Founder of Islam Channel , Mohamed Ali Harrath oversees
the operation of Islam Channel Urdu, Islam Channel Bangla,
France Islam, Teebah Foundation, and The Dawah Project. He
is also the Chairman of the Global Peace and Unity Festival.
Dr. Saalim Al-Azhari
Dr. Saalim graduated from St.George's Medical School,
University of London in 2007 before completing his Arabic
studies in Egypt where he obtained a diploma in Arabic
rhetoric (Balagha) from the Egyptian ministry of education
and was the top ranking student. He then joined the
prestigious Al-Azhar University and graduated from the
Thaanawiyah with a rank of excellence and was awarded for
his academic achievement before joining the faculty of
Shariah where he graduated in 2016 with honours and the
highest rank in his year. Dr. Saalim has Ijaazah in multiple
sciences inclusive of Hadith, Fiqh, Aqeedah, Seerah, Hadith
classification and Arabic language. A number of these are in
classical texts including Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. He
has been a longstanding khateeb at various mosques including
the biggest mosque in the UK, is an advisor to the Muslim
Cultural and Welfare Association of Sutton and regularly
appears on Islam Channel Q&A.
Sultan Fiaz ul Hassan Qadri
Founder Bahu Trust
As-Sheikh Sultan Fiazul Hassan Qadri is a globally recognized Islamic scholar, specializing in mainstream Islamic knowledge and its various disciplines. He is actively involved in running multiple educational institutions worldwide, overseeing a network of thousands of students dedicated to the pursuit of Islamic knowledge. Additionally, he is a distinguished worldwide speaker and orator, delivering insightful talks and lectures to audiences across the globe. Moreover, he leads a worldwide welfare network of charities, including the renowned "Islamic Help" with flagship projects in East Africa and Pakistan, furthering his commitment to humanitarian efforts and improving the lives of those in need.
Sheikha Fatima Barkatulla
Author & Lecturer
Sheikha Fatima Barkatulla is an award-winning British
Islamic scholar (‘Alimah), author and Islam Channel host
scholar for the IslamiQA show. She also presents the popular
IlmFeed Podcast. She recently completed her Masters in
Islamic Law at SOAS (School of Oriental and African
Studies), University of London, winning the Doreen
Hinchcliffe Memorial Prize for Best Student in Islamic
Law. Sheikha Fatima has had a rich Islamic education from an
early age thanks to her parents. She studied Arabic and
Islamic studies in Egypt at prominent institutes such as Al
Fajr Center, Qortoba Institute and a college of Al Azhar
University. She graduated from the AlSalam Institute’s
Advanced Licence in Islamic Scholarship and from the The
Alimiyyah Programme at the Ebrahim College seminary with a
specialisation in Fiqh
You can find her course for visionary parents here: raisingbelievers.com
Joram Van Klaveren
Co-founder Islam Experience Centre
Joram Jaron van Klaveren is a former Dutch politician. As
a member of the Party for Freedom he was an MP from 17 June
2010 until 21 March 2014. He subsequently was an independent
until his term in office ended on 23 March 2017. He focused
on matters of desegregation, employment-to-population ratio,
egalitarianism, and emancipation. Before he went to
parliament, he was a City Councilor (March 2006 – July 2009)
and worked as a Social Affairs and Education Policy officer.
From 24 March 2011 until 11 June 2014 he also was a member
of the States-Provincial of Flevoland. He became well-known
for anti-Muslim comments. In October 2018 he converted to
Islam halfway through writing an anti-Islam book. After
becoming a Muslim, he decided to rededicate his book to his
search for religiosity and the subsequent conversion to
Abdul Wahid Pedersen
Imam And Muslim Thinker
Pedersen was the Vice Chairman of Muslim Council of Denmark,
which is the largest body of Muslim organizations in
Denmark. He is co-founder and principal of three private
schools for children of Muslim parents in Denmark. He is
also co-founder and long-time vice chairman of Islamic
Christian Study Center in Copenhagen. He spearheaded relief
projects in numerous countries worldwide. E.g. the
establishing of a school in the Kunar province of
Afghanistan before the Taliban regime which accepted girls
as well. Pedersen is co-founder of Danish Muslim Aid and
presently Secretary General of same organization. He is one
of the European representatives of the Global Network of
Religions for Children and is a board member of the Swedish
Islamic Academy .
Founder Blogging Theology
Paul Williams is host of the Blogging Theology YouTube channel, discussing comparative religion by introducing some academic and scholarly content to the subject matter, especially concerning the Abrahamic faiths Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He is a blogger and bibliophile based in London and the South of France.
Dr Musharraf Hussain OBE
Founder Karimia Institute
Dr Musharraf came to Britain from Pakistan in 1966 with
his parents to the Yorkshire town of Halifax, where he
memorised the Quran, learnt Tajweed and basic Arabic. After
completing a degree in Biochemistry at Aston University, he
went on to gain a Science doctorate. He worked as a
Scientist until 1990 and then decided to dedicate himself to
serving the Muslim community. He read Islamic studies at a
seminary in Pakistan under the guidance of Justice Pir
Muhammad Karam Shah and then at Al-Azhar University,
Egypt.In 2005, Dr Musharraf was awarded an Honorary
Doctorate by Staffordshire University, for his services to
the British Muslim community.In 2006, he was asked by the
Prime Minister to chair the UK – Indonesian Islamic advisory
group. In 2009, he was awarded an OBE for his services to
community relations in Britain.
