Advisory Board

Dr Muhammad Mansur Ali

Lecturer in Islamic Studies | Cardiff university

Dr. Mansur Ali studied classical Islamic studies and Arabic at Darul Uloom Bury, UK and Al-Azhar University Cairo, Egypt. He then completed his postgraduate studies in Middle Eastern Studies (Hadith studies) at the University of Manchester researching for a PhD dissertation on the ‘Importance of the Isnad in  Al-Tirmidhi’s Sunan’. He is interested in Hadith studies as well as applied Islamic theology and ethics. He has authored a number of books and academic journal articles on the subject of Hadith, chaplaincy, drug addiction and Islamic theology, and practical theology. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Khatib at the Darul Isra Mosque, Cardiff, UK. He is also recipient of the 2015 BISCA awards 

Education and qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (PCUTL), Cardiff University.

PhD Middle Eastern Studies (Islamic), “Al-Tirmidhi and the Role of the Isnad in His Sunan”, University of Manchester, supervised by Dr Ronald P. Buckley. Funded by Manchester University ‘Graduate Teaching Fellowship Award’.

MA Middle Eastern Studies (Islamic), “The Methodology of Western Scholars in the Study of Hadith Literature”, University of Manchester, supervised by Dr Andreas Christmann.

BA Islamic Theology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo Egypt.

Advanced Certificate in Classical Islamic and Arabic Studies. Darul Uloom Al-Arabiyya Al-Islamiyya Bury, UK.

Career overview

2015- Present: Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University

2012-2015: Post-doctoral Jameel fellow in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University

2011- 2012: Post-doctoral fellow, Cambridge Muslim College

2010 – 2011: Research associate, Cardiff University

2007-2010: Muslim chaplain, Ashworth High Security Hospital, Liverpool

2005-2008: Graduate teaching fellow, University of Manchester.

Other academic activities

Reviewer for a number of academic journals

Honours and awards

BISCA 2015 (British Imams and Scholars Contribution Award) for best contribution in teaching and research. 2015

Committees and reviewing

  • 2015- Present: Religious and Theological Studies, years 2 and 3 Senior tutor
  • 2012- Present: School of History, Archaeology and Religion Equality and Diversity Committee

Dr Dawud Bone

Scholar of Islamic Education and Interfaith Relations


DPhil. University of Warwick with dissertation on the teaching of other faiths in UK Darul Ulooms and Masters level modules in PSHE and RE

Career overview

Former Course Leader MEd Islamic Education  and teacher of Research Methods, in partnership with the Newman University Birmingham

Former Stone Ashdown Director of the Centre for the Study of Muslim Jewish Relations at the Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths

Former Research Fellow at Cambridge Muslim College where he focussed particularly on Islamic Psychology for pastoral care in school and Course designer and convenor at Cambridge Muslim College

Extensive work in UK Islamic Schools including headships at Mazahirul Uloom London and Andalusia Academy Bristol

Current Research Projects:

  • Islamic Psychology and its application to Pastoral Care in Muslim Faith Schools
  • Islamic Perspectives on Schools as Learning organisations
  • Islamic Educational Philosophy for Compulsory Education in Contemporary Britain.

Other Research Interests:

  • Islamic family Law in the UK (topic of Inaugural lecture at the Woolf Institute)
  • Recontextualising Islam for the UK
  • Support of British Revert Muslims

Dr Fawad Khaleel

Dr Fawad Khaleel

Edinburgh Napier University

Lecturer in Accountancy and Finance – Business School Academic Lead – Online


Fawad is Lecturer in Accounting and Finance since 2015. Fawad is also Business School’s Academic Lead for Global Online Learning.

Research Interests:
Accounting numbers are not isolated from the flow of history, and they often perpetuate the reality. My research currently focuses on the philosophy of critical accounting as an ontological authority to explore the epistemology of social, political and economic practices, within societal and institutional context. I am a Victorian explorer of contemporary socio-economic inefficiencies.