Markfield Institute of Higher Education

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Markfield Institute of Higher Education
Markfield Institute of Higher Education Logo 2017.png
Established 2000
Principal Dr Zahid Parvez
Location Markfield, England, UK
52°40′35″N 1°16′18″W / 52.6765°N 1.2716°W / 52.6765; -1.2716Coordinates: 52°40′35″N 1°16′18″W / 52.6765°N 1.2716°W / 52.6765; -1.2716
Website https://www.mihe.ac.uk/
The main building of the Markfield Institute of Higher Education
The Markfield Institute of Higher Education

The Markfield Institute of Higher Education is an educational institution based in Leicestershire, in the United Kingdom.[1] Specialising in Islamic subjects, the Institute runs part-time and full-time courses, awarding BA and MA degrees validated by Newman University, and PhD degrees validated by the University of Gloucestershire.[2][3] The Institute is accredited by the British Accreditation Council, reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, and registered with the Higher Education Funding Council for England.[1]

Currently, the fees are £4,500 a year for UK and EU students, and £7,500 a year for international students.[4][5]

The Institute was established in 2000 and inaugurated by HRH The Prince of Wales.[6] In 2015, the Institute was shortlisted for The Muslim News Award for Excellence in Education.[7]

History and Ethos[edit]

The Markfield Institute was established in the 2000, and was inaugurated by HRH Prince Charles, the Institute aims at promoting understanding between Muslim communities in the West and the pluralistic societies they are a part of through the positive contributions of its graduates.[6] The Institute endeavours to “integrate the richness and high standards of traditional Islamic scholarship with the best of Western research techniques, academic rigour and critical inquiry.”[1] Over the years, more than 750 students have graduated from the Institute.[1]

Location[edit]

Markfield Institute student visiting Bradgate Park where she is watching deer graze nearby
Markfield Institute student visiting Bradgate Park

The Markfield Institute is located within the rural village of Markfield in the British Midlands and is easily accessible by car and public transport,[8] the village is situated within both National Forest and Charnwood Forest. It lies very close to the M1 motorway roughly 8 miles north east of Leicester, and 10 miles south east of Loughborough, the Institute is roughly 100 miles from London.

Notable attractions near the Institute include the Thornton Reservoir and Bradgate Park.[8]

Academic Programmes[edit]

The Institute currently offers the following accredited BA and MA degrees:[1]

New PhD applications are currently not being taken.[3]

Scholars[edit]

Portrait photo Dr Ataullah Siddiqui of the Markfield Institute of Higher Education
Dr Ataullah Siddiqui

Current academic staff[edit]

The Markfield Institute currently has nine academic staff members including:

  • Manazir Ahsan, MBE (Rector)[9][10]
  • Zahid Pervez (Principal)[11]
  • Ataullah Siddiqui (Reader in Religious Pluralism and Inter-Faith Relations)[12]
  • Shahrul Hussain (Lecturer in Islamic Studies)[13]
  • Alija Avdukic (Head of the Islamic Finance Department)[14]
  • David Bone (Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Education)[15]
  • Emir Camdzic (Lecturer in Islamic Banking Finance and Management)[16]
  • Ian Williams (Lecturer in Islamic Studies & Education)[17]
  • Faizal Manjoo (Lecturer in Islamic Banking and Finance)[18]
  • Usaama al-Azami (Lecturer in Islamic Studies)[19]
Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi lecturing attendees at Markfield Institute Open Day (Feb 2017)

Past academic staff[edit]

Over the years, many scholars have served as part of the academic teaching staff at the Institute, they include:

Outside academics[edit]

Dr Shuruq Naguib (top right) speaking with students at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education

The Markfield Institute regularly invites outside scholars to present their research in lectures that are open to the public. Various scholars have given lectures over the years, these include:

Two-year BAs for Darul Uloom Graduates[edit]

With Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), the Markfield Institute allows students with prior training in Islamic studies, such as graduates of Darul ulooms, to start their undergraduate degrees from the second year, thus allowing such students to complete a BA in two years.[30]

Facilities[edit]

The Markfield Institute Library[edit]

The book shelves ground floor of the Markfield Institute Library
The Markfield Institute Library (ground floor)

The Institute houses one of the largest Islamic libraries in Europe, holding over 40,000 volumes of books and journals.[1]

Students of the Institute may also use libraries of the University of Leicester and De Montfort University for reference purposes.[31]

On site accommodation[edit]

Self-catering accommodation is available on site. Separate buildings serve has accommodation blocks for male and female students.[31]

The Markfield Mosque[edit]

The Markfield Mosque is located on the Institute’s campus. Friday sermons are given by both students and scholars.[31]

Past sermons have been given by notable scholars like Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad of the Cambridge Muslim College.[32]

Students playing football at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education

Sports facilities and gym[edit]

The campus also has sports facilities that may be used to play football, volley ball, badminton, pool and table tennis. A small gym is also available.[31]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Prospective Students | MIHE". The Markfield Institute. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Research Degrees | MIHE". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  4. ^ "BA in Islamic Studies | MIHE". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  5. ^ "MA in Islamic Studies | MIHE". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  6. ^ a b MarkfieldInstitute (2009-01-29), Introduction to MIHE, retrieved 2017-04-29 
  7. ^ "The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 Short-list - The Muslim News". The Muslim News. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  8. ^ a b "Student Information | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  9. ^ "Dr M Manazir Ahsan | MIHE". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  10. ^ "Ahsan, Dr Manazir | The Muslim 500". themuslim500.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  11. ^ "Dr Zahid Parvez | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  12. ^ "Dr Ataullah Siddiqui | MIHE". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  13. ^ "Dr Shahrul Hussain | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  14. ^ "Dr Alija Avdukic | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  15. ^ "Dr David (Dawud) Bone | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  16. ^ "Emir Camdzic | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  17. ^ "Revd Dr Ian G Williams | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  18. ^ "Shaikh Faizal Ahmad Manjoo | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  19. ^ "Usaama al-Azami | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  20. ^ Kingston, Peter (2005-09-26). "Faith healing". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  21. ^ "Prof M Asutay - Durham University". www.dur.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  22. ^ "IS "ISLAMIC FINANCE" REALLY ISLAMIC?". www.thecitycircle.com. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  23. ^ Leeds, University of. "Profile - Faculty of Arts - University of Leeds - Fozia Bora". www.leeds.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  24. ^ "Dilwar Hussain | Maslaha". www.maslaha.org. Retrieved 2017-04-16. 
  25. ^ "Dr Abdullah Sahin". www2.warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  26. ^ "Kube Publishing  » Adil Salahi". www.kubepublishing.com. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  27. ^ "The Markfield Institute of Higher Education". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  28. ^ "Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi Addresses Students on Open Day | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  29. ^ "MuslimMatters.org publishes article on Dr Shuruq Naguib Lecture at Markfield | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  30. ^ "BA Courses | MIHE". The Markfield Institute. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  31. ^ a b c d "Facilities | Markfield Institure of Higher Education". www.mihe.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  32. ^ Islamic Foundation UK (2016-09-09), The Transformative Hajj of Sayyiduna Ibrahim: Khutba by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (09/09/2016), retrieved 2017-04-29 

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