Sh Dr Asim Yusuf

Shaykh Asim Yusuf is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a special interest in Islamic Spirituality and Mental Health. In addition to being on an advisory capacity on various community based projects and charities, he serves on the advisory panel of the Centre for Islam and Medicine.

Sh AbdalHaq Bewley

Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley is a shaykh of the Darqawi-Shadhili-Qadiri Tariqa. Shaykh Abdalhaqq accepted Islam in 1968 and spent a number of years in Morocco studying the Deen. Since that time he has worked with Shaykh Dr Abdalqadir al-Sufi on the establishment of Islam and Muslim communities, which has led to periods living and teaching in Nigeria, the US, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Spain, the Caribbean and the UK.

Sh Imtiyaz Damiel

Sheikh Imtiyaz Damiel is a Lecturer and Educational Consultant. He is currently the CEO and Founder of the multi-award winning Abu Hanifah Foundation based in Blackburn. He was also the winner of the 2016 British Imams & Scholars award for outstanding contribution to youth work.

Imam Abdassamad Clarke

Imam Abdassamad Clarke is from Northern Ireland and studied Maths and Physics in Edinburgh. In 1973 he accepted Islam at the hands of Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi, later travelling to study Qur’an, Arabic and the deen in Cairo. He translates from Arabic, edits and typesets books on Islam.  He was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2016) for outstanding contribution to translation.

Mufti Zubair Butt

Mufti Muhammed Zubair Butt is British born and committed the Holy Qur’an to memory at the age of 16 before going onto receiving Ijazahs in the ten variant recitals of the Holy Qur’an at the Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury, UK. He has studied traditional Islamic sciences, including Arabic language and literature, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Hadith, Usul al-Hadith, Tafseer, Usul al-Tafseer, and completed the Shahaadah al-‘Aalamiyyah at Darul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan in 1995. In 1997 he graduated from his post graduate specialization in the issuance of fatwa – legal edicts under the instruction of the world renowned Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani.

Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mengera

Dr Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera has been studying the traditional Islamic sciences and writing scholarly works for most of his life. He completed the bulk of his studies at Darul Uloom Bury, North England, where he memorized the Qur’an by age fifteen and thereafter went on to complete a rigorous, six-year Shari‘a program.  He was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2015) for outstanding contribution to publishing.

Sh Bilal Brown

Sh Bilal Brown travelled the Middle East and studied with prominent scholars from all over the Muslim world for a period of roughly 8 years. He taught Islamic Jurisprudence and other subjects in Arabic to Arabs and non-Arabs.

Dr Shuruq Naguib

Dr. Shuruq Naguib is a lecturer in Islam at University of Lancaster, UK. She received her PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Manchester, Department of Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Naguib’s research covers two key strands: the classical and pre-modern intellectual and textual traditions.

Imam Ali Omar

Imam Ali Omar is a chaplain and imam and khateeb at various mosque in the UK including, the Greenwich Mosque, London, UK. He studied traditionally the Islamic sciences including, fiqh, hadith, tafsir, usul etc.

Dr Abida Malik

Dr Abida Malik is a sociologist who studies identities, citizenship, globalization and religion. She is the Director of Research at Bridge institute and a tutor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham. She completed her BA in Sociology, Masters in Research Methods and gained ESRC award for a PhD in Sociology.

Sh Zuber Karim

Shaykh Zuber Karim studied the Quran, Sunnah and Fiqh at Bury Islamic College where he graduated with a BA/MA equivalent in Islamic theology in 1997. He has worked as Imam in Dundee University, Perth Mosque and the Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Sh Fahimul Anam

Shaykh Fahim is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He graduated with MA (In Teaching and Learning) and a Bachelor’s degree (BA Hons) in Business Studies and Marketing from London. He also completed a Diploma in Arabic language and a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Usul-Ad-Din and Usul-al Fiqh from the Institut Européen des Sciences Humanies, in France.

Sh AbdurRahman Madani

Sh AbdurRahman Madadi studied traditional Islamic sciences in Bangladesh, therafter at the International Islamic University of Medinah. He was the previous Head Teacher and Imam of Darul Ummah Mosque and School. He is a founder and director of TV One, a muslim based TV channel. He regularly delivers talks and lectures at various mosques and Islamic centres in the UK.

