Mr. Raficq S. Abdulla


The late Raficq S. Abdulla was a South African-born lawyer, writer, public speaker and broadcaster who read Jurisprudence at Oxford. He was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in the 1960s. He was a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Business and Law, Kingston University. He was also a founding member of the Advisory Panel of the Muslim Law Shariah Council (United Kingdom). In 1999 he was awarded an MBE for his interfaith work. Raficq was a trustee of the Poetry Society, Planet Poetry and of English PEN where he was serving as the acting President. Raficq had also authored three poetry books.