Mr Mohammed H Abed


I am a PhD student in Islamic Studies in the department of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (AIMES), School of Languages, Cultures, and Societies.

My research examines the early development of twelver shiism during the ninth and tenth centuries CE, through a selection of hadiths considered twelver and sunnite. My methodology is mainly historical analysis and textual criticism. The aim of the research is more knowledge and better understanding of both twelver shiism and its counterpart sunni Islam.

I did my first degree in Arabic, in the Middle East. Its subject was Qur'anic Studies. Then I obtained my master's degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Edinburgh, in 2013.


My research and studies here are supervised by Dr Tajul Islam Cherag Ali, and Dr Mustapha Sheikh.

Membership of academic institutions or societies

I am an associate member of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS).


Research interests

I am intersted in any suject related to Islamic Studies in general. But, I am particularly interested in Islamic history, hadith studies, and the hadiths and theology of twelver shiism.

Research groups and institutes

  • Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies