United Kingdom

Location of Activities

North Europe
Founder, The Oxford Foundation

Member of Consultative Council, Three Faiths Forum
Imam and Muslim Tutor, Eton College
Advisory Board, Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
Executive Committee Member, World Congress of Faiths
Board Member, The Oxford Trust

Monawar studied Theology at the University of Oxford and holds a Master of Arts degree in Abrahamic Religions from the University of London. He also trained as an Imam under the tutelage of the late Sheikh Dr Zaki Badawi KBE at the Muslim College, Ealing, UK. Monawar is the Founder of the Oxford Foundation, a charity organisation to empower young people through education in the promotion of religious and racial harmony, and good relations between persons of different faiths and racial groups.  He presently serves as an advisor to a number of national charities including the World Congress of Faiths, The Oxford Trust, Three Faiths Forum, , Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion, Prison Phoenix Trust, and NSPCC National Advisory Group on Safeguarding and Muslim Children. Additionally, he is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. He was made the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2017.

Main Publications: 

1.) Hussain, Monawar. United for Peace: London’s Communities United Against Extremism. Oxford: The Oxford Foundation, 2019.

2.) Gower, Owen, Ruth Gledhill, Charlie Beckett, Imam Monawar Hussain, Jonathan Romain, Andrew Brown, Jolyon Mitchell, and Catherine Pepinster. Religion and the News. Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor and Francis, 2016.

3.) Hussain, Monawar. Spiritual Journeying: An Exploration in the light of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene and Farid al-Din’s Conference of the Birds. Oxford: The Oxford Foundation, 2016.

4.) Hussain, Monawar. Oxford Muslim Pupils' Empowerment Programme. Oxford: The Oxford Foundation, 2009.

Areas of Actions: 
Interreligious DialogueIntrareligious DialogueFreedom of Religion or Belief
Forms of Actions: 
Educational ProgrammesInformation DistributionDiplomacyCapacity Building and EmpowermentNetworkingResearchAdvocacy