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.
Shaykh Dr. Hisham A. Hellyer
Shaykh Dr Hisham A. Hellyer is Professorial Fellow of Cambridge Muslim College, Senior Scholar of Azzawia Institute and Senior Fellow at the Royal Institute (RUSI) & the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Educated at Sheffield and Warwick universities to post-doctoral levels in law and the social sciences, Shaykh Hisham 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 academic 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 Rabbani
Shaykh Hassan Rabbani was born and raised in Glasgow. After his initial studies at Jamia-Al-Karam he completed his B.A at Al-Azhar University. He completed his M.A from the University of Aberdeen in Islamic Studies and then graduated from the University of Glasgow with an M.A in Philosophy. He also spent a year at the Cambridge Muslim College. He is currently the Muslim Chaplain at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) and an Imam at the Zia-Ul-Quran Mosque in Glasgow. He also serves as a religious consultant to many mosques and organisations in Scotland.
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.
Sh Ghulam Rabbani
Shaykh Ghulam Rabbani is a traditional scholar. He is multilingual speaking six languages & has widely travelled the world. Well acquainted with diverse cultures & comparative religion he is ideally placed to engage with modern challenges. He is the founder of Faizan-e-Islam (FEI) an educational & cultural organisation providing transformative educational opportunities by which the Prophetic legacy is brought to life. Further to this is the general secretary of Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat UK.
He began taking knowledge in his early childhood from his first teacher his father, the prominent Shaykh ul Hadith Ghulam Dastagir Afghani. He since received his education & recieved licenses (Ijazahs) for the transmission of knowledge by some of the world’s most pre-eminent & esteemed scholars including but not limited to: Al-Sayyid Muhammad bin Alawi al-Maliki, Mohamed Said Ramadan Al-Bouti, Shaykh Dr. Wahba al-Zuhayli, Ghulam Rasool Saeedi, Justice Mufti Sayyid Shujaat Ali Qadri, Mufti Muhammed Athar Naeemi, Mufti Munib ur Rehman, Shaykh Dr Tahir ul Qadri & Shaykh Abdul Wahid Niazi.
Sh Dr Ridhwan Saleem
Ustadh Mujeeb Gallagher
Ustadh Mujeeb Gallagher is a lawyer specialising in media law, having graduated from Edinburgh university with an MA in Arabic and Persian. He is also a keen classicist with a background in Latin and Classical Greek. He has travelled extensively in the middle East and South Asia, studying in Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Pakistan and India. Subjects included hifz, fiqh, aqida and tasawwuf.
Sh Dr Musharraf Hussain
Dr Musharraf is the chief executive of the Karimia institute Nottingham and a trustee of Muslim Hands, an emergency and relief work charity and the chief editor of ‘The invitation’ a Muslim community magazine. Dr Musharraf has a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, after twelve years as a scientist he decided to dedicate himself to serving his country and developing Muslim communities in UK. He graduated from the prestigious al Azhar University, Egypt.
For the past thirty years he has been studying, teaching and writing. He has written twenty books about traditional Islamic teachings to help Muslims practice their religion and more than three hundred essays. He has recently translated the Qur’an called, ”The Majestic Quran”, hailed as ‘paradigm shift in the genre of Quran translation’.