Farhana Mayer


Farhana Mayer (MA, University of Oxford), is a former lecturer at SOAS (in Sufism) and at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (in Qur’anic Studies, Sufism and the Shari`ah), where she also headed the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities. She has been involved in interfaith and Muslim interdenominational engagement for several years.

Farhana is currently engaged in doctoral research on Muslim scriptural hermeneutics, at the University of Oxford. It is anticipated this research, which is focussed on the Qur’anic concept of the nature of God and humans, could contribute positively to concepts of Muslim civics, as well as to the relationship between shari`ah-based laws and practices, on the one hand, and universal human rights, on the other.

Her publications include: Spiritual Gems: The Mystical Qur’an Commentary Ascribed to Ja`far al-Sadiq (Fons Vitae); Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries: On the Nature of the Divine (OUP).

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