Sh Abu Hanifah

Sh Abu Hanifa studied traditionally the Islamic sciences including, fiqh, usul, tafsir, hadith, tarikh. He is also a qualified counsellor and a Raqi. He appears on various Islamic TV Channels to answer live questions from the public. He regularly delivers lectures and talks around the UK.

Dr Fella Lahmar

Dr Shaykha Fella Lahmar studied traditional Islamic sciences including, fiqh, tafsir, hadith, usul. She then completed a number of postgraduate course on teaching and MA in education research methods. She completed her Phd in diversity in Muslim schools in Britain. She was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2016) for outstanding contribution to female scholarship.

Mufti Amjad Mohammed

Muftī Qāḍī Sayyid Amjad M Mohammed, BSc (Hons) BMAIS PGCE PGDipRes PGCHEP FHEA MPhil NPQH, has qualifications and experience in education across all the formats. Similarly, he has qualifications and experience in research in the natural, social and Islamic sciences. His specialism based on his MPhil is Muslim minorities and has published, ‘Muslims in non-Muslim Lands – A Legal Study with Applications.’

Dr Hisham A. Hellyer

Dr Hisham A. Hellyer is Professorial Fellow of Cambridge Muslim College, Senior Fellow at RUSI & the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Senior Scholar of the Azzawia Trust. Educated at Sheffield and Warwick universities to post-doctoral levels in law and the social sciences, he studied the Islamic intellectual tradition, particularly spirituality, law and theology, in the UK, Egypt, Malaysia, & South Africa. A widely published academic and commentator focusing on politics and religion in the West, the Arab world and Muslim communities globally, Dr Hellyer’s career has included positions at and affiliations with Brookings, Harvard, and the American University in Cairo.

Dr Sh Salman Younas

Dr Sh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. He studied in Jordan Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir. He completed his PhD at Oxford University, looking at the early evolution of the Hanafi madhab.

Sh Mufti Haytham Tamim

Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.

Ustadha Rehanah Sadiq

Ust Rehanah Sadiq  has worked as a Muslim chaplain for two Birmingham NHS Hospital Trusts since the year 2000, helping to develop both respective Chaplaincy departments into pro-active multi-faith teams. She has been counselling in the Muslim community for over 30 years. In 2006 she qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Central England in Birmingham. She was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2015) for outstanding contribution to chaplaincy.

Shaykha Safia Shahid

Shaykha Safia Shahid is a scholar exemplifying Islam’s rich tradition and history of female scholarship.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Shaykha Safia Shahid travelled to Syria in 2003 to study sacred knowledge. She stayed there for five years, studying Arabic at the University of Damascus and the Abu Nour Institute.

Dr Mol Abul Kalam Azad

Dr Abul Kalam Azad is a Madinah Islamic University Graduate and a direct student of Dr V Abdur Rahim (author of the famous Madinah Arabic Books series). He attended regular lessons of renowned Shuyukh at Masjid Nabawi and Madina City: Shaikh Atiyyah Mohammed Salem, Shaikh Umar Follata, Shaikh Abu Bakr Al-Jazairi, Shaikh Muhammad Mukhtar al-Shanqeeti, Shaikh Abdullah Ghunayman. He completed his Masters in Teaching Arabic from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Dr Sh Khalifah Sheikh

Dr Sh Khalifa completed the memorisation of the Qur’an, at early age. As part of, his prep and secondary school at Al-Azhar in Al Fashn;  he studied subjects, including, Tafsir, Hadith, Arabic language, Shariah/Fiqh, and Theology. After successfully completing his secondary education, he was nominated and enrolled in Al Azhar University in Cairo to complete his Islamic education. He completed hi phd. He was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2016) for outstanding contribution to Interfaith Work.

Sh Wasim Kempson

Sheikh Wasim Kempson was born and raised in London U.K he accepted islam in 1994 then three years later he went on to study at Madinah University. He went on to study at the Islamic University of Madinah for seven years, during which he completed a Diploma in Arabic Language followed by a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Shariah and Master of Arts in Islamic Law. He was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2015) for outstanding contribution to Da’wah.

