Dr. Shabbir Akhtar
Inna lilah wa inna ilayhi raje'oon. To Allah we belong and to Him we return. We are saddened by the passing of Dr. Shabbir Akhtar, an insightful scholar who published several papers with Yaqeen. We ask that you make du‘a for him and his loved ones, and continue to benefit from his work. Dr. Shabbir Akhtar is a philosopher trained at Cambridge University. He has published widely on pluralism and race relations in Britain and on Islam’s and Christianity’s differing responses to modern secularism. His books include The Light in the Enlightenment (1990) and Be Careful with Muhammad! (1989), a classic critique of Salman Rushdie, as well as The Quran and the Secular Mind (2007) and Islam as Political Religion (2010). He has also published three volumes of poetry in English. In 2018, he published the first of a three-volume commentary on the Greek New Testament: The New Testament in Muslim Eyes: Paul's Letter to the Galatians (Routledge). He is currently a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religions at Oxford University.