Dr. Amra Bone

Research Fellow

Email: a.bone@ibnrushdcentre.org


PhD in Islamic Studies. Area of Study: Qur’anic Exegesis; Interaction between the Religious Sciences and the Rational Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK;
MA (Distinction) Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham, UK;
PGCE Secondary Mathematics & TESOL, University of Leicester, UK

BA (hons) Arabic Studies, University of Leeds, UK

1-year Study in Egypt at Ain Shams and Al-Azhar Universities

Awards etc.

Peace Ambassador                                                                                                      Feb 2016

Women’s Federation for World Peace

Aawaz Women of Achievement Award                                                                                      Mar 2011

Award of Appreciation                                                                                                              July 2011

Forum for social Studies-London

Women of Achievement Award                                                                                  Mar 2005

International Women’s Celebration, Coventry

British Badminton Team Manager                                                                              Oct 2001

Muslim Women’s Games Tehran, Iran


Journal articles

The Case for a new Paradigm: Islamic Marriage and Divorce in the United Kingdom     Mar 2019

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Taylor & Francis, London

Islamic Marriage and Divorce in the British Context                                                      Nov 2015

Published in Muslimwise – A blog of the Centre of Islamic Studies at SOAS

Women of Faith: Strength and Confidence in Women’s Leadership                                Mar 2011

Published in: Pure Unbounded Love Thou Art; a Christian Resource on Interfaith Engagement

Abu Kalam Azads Response to the Rajpal Affair “The Rushdie Affair of the 1920s”         Mar 1996

Published in Islamica; The journal of the Islamic Society of the London School of Economics


Research Reports
Asian, African, Arab Women’s Inclusion Plan                                                                   Apr 2003

Pilot Research and Support Packages Programme, Bordesley Centre, Learning Skills Council.


Published Book Reviews

Children of Islam by Marie Parker-Jenkins                                                                      1996

Educational Review; A journal of Birmingham University.

A Young Muslims Guide to the Modern World by Dr Seyed Hossain Nasr.                      1994

Islam and Christian Muslim Relations

vol v No.1 1994 journal of CSIC Birmingham University


Other Publications

Women of Faith: Strength and Confidence in Women’s Leadership                                2011

Published in: Pure Unbounded Love Thou Art; a Christian Resource on Interfaith Engagement

Our Humanity is One, Our Struggle is One                                                                      2007

Reflection published in Birmingham Post

Living in Harmony with the Other                                                                                   2004/5

Jewish /Christion/ Muslim conference at Woodbrooke Article published in the CSIC Newsletter

The Creation of Women as described in the Qur’an                                                       1996

Women’s Conference Tantur Institute of Ecumenical Studies, Jerusalem, Israel.

Co-operation or Collusion – Women, Family Structures and Oppression                                    1994

Report on Inter-Religious Women’s Conference, Bendorf, Germany. Published in The Research Fund Newsletter and Beliefs and Values Journal, of Westhill College.

Kids and Computers                                                                                                      1987

Co-author of an introductory Book on computing for children.

International Centre for Idioms, Cairo, Egypt,

Current Research Projects
· Muslim Marital Unions and their Dissolution in the UK
· The Role of UK Shari’a Councils

  • Knowledge – the Qur’anic Paradigm


· Contemporary Islamic Jurisprudence
· Muslims in Britain and Europe, Muslims as Minorities
· Qur’anic studies
· Islam and Gender

  • Islam and Interfaith Engagement
  • Christian-Muslim Relations


· Islamic History

  • Arabic
    · Introductory Course on Islam
  • Islamic Law
  • Islam and Gender
  • Islamic Ethics
  • Interfaith Studies



Birmingham City Council Trojan Horse Review Board                                                          2014

Founding Trustee of UK Board of Sharia Councils                                                    2012

Member of National Muslim Women’s Advisory Group                                              2010 – ‘11

Faith Leaders’ Training Review Panel, DCLG                                                              2010



Multiple Television Interviews, Panel Discussions, Documentaries for Channel 4, BBC1, BBC Birmingham, Current TV, Noor TV, Iqra TV, ITV, Islam Channel, and Netherlands TV. Including BBC Inside-out, Victoria Derbyshire; Today.

