Faith scholar to speak at museum


Exploring the Islamic faith will be the topic of an informative talk from a renowned scholar at Bucks County Museum this week.

Dr Ahmed Akhtar undertook his first degree at the University of Aleppo (Syria), gaining a BSc in physics. Following graduate studies in physics at Cambridge University he studied at the Muslim College (London) and The School of Oriental and African Studies of University of London specialising in Qur’anic Studies.

He now teaches at Heythrop college, University of London and is programme convenor of the BA Study of Religions and MA in Abrahamic Religions.

He is author of two relevant books Understanding Islam: A study Guide (2010) and Challenging Al’Qa’ida’s Justification of Terror (2010).

The talk is on May 12 at 6pm.