In 1983, the Muslim College was established by the World Islamic Call Society and Prof. Mohamed Aboulkhair Zaki Badawi (1922 -2006) was appointed as the first Principal of the College. The Muslim College began functioning as an educational institution of graduate studies in 1987, with the first cohort of students graduating with the MA in Islamic Studies in 1990.

During its early years in the West London area, the institute, through its educational programmes, publications, and productions, established an international reputation for its efforts to help revive Islam’s educational and intellectual legacy and to popularize traditional learning among Western Muslims. In the ensuing years, the Muslim College continued to refine its academic identity, rooting itself firmly in the Islamic and western scholarly traditions.

photo 1History of the Muslim College