Shaykh Mansur Ali
Dr. Muhammad Mansur Ali studied classical Islamic studies and Arabic at Darul Uloom Bury, UK and Al-Azhar University Cairo, Egypt. He then completed an MA and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies (Hadith studies) at the University of Manchester where he also lectured as a graduate teaching fellow. During this time he also worked as a Muslim chaplain at Ashworth High Security hospital in Liverpool. Shortly after completing his PhD, he worked on an AHRC/ESRC funded project on Muslim Chaplaincy in Britain alongside Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray at Cardiff University. He then worked as post-doctoral fellow at Cambridge Muslim College where he completed writing his part of the book coming out of the AHRC/ESRC research project called 'Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy' to be published by Ashgate in 2013. During his time at CMC, he also edited a classical hadith text called Qawa'id fi Ulum al-Hadith to be published by Turath Publishing in 2013.
Education and qualifications
2005-2009 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'.
2004-2005 MA Middle Eastern Studies (Islamic), "The Methodology of Western Scholars in the Study of Hadith Literature", University of Manchester, supervised by Dr Andreas Christmann.
2002-2004 BA Islamic Theology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo Egypt.
1990-2000 Advanced Certificate in Classical Islamic and Arabic Studies. Darul Uloom Al-Arabiyya Al-Islamiyya Bury, UK.
2012: Jameel Lecturer 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 journal 'Australian Religion Studies Review'