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Associate Professor Dr Jabal Buaben

Associate Professor Dr Jabal Buaben

Website - 50Associate Professor Dr Jabal M. Buaben began his academic career as a trained teacher and underwent a Programme of Study for a Specialist Certificate in the Teaching of Science and later worked as a Science Education Organiser within the Ministry of Education in the Berekum District of Ghana. With underlying interest in Religious Studies, he obtained his B.A [Hons.] Dip. Ed. Degree from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, specialising in Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion. He pursued his MA and PhD in the University of Birmingham, U.K., in the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, then later taught for nine years at the International Islamic University, Malaysia. He joined the Faculty at the University of Birmingham in 1996 and was the Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, for four years. Jabal taught at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate MA levels and supervised 24 Doctoral Research Degrees in Islamic Studies and Theology at the University of Birmingham.


He has been involved in public lectures on Islam in countries including: The United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, The Seychelles, The Philippines and South Africa. He has also attended and given papers at many International Conferences / Seminars especially in the field of Islamic Studies, Interfaith/ Intercultural Dialogue and Religion and Science.


Membership of Academic organisations: Association of Muslim Social Scientists [U.K.]; Science and Religion Forum [U.K.]; The Shap Working Committee on World Religions and Education [U.K.]; The Interfaith Network [U.K.]  1998 -2008; Christian-Muslim Forum under the auspices of the Archbishop of Canterbury, London, 2007 – 2009; Board Member of the Standing Conference of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe for Inter-Religious Dialogue[JCM]  1998 – to date.


Areas of Interest in Teaching, Research and Graduate Research Supervision include:

  • Islamic Studies, [Especially in the areas of the Seerah and Islamic Da‘wah],
  • Religion and Science, Interfaith / Intercivilizational Dialogue, and African Traditional Religious Thought.


Contact detail:

Email: jabal.buaben@ubd.edu.bn
Ext: 2823
Room No: 2.23


2 thoughts on “Associate Professor Dr Jabal Buaben

Badmus Monsuru AdekunlePosted on  8:02 pm - Jul 30, 2014

To. Assoc. Prof. Dr Jabal Buaben, may Allah continue to bless him.
As salam ‘alaykum wa rahmotul lah wa barakatuhu,
I wish to use this platform to send my eid greetings to your honor sir. I pray to Allah SWT to accept all your devotions and worships in Ramadan, may Allah reward you for your ‘ibaadas abundantly. Eid Mubaarak to you and your family sir. May Allah bless us with more of Ramadan in good health and prosperity. BAARAKA LAHU FEEKUM WA JAZAAKUMUL LAH KHAYRAN. (from: Badmus Monsuru Adekunle, prospectus PhD student from Nigeria)

Allen JeyarajasingamPosted on  12:36 am - Jul 30, 2015

Assalamu’alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. It has been a long time since I last saw you in 1996 before your departure from Kuala Lumpur to Birmingham. Thank you very much for guiding me and giving me the confidence to eventually recite the Shahadah in 1995. Ustaz Abdalla Mohamed Abu Bakr too gave me a lot of courage and confidence. May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta Alaa Reward both of you fior your noble efforts. I hope that we can meet up someday in Kuala Lumpur or Bandar Seri Begawan. Wassalam and please send my salams to your family.

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