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Mona Siddiqui

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 21 October 2012

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the academic & commentator, Mona Siddiqui.

Born in Karachi and brought up in Huddersfield, she's a rarity - a female Muslim theologian. As Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at Edinburgh University her analysis regularly sheds light on controversial issues affecting the Muslim faith. Her calm & reasoned standpoint can be heard regularly on the Today programme's Thought for the Day.

Brought up in a house stuffed full of books, her academic promise revealed itself early on and despite dallying with the idea of journalism as a career, she finally followed the path her mother wanted for her - academia.
She says, "I like to be in places where I feel my voice can be heard and I can say things of some value."

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

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Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Mona Siddiqui

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