Faiqa Mahmood

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Faiqa Mahmood

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Faiqa Mahmood is a researcher at the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), whose efforts have been instrumental on the Reimagining Muslim Spaces (RMS) study. Ms. Mahmood has also conducted research for think tanks in Egypt and Lebanon. Her writings have appeared in Foreign Policy‘s South Asia Channel, Harvard Kennedy School Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, Yale Journal of International Affairs, Georgetown Security Studies Review, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, and Pakistan Review of International Law and Human Rights, among others.

Ms. Mahmood graduated from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a focus on International Security Studies and the Islamic Civilization. At Fletcher, Ms. Mahmood was the co-Chief Editor of Al Nakhlah, Fletcher’s journal on the Islamic Civilization, and co-leader of the Fletcher Islamic Society.

Ms. Mahmood earned her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London’s International Program in Pakistan, and the Bar Practitioner Training Course (BPTC) at City Law School, City University, London. She is a licensed attorney at the Islamabad High Court, Pakistan and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales.

Education

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London’s International Program in Pakistan, and the Bar Practitioner Training Course (BPTC) at City Law School, City University, London

Publications

  • This first report in ISPU’s “Reimagining Muslim Spaces” series presents a case study of the HUDA Clinic, a free health care clinic in Detroit, Michigan, that has been in operation since 2004, and continues to grow and evolve with the needs of its community. Specifically,...

  • This second report in ISPU’s “Reimagining Muslim Spaces” series presents a case study of the Muslim Community Association (MCA) located in Santa Clara, California, one of the largest mosques in the United States. Established in 1981, MCA has consistently led efforts to promote civic engagement in the...

  • This third report in ISPU’s “Reimagining Muslim Spaces” series presents a case study of the SHARE Center in Lexington, Kentucky. The SHARE Center is a Muslim-run community social service center. It has been effectively providing economic assistance in a low-income neighborhood since 2011. The SHARE Center offers...

  • This fourth report in ISPU’s “Reimagining Muslim Spaces” series presents a case study of MakeSpace, an example of the recent Third Space phenomenon. Using MakeSpace as a case study, we examine how a Third Space is different from a traditional American mosque and what attracts participants...

  • This fifth report in ISPU’s “Reimagining Muslim Spaces” series presents a case study of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), the largest mosque in New England. Specifically, we examine how ISBCC meaningfully engaged its community in a thorough and multi-tiered imam hiring process...

  • This sixth report in ISPU’s “Reimagining Muslim Spaces” series presents a case study of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), the largest mosque in New England. Specifically, we examine its effective navigation of the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. By analyzing...

  • On July 25, 2017, the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) hosted a one-day convening in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation (JTF) to identify the needs, opportunities, and challenges for weekend Islamic schools as they relate to character development in students between the...