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 history of twelver shiite and suniite hadiths by mainly adopting hermeneutics and historical analysis. The aim of the research is more knowledge and better understanding of both twelver shiism and its counterpart sunni Islam and their hadiths, which are second in importance to the Qur’an as sources for religious beliefs and practice. The research originally started in 2013; but the official start here in Leeds was in 2015.

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 here is 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 interested in any subject related to Islamic Studies in general. But, I am particularly interested in hadith studies, Islamic history of the first three centuries of Islam, and the hadiths and theology of twelver shiism.

Research groups and institutes

  • Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies