Akbar Ahmed, Ph.D.
Distinguished anthropologist, writer and filmaker; former Ambassador from Pakistan to the United Kingdom
.Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World
.Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society
. Islam: Predicament and Promise
Akbar Ahmedis has advised Prince Charles and met with President George W. Bush on Islam. Dr. Ahmed is a distinguished anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker. He has been actively involved in interfaith dialogue and the study of global Islam and its impact on contemporary society for many years.
The BBC described him as, “Professor Akbar Ahmed – the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam.” Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, described him as “one of the most important scholars of Islam today.” Adding, “Professor Ahmed has impeccable credentials.” Emel, one of the UK’s leading Muslim magazines, had a feature story with illustrations and called him “the new Ibn Khaldun” (Nov/Dec 2004).
The Middle East: An Anthropological Approach
The Sacred Meadows: A Structural Analysis of Religious Symbolism in an East African Town
Beyond Ideology and Theology: The Search for the Anthropology of Islam