Salah AnsariNew Horizons in British Islam
Salah al-Ansari is a Researcher at New Horizons in British Islam. He has worked as a visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Heythrop College, University of London where he produced a PhD on Muhammad Abu Zahra and Islamic Modernism. He is a graduate in Classical and Modern Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University, Cairo. Sheikh Salah was appointed an Imam and teacher at the Central London Mosque and then worked in a number of mosques in London, Margate, Woking and Basingstoke, where he has led extensive inter-faith activities on national and international levels.
A Fresh look at the Islamic penal code in the human rights age
A theological discussion on rethinking the Islamic penal code with particular focus on a branch of classical jurisprudence known as known as hudud (corporal punishment). How should Muslims scholars interpret these laws? In the modern context, how can a new Muslim generation reconcile their understating of their sacred text with the modern context of human rights without falling into the trap of violent and non-violent reading on this topic? Are they reconcilable? If so how?