Dr. Daud A. Abdullah is (2006) the deputy secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain.
Daud Abdullah was born in Grenada where he received his early education. He obtained his first degree from the University of Guyana in 1981 and was awarded a scholarship to study Arabic language at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. In 1984 he joined the University of Khartoum to pursue postgraduate studies and was awarded his doctorate in 1989. He then lectured in history at the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria.
Since moving to the United Kingdom with his family in the mid 1990s Dr. Abdullah has been senior researcher at the Palestinian Return Centre, London. He has been a regular contributor to Impact International and the Palestine Times. He is editor of The Israeli Law of Return & its Impact on the Struggle in Palestine. His most recent book is A History of Palestinian Resistance. Dr. Abdullah regularly comments on Palestinian affairs in the British and Arab media.
Daud Abdullah has been an active member of the MCB since its inception in 1997 and moved through its ranks to become Assistant Secretary General in 2002. He chaired the European and International Affairs Committee during the period 2004-06 and represented the MCB in several delegations abroad. He has been a spokesperson for the MCB both in the British and international media.
Dr. Abdullah lectures in Islamic Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.