Name: A De Martino
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Specialties: Islamic history, Theology, Contemporary Muslim societies, Education
Contact Email: a.demartino@islamic-college.ac.uk

Faculty Bio

Amir De Martino is an Italian born, Muslim convert. He holds a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the Islamic College . He has a double-subject BA in Persian Language and Studies of Religion from SOAS University. He was also trained in Islamic classical studies at the London Imam Hussein Hawzah (prior to its merge with the Islamic College). In 2010 he obtained a PGCE in Social Research Methods from the department of Education of Roehampton University as a preparation for doctoral studies. His MA dissertation was on the development of ‘Ashura rituals in Shi‘a Islam. He is currently employed as an Educational Officer at the Islamic Centre of England and is the editor of Living Islam, a monthly newsletter published by the Centre. Amir De Martino is member of the Westminster’s SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education). He has been the co-editor of Il Puro Islam, one of the only printed Islamic magazines in Italian language for over 10 years and is a senior member of the Ahl-al-Bait Islamic Association of Italy.

Courses

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Module Code Module Type Module Title Instructor Semester Days Program Credits Prerequisites
ISC115 Core The Formative Period of Islam A De Martino --- --- BA Islamic Studies 10 Life of the Prophet
ISD223 Designated Muslims in the West A De Martino --- --- BA Islamic Studies 10 none