Shaykh Atabek Shukurov
Director, Maturidi Institute
Shaykh Atabek is a scholar in Hanafi fiqh who began his religious studies at the tender age of ten, completing his studies at the age of 21 at Jamia Isalmia, Uzbekistan. He furthered his studies in Damascus at the Takhassus Institute which is affiliated to al-Azhar University. The Shaykh is currently the director of the Maturidi Institute where he teaches in the Alamiya progamme and is also a teacher in herbal medicine at the Ibn Sina Institute. The Shaykh can be regularly seen on British TV and is continually involved in writing and researching on various topics.
Dr Seyfeddin Kara
Fellow, University of Toronto
Shaykh Vinay Khetia
Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto & Academic Director, Shia Research Institute
Syed Naveed Shah
Imam, Keith Lane Mosque
Dr Amra Bone
Muslim Chaplain, University of Portsmouth
Shaykh Abu Jafar
Mufti Muhammad Farooq Alwi
Imam and Khatib, Jami Masjid, Birmingham
Ayatollah Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad
Dean, Dep. Islamic Studies & Professor of Law, Tehran University
Maulana Abdul Hadi al-Umari
Head, Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith Birmingham
Sayed Hossein Qazwini
Public Speaker & Lecturer, Islamic Seminary Karbala
Qari Zahirudin Tahir
Imam, al-Maktoum Mosque
Lecturer, Al-Mahdi Institute
Shaykh Ayman Yacoubi
Lecturer, University Birmingham
Syed Hadi Rizvi
Scholar & Lecturer
Mufti Abdul Majeed Nadeem
Imam, Handsworth Mosque
Maulana Abdul Hamid Kusuri
Chaplain, University of Wolverhampton
Professor Liyakat Takim
Sharjah Chair in Global Islam, McMaster University
Shaykh Mahmood Khattab Fawzy
Imam, Smethwick Jamia Masjid
Dr Mohammad Khalid
Director, Centre for Intra-Muslim Studies
Shaykh Ayub Rashid
Lecturer in Islamic studies, ICAS London & Public Speaker
Shaykh Ayub Rashid is a graduate of the Islamic Seminary of Qom, Iran. He holds a BA in Islamic law and MA in Islam and Community Studies and is a qualified Muslim Chaplain. He is currently the Imam at Khairul Amal Trust, East London and is also a lecturer of Advanced Studies in ICAS, London teaching Islamic Law & Jurisprudence.
Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain
Senior Lecturer & Director of Al-Mahdi Institute
Team Member, CIMS
Shaykh Mohammed Reza Tajri
Lecturer in Arabic Language, AMI
Dr Ali Reza Bhojani
Co-director, The Centre for Intra-Muslim Studies
Dr Syed Jaafar Fadlallah
Lecturer, Al-Mahdi Institute & Islamic Shar’i Institute
Shaykh Umar Ramadhan
Shaykh Ali R Khaki
Management, UKIM Paigham e Islam, Birmingham
Adrees Sharif is an active member of UK Islamic mission, involved in youth projects in his local community and is chair of the membership committee at the Muslim Council of Britain. He is also a member of National Education Team and International Relief Team, Mosaic Mentoring (HRH Prince's Trust) and the West Midlands Police Advisory Group.
Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla
Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla has a MA in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham. He began his traditional hawza studies at Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham in 1993 and He has been involved in various roles within the Institute.
Shaykh Mohammed Sajjad
Imam of Paigham Islam Trust, Birmingham
Shaykh Mohammad Sajjad obtained his alim degree from an Jamia al-Arabiyyah in Gojranwala, Pakistan. He completed his MA in Arabic & Islamic studies at the University of Peshawar and obtained his teaching qualification from Agha Khan University in Karachi. Currently, he is the Imam and khatib of the Paigham Islam Trust in Birmingham.
Shaykh Kumail Rajani
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter
Shaykh Dr Kumail Rajani is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, where he completed his doctoral thesis. He is currently working on the Law, Authority and Learning in Shiite Islam project (http://www.lawalisi.eu/) with Professor Robert Gleave. He has undertaken seminary studies in Qum for over 17 years during which he attended the lectures of renowned scholars. He has also taught Islamic Law and Society at the University of Exeter, and Islamic History at Al-Mahdi Institute.
Chaplain, Rampton Hospital
Shaykh Jaffer Ladak
Imam, Bab ul Im, Leeds
Sheikh Jafferhas studied at Jaami'a Imam as-Sadiq (a) of Ayatollah al-Qazwini, Hawza Imam al-Jawad (a) of Grand Ayatollah Syed Taqi al-Modarresi in holy Kerbala and Al Mahdi Institute, Birmingham. He has authored two books, The Hidden Treasure (2011) and The Ways of The Righteous (2015) with various other written works in the pipeline.
Professor Seyed Mohammad Ghari S Fatemi
Lecturer, Shahid Beheshti University & Al-Mahdi Institute
Professor Seyed Fatemi pursued seminarian education for over 13 years in the Hawza illmiyya of Qom, Iran, where he studied Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory under the supervision of renowned teachers. He is currently a faculty member at Shahid Beheshti University and Al-Mahdi Institute, supervising PhD candidates and lecturing on the Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights, Islam and Human Rights, and Legal Hermeneutics. He also teaches the Public Governance in Islamic Thought module, as part of Al-Mahdi Institute’s collaborative Masters in Islamic Studies with the University of Birmingham.
Dr Hashim Bata
Research Fellow & Lecturer in Usul al-Fiqh at AMI
After successfully graduating from both the Al-Mahdi Institute's Four-year Hawza programme and the BA (Hons) in Islamic Studies at the Islamic College for Advanced studies, Dr Hashim Bata went on to pursue a MA in ‘Islam in Contemporary Societies’ at the University of Warwick and subsequently his PhD thesis on Shi'ite legal epistomology submitted to the University of Warwick. He currently teaches Islamic legal theory at Al-Mahdi Institute & The Thematic Study of Shi’ism as part of the collaborative programme with The University of Birmingham.
Shaykh Mohammad Amin Evans
Director of Theology at the Association of British Muslims
Shaykh Muhammad Amin Evans holds a BA (Hons) in Humanities with Religious Studies and an MA in Islamic Studies. In teaching at the Al-Mahdi Institute, ICAS and Queen’s Foundation he has delivered undergraduate courses in Fiqh, Research Methodology, the Comparative Study of Religions, Islam and has also given numerous Islamic lectures in masjids, churches, colleges and television studios.
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed
Imam, Handsworth Islamic Centre
Dr Ali Fanaei
Senior Lecturer , Al-Mahdi Institute