Born in Egypt, Muhammad Abdel Haleem, OBE, FCIL, is a scholar of Islamic studies. He studied Hafiz Qur'an from al-Azhar Islamic Institution, has a BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies (University of Cairo) and a PhD from Cambridge in Lector in Arabic Cambridge. From being a celebrated hafiz to being a professor of Islamic Studies at SOAS, University of London and the editor of The Journal of Qur’anic Studies, if there’s anything one has to ask about the Islamic culture, it has to be him. Some of his pathbreaking publications include The Qur’an: a New Translation OUP (2004) and Exploring the Qur’an: Context and Impact IB Tauris, London (2017).
There are many meanings that can be interpreted from the Qur’an. Professor of Islamic Studies at SOAS, M. Abdel Haleem tells us what the correct context reveals — don’t miss an excerpt from his translation at the end!