Radio Interviews for BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Beyond Belief, BBC World Service, BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Birmingham, Unity FM, Radio France Culture, BBC Asian Network




Islamic Marriage and Divorce-a New Paradigm in the UK                                                        June 2018

Pembroke college, Oxford

Learning Lessons from the life of Moses                                                                   Mar 2018

FOSIS Retreat, Kingswood Peak Venture – Sheffield

Joint Equality Forum, Equality, Diversity identity Panel,        University of Bath                   Mar 2018

Seminar on Islam, Imperial College London                                                                  Nov 2017

Seminar on Chaplaincy, Worth Abbey, Crawley                                                            Oct 2017

Shariah Councils in the UK; A case study of Birmingham Central Mosque Council             Cambridge Muslim College                                                                        June 2017

The Difficulties faced by Muslim Students at University                                                       June 2017

Conference of European University Chaplains 2017, University of Aberdeen

Organ Transplantation within the framework of Shariah                                         May 2017

NHS-Blood & Transport, Birmingham

Space for Faith? University Chaplaincy Today                                                                Sept 2016

University of Durham

Islamic Marriage and Divorce in the British Context                                                  Nov 2015

Nohoudh Muslim Integration: Engaging with the Discourse SOAS – The University of London

Creative Solutions to Difficult Challenges: Future of Muslims in Britain                                May 2015

New Horizons in British Islam, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, London

The Application of Islamic Law in the British Context through Sharia Councils                   May 2015

Aanchal Women’s Aid, Redbridge

Faith and Fashion                                                                                                        Nov 2014

University of London College of Fashion

Being Faithful: Welcoming the challenge of Catholic-Muslim Marriages                  Nov 2014

Christian – Muslim Forum, Heythrop College, University of London

Religious and Cultural Issues in Family Law                                                                July 2014

Society of Labour Lawyers, House of Commons

Religions and Gender Equality                                                                                                June 2014

Bristol Multifaith Forum, St Werbergh’s Centre, Bristol

The Amman Message: Muslim Leadership                                                                June 2014

Coventry University Peace Studies Dept, Harben House Milton Keynes

Theorising the Reconciliation between the State and Sharia in a Western Context with Special Reference to the United Kingdom                                                                           June 2014

SOAS, School of Law, University of London

Islam: The Universal Religion?                                                                                                June 2014

Bristol University Multifaith Chaplaincy

Gender and Islam in the UK and the West                                                                  May 2014

Islam, Peace and Justice, Pax Christi, Bristol                                                              April 2014

Lifting the Veil,            Bristol Multifaith Forum                                                                     Nov 2013

Law, Morality and Religion in the Family Courts                                                       Oct 2013

Religion and Law conference, The Law Society

When two Faiths Meet: Working with Couples                                                                        Nov 2012

Launch of Interfaith Marriage Ethical Guidelines, Presentation in Westminster Abbey

FGM Roundtable, University of West England, Bristol                                                            July 2012

Speaker on Domestic Violence – a Quranic Perspective                                             Mar 2012

No Excuse for Abuse

Equality South West, Bristol

Seminar                                                                                                                      Feb 2012

Response to the Proposed Equality Bill of Arbitration and Mediation

Christian Muslim Forum

Speakers Panel – Women                                                                                              Jun 2011

Inspire Conference, City Hall, London

British Women in leadership (Four Days)                                                                     Dec 2010

Cologne, Germany

Faith Matters, London

Sharia Seminar                                                                                                           May 2010

West Wiltshire Interfaith Group, Bath

Islam for Jews, London School of Jewish Studies                                                      Feb 2010

Moderate Islam & Extremism – British scholar’s delegation to Syria (13 Days)                    Jan 2010

A dialogue with Syrian Scholars, Ministry of Endowments, Damascus, Syria

Guest of the British Ambassador in Syria

Domestic Violence and forced Marriage, Cambridge Police                                     Nov 2009

Intercultural Training Day, Language Centre, Warwick University                              Mar 2009

Conference Chair; Barriers to Success: Muslim Women’s Perspective                                    Mar 2009

Equalities and Human rights Commission (EHRC)

Resolving Conflicts-Fostering Peace; Muslim-Sikh Dialogue                                        July 2008

Equalities Commission – Corrymeela, Belfast, Ireland

Bridges towards Peace; Birmingham City Council                                                       Feb 2008

Staff Training 1001 Inventions                                                                                                May 2007

Launch of Exhibition at Birmingham Think tank

Influencing Social Change – The Role of Faith, An-Nisa Group, Wolverhampton     April 2007

Beyond Political Correctness; Jewish Muslim Christian Conference                         2006

Alif-Aleph (British Muslims and British Jews) Epping Forest London



Member of Adjudicating Panel, Birmingham Shariah Council since                                        2005

Member of Shariah Expert Panel, Muslim Women Advisory Council since              2015

AANCHAL Women’s Aid

University Chaplain, Bristol University                                                                                    2013 – ‘16

University Chaplain, University of Warwick                                                                            2008 – ‘10

Exec Member West Midlands Faith Forum                                                                               2006 – ‘16

Chair of Coventry City Circle                                                                                       2004 – ‘09