Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury
(Author, Project researcher, Cambridge Muslim College)
Safaruk studied Philosophy at Kings College London completing it with the accompanying Associate of Kings College (AKC) award. He then travelled to Cairo studying the traditional Islamic Studies curricula at al-Azhar University. He returned to the UK to complete His MA at the School of Oriental and African studies with distinction. His doctoral dissertation was on the eminent Sufi hagiographer and theoretician Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (d. 412/1021) published as A Sufi Apologist of Nishapur: The Life and Thought of Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019). Safaruk’s research interests in addition to Sufism at the moment are in paraconsistent logic, metaphysics, ethics and epistemology with keen interest in how these subjects were clarified and explicated within Islamic theological doctrine – especially within kalam theology. His current just published is entitled Islamic Theology and the Problem of Evil (New York and Cairo: AUC Press, 2021) which is the first work in Islamic studies to treat the topic within the analytic theology approach. Safaruk is currently the project researcher at the ‘Beyond Foundationalism’ project sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation at Cambridge Muslim College.