Information Studies


Majid Aboud Badahdah


Majid Aboud Badahdah

PhD candidate

Department of Information Studies

University College London

Email: majid.badahdah.18@ucl.ac.uk

My thesis is titled Information-Seeking in the Context of Understanding Arabic and Islamic Classical Texts

Research and reading Interests:

Information Behavior, Arabic Manuscripts, History of Islamic books, Qualitative methods.


Master in Library and Information Sciences. School of Library and Information Sciences. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, U.S.A. Awarded May 2005.

Master of Arts degree in Library Science and Information. Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Awarded June, 2000.


Badahdah, Majid. (2006) Book Making and Writing in the Hijaz: Era of the Prophet and the Rashidun Caliphate. London: Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation. Two Volumes. (Arabic Language).

Also, I am the author of several historical entries in the Encyclopedia of Makkah Al Mukarrama and Al Madinah Al Munawwarah. General Editor: Professor Abbas Saleh Tashkandi. Al Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation. Vol.4 (2010), Vol. 5 (2011), Vol. 6 (2013). (Arabic Language).

Professional Affiliations:

American Library Association, USA 2003 - 2006.

Chartered Institute of Library and information Professionals (CILIP), UK 2010 - Now