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NameNadeem Mahomed
TitleProfessor Associate Professor Doctor MrXMrs Ms 
Position in the department

(e.g. Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Post-doctorate student, PhD-candidate, Dept. Assistant, etc.)

PhD Candidate
Date since involvement in the department2010
Title of Ph.D. dissertation 

On the Margins of Faith: A Critical Historical Study of the Minority Ahmadi Muslim Community of Cape Town


Name of institution where Ph.D. was obtained 
Title of courses taught in the department 
Description of current research projectMuslim minorities
Research interestsMuslim minorities, contemporary Islam, religion and gender and sexuality, philosophy of religion, Muslims and law in minority contexts
Areas of supervision of M- and D-students 
Title(s) and date(s) of FIVE (5) most recent publication(s)Sexual Diversity, Islamic Jurisprudence

and Sociality, Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa, Vol. 17 No 2, 2011 (co-author)


Between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’: Amina Wadud and Scriptural Imperatives, Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa Vol. 18 No. 2, 2012


The Worth of a Traditional Tutelage, Journal of Islamic Studies, Vol 33, 2013


The Normal and Abnormal: On the Politics of Being Muslim and Relating to Same-Sex Sexuality, Journal for the American Academy of Religion, 2016 (co-author)

Title(s) of most sited work(s) 
ONLY Ph.D. candidates
Title of dissertationOn the Margins of Faith: A Critical Historical Study of the Minority Ahmadi Muslim Community of Cape Town
Name of SupervisorProf Farid Esack
Description of researchMy thesis will address the lack of scholarly works concerning the history of the Ahmadi Muslim community located in Cape Town, South Africa. It will focus on a critical historical study of the Ahmadi community, the engagement between the Ahmadi community and other Muslims and the issue of religious identity and apostasy in the Muslim community and the law in apartheid South Africa.
Funding received (100 words)University of Johannesburg Internal Bursaries

SAHUDA Bursary

Previous degrees and name(s) of institution obtainedMA Religion Studies (UJ)

Hons Religion Studies (UJ)

LLB (Wits)

BA (Wits)