Sh Idris Watts

Shaykh Idris Watts accepted Islam in 1998 whilst studying Arabic Studies at Leeds University where he graduated in 2002 with a First Class honours, having received an award of excellence for his language skills. He then moved to the ancient city of Fez, Morocco, where he spent the next seven years studying at one of the world’s oldest universities, the University of Qarawiyin. Here he immersed himself in the study of various Islamic science disciplines, in parallel to teaching the English language.

Mufti A.K Barkatullah

Mufti Barkatulla is a prominent Islamic Shariah law scholar with a strong background in economics and finance. He received his MPhil in Informatics from the University of Wales (UK). He acquired a Mufti (diploma) in Islamic law and Fazil (Bachelor of Islamic Studies) from the Islamic University, India.

Dr Omer El-Hamdoon

Dr Omer studied at the Sheffield Dental School and attained a Masters (MMedSci) in Restorative Dentistry. He studied Islamic Studies, and attained his license in that area from the European Institute for Human Sciences (2003); and completed MA in Islamic Studies from the Markfield Institute for Higher Education in 2017. He was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2016) for outstanding contribution to Da’wah.

Shaykha Selina Begum Ali

Shaykha Selina graduated with a Bachelors degree (BEd) in Primary Education, CELTA and PTLLS from London. She also completed a Diploma in Arabic Language and a Bachelors degree (BA) in Usul-Ad-Din and Usul-al-Fiqh in Arabic medium from the European Institute of Islamic Sciences in France. While studying Shariah she also completed an intensive Tajwid course on Ibn al-Jazari, a classical Tajwid text, and studied Tajwid extensively under a number of male and female Tajwid scholars. In particular, Sheikh Said Bouhdifi who obtained Ijazah for 10 recitations (Qira’at) from Sheikh Ayman Suaid and from Sheikh Abdul Munim As-Shalati.

 

Dr Sh Shahrul Hussain

Dr Sh Shahrul Hussain is a graduate of a traditional private Islamic seminary. In 1997, after graduating from the Seminary, he won a full scholarship to study at the University of Al-Azhar, and in 2001 graduated from the Faculty of Islamic Jurisprudence and Law. In 2009, he completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is currently Director & Research Head at the Ibn Rushd Centre.

Dr Sh Mansur Ali

Sh Dr Mansur Ali completed his classical Islamic studies (Scholar/Alim course) at Darul-Uloom Bury, UK and then further graduated from Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He completed his Master in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester. His dissertation was on ‘The methodology of western scholars in the study of hadith literature’.His academic pursuits then lead him to complete a PhD at the University of Manchester, writing a thesis on the ‘Importance of the Isnad in Imam Tirmidhi’s Sunan’. He is currently a lecturer at Cardiff University, where he also supervises several PhD students.  He was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2015) for outstanding contribution to Research.

Sh Abdulkadir Ali Ambe

Sh AbdulKadir Ali Ambe studied traditional islamic at the University of Umm al Qura, Makkah. The subjects included tafsir, hadith, usul al da’wah, arabic, fiqh. He is based in London and is a Imam at the West London Islamic Centre (Al-Muntada). He travels around in the UK to deliver courses and lectures to the Muslim community. He appears regualrly on TV to answer fiiqh questions.

Dr. Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

Dr Sariya PhD at the University of Gloucestershire in 2010. Her doctoral research entailed a feminist giving of voice to young Muslim women in Britain. She began her post-doctoral career at the University of Derby as Project Researcher and Qualitative Lead on a three-year AHRC & ESRC Religion & Society programme project, Religion and Belief, Discrimination and Equality in England and Wales: Theory, Policy and Practice, 2000-2010. She subsequently led her own ESRC funded project on Collaborative Partnerships between Muslim institutions and HE.

 

Imam Qari Asim

Qari Asim, MBE is senior Imam at Makkah Mosque in Leeds, which has won the award of being UK’s model mosque. He is a Legal Director at a global law firm, DLA Piper. Qari is a trustee of British Future, a think-tank which addresses identity, integration and migration. He is also a trustee of the charities Peace Matters and Hope not Hate, which seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism. He was awarded the prestigious British Imams and Scholars Contributions and Achievements Awards (BISCA 2015) for outstanding contribution to Interfaith work.

