Dr Abdullah Sahin is a Muslim educator who comes from an Islamic Studies, Theology and Educational Studies background. He has researched the learning and teaching of Islam within the Muslim majority and minority contexts in the modern world. His work aims to establish Islamic education as an interdisciplinary field of scholarly study, empirical inquiry and professional development. He directs the Centre for Muslim Educational Thought and Practice and is the course leader for the MEd programme in Islamic Education at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, which is validated by the University of Gloucestershire. He has taught at the universities of Birmingham, Aberdeen and Kuwait.