religion and society and international dean for the Middle East at the University of Edinburgh. Siddiqui previously worked at Glasgow University directing the Centre for the Study of Islam. Her research areas are primarily in the field of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and ethics and Christian-Muslim relations. Her recent publications include Hospitality in Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name (2015), My Way: A Muslim Woman's Journey (2014), and Christians, Muslims and Jesus (2013). Siddiqui is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum; she was an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project from 2011 through 2013. In 2011 she was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her contribution to interfaith services. Siddiqui received her Ph.D. from the University of Manchester and holds four honorary doctorates.