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"Welcome class! I am Professor Arif Sikander. It is my pleasure to take over Muggle Studies while Professor Quirrell enjoys his European tour."
— Professor Sikander introducing himself to seventh-year students in 1990[src]

Professor Arif Sikander was a wizard who acted as the replacement Muggle Studies professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1990–1991 school year, whilst the former teacher Quirinus Quirrell was away on a sabbatical trip in Europe.[2][3]

Biography

Sikander was introuced as Professor Quirrell's replacement as the Muggle Studies Professor at the 1990 Start-of-Term Feast.[2] He introuced himself later to seventh-year students in his first lesson with them in the Muggle Studies Classroom.[3] He taught his seventh-year students about many fascinating Muggle inventions.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Professor Sikander helping Jacob's sibling and Corey destroy the Cursed CD

During the school year, he had a conversation with Severus Snape about Muggle chemistry in the Potions Classroom, before they were interrupted by Jacob's sibling and Nymphadora Tonks. Snape, however did want to speak to him and rudely rejected his attempts at friendliness, although Sikander was cordial in response.[13] Later on, Jacob's sibling and Corey Hayden approached Sikander in the Muggle Studies Classroom with a cursed CD case they needed destroying with Muggle means to free several people (including Professor Flitwick) of a laughing curse attached to it. He first suggested destroying it by scratching it with their nails like what Muggles would often do, but this was not an option as the CD case spread the curse by touch. He and the students then decided to use a magically-powered microwave in the classroom to destroy it, which worked. He thanked the students for requesting his help and told them to come to him again about any similar issues.[5]

Magical abilities and skills

Etymology

Arif is a male Arabic name meaning "knowledgeable" or "wise". Sikandar is the Persian version of the name Alexander, meaning "to defend man".

Behind the scenes

Appearances

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Notes and references

  1. He was most likely of age when he began teaching.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 1 (Year Seven Begins)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 3 (On the Case)
  4. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 28 (The Last Laugh)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 4 (A New Assignment) - Muggle Studies Lesson "Rotary Phone"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 9 (A Beast of a Division) - Muggle Studies Lesson "Rubber Duck"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 10 (The Wampus Cat's Out of the Bag) - Assignment "Transportation Regulation"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 15 (The Counter-Serum) - Muggle Studies Lesson "Hair Spray"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 22 (The Search for Ryu) - Muggle Studies Lesson "Toaster"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 27 (Now That's What I Call A Cursed CD) - Muggle Studies Lesson "Roller Blades"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 35 (The Auror Programme) - Muggle Studies Lesson "Cars"
  13. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 4 (A New Assignment)
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