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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