My name is Dr Ramon Harvey and I am currently Aziz Foundation Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Ebrahim College in London, a forward-thinking Muslim seminary (my job role also involves visiting lecturer duties at the Cambridge Muslim College). I received my PhD at SOAS under the supervision of Professor M. A. S. Abdel Haleem, focusing on the theme of societal justice in the Qur’an. I have also received the Islamic qualification of Shahadat al-‘Alimiyya from Dr Akram Nadwi of Al-Salam Institute.

My first book, based on my PhD thesis, is entitled The Qur’an and the Just Society and is published by Edinburgh University Press: here (also on Amazon). I have written journal articles on topics in Qur’anic studies and Islamic theology. For further details of publications, see here.

At Ebrahim College, I teach a course on Academic Qur’anic Studies on the ‘Alimiyya programme, while at the Cambridge Muslim College I teach the Revealed Foundations (i.e. Qur’an and Hadith) portion of the BA in Islamic Studies. I am also a core member of the Centre for Islamic Research and Education (CIRE), which is based at Ebrahim College and pursues research at the nexus of traditional Islamic disciplines and contemporary thought. In this capacity I co-ordinate the monthly CIRE Research Seminar Series.

I regularly present my research at academic conferences and seminars in the UK and internationally. I am very happy to engage with people at these events, so please say a salam, or a hello, if you are around. In terms of online stuff, you can follow the blog, follow on twitter, comment on the posts, or contact me by email.

NOTE: this is a slow blog, for faster updates, try @RamonIHarvey.

With peace, Ramon.


3 thoughts on “About

  1. Assalaam aleykum

    very interesting – jazak Allah.

    What exactly is your research on? Justice in the Quran can mean a lot of different things.

    I’m doing a PhD in Islamic studies as well at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. It’s on contemporary Arabic and transnational Sufism, more specifically the Ba’alawiyya community. I’ve just begun and is looking for contacts and information. Do you know any of the Ba’alawi people in England?

    Here’s a link to the project (my own profile hasn’t been updated for a while so it’s not exactly the same project that I’m working on now, but it’s not that far away.


    hope to hear from you, inshaAllah.

    my mail is kma@teo.au.dk

    jazak Allah

    Kasper Mathiesen

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