Sh Shams Ad Duha

Shaykh Shams Ad-Duha Muhammad completed his studies at Darul Uloom in Dewsbury (Institute of Islamic Education). After memorising the Holy Quran, he continued at the same institute and studied Arabic language, Tajweed, Fiqh and other subjects in the early years of the Dars Nizami curriculum. He then moved to Al-Jamia al-Islamia in Nottingham to continue his studies and benefit from shuyukh like Shaykh Fazlur Raheem, Shaykh Abdul Haq and others, from whom he studied, advanced Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Ulumul hadith, Hadith and Tafsir. To complete his studies he travelled to Bangladesh in 1997 to study hadith texts and receive ijaza under the late Sheikh Abdul Aziz Doymiri and the late Sheikh Nuruddin Goharpuri (Allah have mercy them both) and other shuyukh, where he also came first in his graduation class.

Mufti Faiz Rasool

Mufti Hafiz Muhammad Faiz Rasool. He is Hafidh of the Quran, and studied Darse Nizami, Takhsus fil Fiqh. He worked as mufti in Minha ul Quran London, Sultan Bahu trust Birmigham, currently working as Mufti & Director in World Muslim Forum. He teaches and delivers classes on Islamic studies in London.

Dr Mahera Ruby

Dr Mahera Ruby was previously a researcher at the University of Goldsmiths, where she co-directed the ESRC-funded research project on ‘Becoming literate through faith: language and literacy learning in the lives of new Londoners’. In addition to working on the Paul Hamlyn Foundation project on ‘Developing bilingual pedagogies through partnership between supplementary and mainstream schools’. She has served as president of a number of community organisations, including Muslimaat, UK.

 

Sh Mohammad Yazdani Raza Misbahi

Shaykh Mohammad Yazdani Raza (Misbahi) is a Hanafi Jurist, he studied at Jamia Al-Karam in Milton Keynes, then at Al Jamiatul Ashrafia of Mubarakpur. Then Jamiatul Azhar, in Cairo. Whilst in Egypt he also studied at the Alexandria University, in Alexandria. Shaykh has a BA (Hons) in Middle Eastern Studies from The University of Manchester, and studied MA Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and later completed the PGDL/CPE in Law, from the Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

Sheikh Suleiman Yusuf Kibuka

Sheikh Suleiman Yusuf Kibuka  is London based and widely engaged in Dawah work. A well known weekly presenter on London based Islam channel Q&A Programme. A Medina university Alumni with BA in shariah. He delivers talks and lectures on a variety of topics related to Islam all over the UK.

 

Sh Salman Hasan

Sh Salman Hasan is a Shariah scholar as well as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, specialising in Islamic banking and finance. Salman was formerly an Associate in the award winning banking and finance team at the international law firm, Simmons & Simmons, based in Dubai. He is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor with the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Bahrain. Salman has over 10 years of experience in English law and Islamic finance. He read law with LLB (Hons) at the London School of Economics after which he studied BA Shariah (Hons) at Al-Azhar University.

Sh Ibrahim Mogra

Sh Ibrahim serves as the dedicated Muslim chaplain at the Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy. He is the student mentor and chaplain to the Cambridge Muslim College and the Ebrahim College in East London. He volunteers his time serving as a community imam in Leicester and sits on the University of Leicester’s World Faiths Advisory Group. He completed his seminary studies in 1990 and has been involved in religious service ever since.

 

Sh Habib Bewley

Shaykh Muhammad Habib Bewley is currently the Imam Khatib at the Ihsan Mosque in Norwich. He has an MA degree in Arabic from Edinburgh University and a second MA in Translation Studies from the University of Salford in Manchester. In addition, he spent 3 years studying Islamic Jurisprudence and the Arabic Language at the Qarawiyyin University in Fez followed by 3 years in the Belbahloul Madrasa in Kelaa Srghna in Morocco. He has been translating classical Islamic texts for the past eighteen years, including the Dalail an-nubuwwa of Shaykh AbdalHalim Mahmoud, Fath Mulhim, Kitāb at-Tahara, and other texts.

 

Sh Dr Saeed al-Qadi

Sh Dr. Saeed AlQadi is the Chairman of Al Muntada Trust and renowned speaker. He studied in Saudi Arabia and from an early age he excelled in Islamic studies. After graduation he obtained a PGCE in education and PHD from Roehampton University of London, UK. He is specialist in the field of Education & Islamic Law (Sharia). Being a prolific speaker Dr. Saeed AlQadi is known to take an active lead and presence at conferences and seminars. He is also, known for his contribution in relief work globally and particularly in Africa. He has over 10 years of experience with Hajj and has taken numerous groups for pilgrimage over the years.

