Rumee Ahmed

Canada Research Chair in Theology and Ethics

Tier 1 - 2021-06-01
The University of British Columbia
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research summary

Ethics is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong. Most religions have an ethical component. As Canada Research Chair in Theology and Ethics, Dr. Rumee Ahmed is pursuing two interrelated research projects-one focusing mainly on theology and the other on ethics.

In one project, Ahmed and his research team are examining archival material and studies to develop a revised narrative of Islamic and practical theology. In the other, they are working with an online platform to facilitate debate about moral rights and wrongs using the language of Islamic law. Ultimately, their work will inform scholarship where these two projects interact and lead to new avenues of research.