Ali Mian at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

“World events during the past decade emphasize the need for, and value of, an academic institution in the West dedicated to the dispassionate and objective study of the Islamic world, its religious beliefs, social and moral values, cultural traditions, and contemporary challenges and opportunities… I am confident that, having been welcomed by the University of Oxford and having engaged the interest and support of many throughout the world, insha’Allah the Centre will continue to make an intellectual and educational contribution to the benefit of all.” said S Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi

The picture shows the late S Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi, Founding Chairman of the Trustees, with the former Vice Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Neill of Bladen QC.