 

Imam Mohammad Ismail

Imam Mohammad Ismail DL is a British Muslim scholar from Sheffield. He worked as a school inspector, education and safeguarding consultant. He served the community as a Lead Imam, teacher and lecturer for more than 40 years. Previously he served in HMS as prison chaplain in 1980s. He supported and shared coordination in the NIACE national faith leaders’ training programme in the North which helped in integration of different faith communities. After studying Islamic theology, Arabic and Eastern languages, he joined Sheffield Hallam (Polytechnic) and Sheffield University to study and conduct research in education. He was a lecturer for 10 years in social and community education in Rotherham College of Arts.

Sh Hassan Rabbai

Shaykh Hassan Rabbani enrolled into Jamia Al-Karam secondary boarding school in 1998. He then graduated from Jamia Al-Karam he travelled to Al-Azhar University in 2006. He graduated from Al-Azhar University with a B.A Honours in Islamic Studies in 2010. He specialised in Hadith Nomenclature.  In 2011 he enrolled into an M.A programme at the Al-Maktoum College. In 2012 he joined the Cambridge Muslim College, after successfully completing the one-year Diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies & Leadership he enrolled for an M.A in philosophy at the University of Glasgow. He successfully completed his M.A in 2015 and his thesis was on “The Euthyphro Dilemma and Personal Reasons”. Whilst studying he worked as a volunteer for numerous organisations, delivered lectures throughout U.K, and participated in many radio shows and interviews. In 2018 he completed the Mufti course at the Darul Ifta al-Misriyya is Egyp

 

Hajj Uthman Morrison

Uthman Ibrahim-Morrison studied law as an undergraduate at UCL before going on to pursue postgraduate studies in applied linguistics at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He became Muslim in 1987 and had a leading hand in the establishment of the Brixton Mosque in South London in 1990. He became founder Chairman of the Blackstone Foundation educational trust in 1993 and presently lives in the city of Norwich as a prominent member of the well known Ihsan Mosque community, where he has been occupied with specialist teaching, lecturing, writing and publishing since 1995.

He is a visiting lecturer at the Dallas College in Cape Town and has regularly presented papers on Muslim schooling at educational conferences and colloquiums. He has also written extensively on the impact of Islam on the modern politics of African identity: Trade First (1996) and The Forbidden Dialogues (1997).

Imam Ajmal Masroor

Ajmal Masroor is an Imam, fundraiser, broadcaster and Relationship Counsellor. In 2014 he was recognised in the Muslim 500 as one of the most influential Muslims in the world today. He is the co-founder of the Barefoot Institute for Muslim relationships, providing marriage counselling and relationship training. He has authored numerous articles on marriage and relationships for magazine and newspapers including authored a book called “10 Things You Should Know Marriage”.
He has worked as the director of Communities in Action, which specialises in community development and cohesion work as well as capacity building programmes. He has authored several handbooks for the NHS, Department of Health, Local councils on diversity and community cohesion including “the Mark of Faith” published by the Southwark Council, “Muslims in Britain” by the Foreign and Commonwealth office and “Ramadan Health Guide” by the Department of Health.

Sh Afdal Feroz

Sh Afdal Feroz was born and raised in the USA. He undertook the traditional style of learning Islam and embarked on his Quranic memorization at the age of 9 following this with his Alim course studies.  He has been an Imam and Khateeb, delivering lectures and courses, for the past 31 years. He is one of the co-founders of Masjid Abdullah and Abdullah Academy located in Georgia. He now lives in Bristol, UK.  He is the founder and chairman of a successful healthcare company that focuses on providing cutting-edge cancer treatment in various parts of the world. He sits on multiple boards of multinational companies and charitable organizations.

Sh Md Naveed Idrees

Hafiz Muhammad Naveed Idrees : Based in West Yorkshire. Completed Hifz at the age of 13, completed Diploma in Arabic and studied Islamic sciences in Damascus, Law Degree (LLB Hons), MA in Religion and Education in Contemporary Society, PGCE, NPQH, Headteacher of the year TES Awards (2019), involved in Scouts, Weekend Arabic School, system leadership in education.