Yousaf Jahangir is a graduate of the University of
Madinah where he obtained his Bachelor's degree from the
faculty of Hadith and Islamic Studies. He also spent several
years studying traditionally with scholars in the Prophet’s
Mosque and attained ijazāt in the six books of Hadith.
Ustadh Yousaf lectures regularly to students of Islamic
Studies in the UK and around the world.
Dr Louay Fatoohi
Louay Fatoohi was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He reverted from Christianity to Islam in his early twenties. He has a PhD from Durham University, UK. He has published extensively on Islamic studies. He is particularly interested in comparing historical accounts in the Qur’an with their counterparts in Jewish, Christian and other sources; comparative Abrahamic religions in general; Qur’anic exegesis; the historical Jesus; and Sufism. Louay has been living with his wife Shetha in the UK since 1992.”
Na'ima B. Robert
As an award-winning author, entrepreneur, coach and motivational speaker, Na'ima B. Robert has touched the lives of thousands around the world.
From keynotes in London, to speaking tours across South Africa, to capacity stadiums in Malaysia and Nigeria, her signature style of delivery - poetic, energetic, honest and raw - has set her apart as a keynote speaker, coach and trainer.
She is the award-winning author of the bestseller, 'From My Sisters' Lips' and founding editor of 'SISTERS', the magazine for fabulous Muslim women as well as over 25 books for children, teens and adults.
She has appeared on BBC's Newsnight, GMTV and on several BBC radio stations. Her work has been published in The Times Online and The Telegraph. She has been profiled in The Independent and Stylist Magazine as well as being a regular guest on Islam Channel, British Muslim TV and Salaam Media Radio.
Through her coaching programmes, she is dedicated to helping women with a message find their voice, tell their stories and make exponential impact as authors and change makers
Shaykh Haytham Tamim
Shaykh Haytham Tamim, based in London, possesses extensive knowledge spanning
over 35 years across diverse Islamic jurisprudence schools and denominations,
culminating in the establishment of the Utrujj Foundation.
An experienced advisor in Islamic Finance, he facilitates the launch of Shariah-compliant products for incaution’s while offering expert guidance. Shaykh Haytham has held advisory positions in renowned law firms, studied under esteemed scholars, and served as a lecturer at the Islamic University of Beirut.
Shaykh Haytham has meticulously verified over 20 books and written 10 books in
Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqh, Seerah and Shamail.
He was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina in a very conservative Christian home. In his early teens he became heavily involved in the church near his home and in Young Life, a non-denominational youth oriented organization.
He intended to enroll in Bob Jones University, a world-renowned Bible College in his hometown upon graduating high school, but in the summer of 1996 his life changed. Upon studying the bible from cover to cover and realizing many things were askew, and a lot of what he believed his entire life was not in line with what his research found, he left Christianity and went in search of the truth. After many twists and turns, ups and downs and after looking at the many world religions searching for the tangible proof of the right way of life he encountered a Muslim and was given a Qur’an. After reading the Qur’an cover to cover, he accepted Islam in the winter of 1998.
Yusha (Joshua) Evans Currently works as the President of Al-Ihsan Foundation USA a branch of the global entity Al-Ihsan Foundation
Sheikh Dr Haitham Al-Haddad
Shaykh Dr Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and UK based Scholar who currently serves as the Chair of the Fatwa Committee for The Islamic Council of Europe. He has studied Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars. He obtained his doctorate on the jurisprudence of Muslim Minorities from SOAS. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and, together with his academic background, has an ocean of experience in helping people use Islamic principles as solutions for their everyday lives. He has over the course of the past decade dealt with several hundred cases.
Kyai Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
Paul embraced Islam on 1 March 2000, then continued his personal studies and research into religion, spirituality, and related fields. A journey that continues.
In the roles of imam and murshid (spiritual teacher) he has been serving communities in the UK, and increasingly internationally, for over a decade. He has worked in a number of fields over the years, including in the media, diplomacy, interfaith, human rights, third sector and other community related activities. He is currently the Managing Director of the Association of British Muslims, an alumnus of the US Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Associate of St George’s House, member of the Naqshbandi order and Nahdlatul Ulama.
Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Al-Ghanim
Islamic Scholar, Kuwait
In 1987, Sheikh Saleh earned his degree from Kuwait University's College of Sharia and Islamic Studies, with a specialization in jurisprudence and its principles. He serves as an instructor, imparting knowledge on interpretation and the biography of the Prophet at the Ministry of Endowments institutes. Presently, he is actively engaged in advocacy and charitable endeavors
Dr Muhammad Hanif
Dr Muhammad Hanif is a medical doctor by profession and has been involved in community work for many years.
He is currently the General Secretary of Birmingham Central Mosque.
Safe Adam is a British singer-songwriter from Essex, UK. Safe Adam first entered the Islamic Entertainment industry in 2012 and has performed sold out concerts all over the world specifically UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Spain, Morocco, Canada, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Ireland, South Africa, Norway, Sweden and USA.
Mikhaeel Mala was born and raised in the West Midlands, UK. He is a reciter of the Quran who has had the honour of working across the world at events held in the UK, USA, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Norway, The Netherlands and Malaysia. Mikhaael has also performed at iconic locations such as Wembley Arena, o2 Arena, Symphony Hall and Liverpool Echo Arena.
He completed his Alimiyya (Darse Nizami) and Quranic studies at the Darul Qurra institute under the tutelage and guidance of Sheikh Abu Adam Akhlaq al Azhari in Birmingham, UK. He furthered his Islamic Studies in Egypt and Algeria where he studied Quran and Fiqh with some of the most prestigious scholars. His teachers included, Shaykh Yassir AbdulBasit (son of Shaykh AbdulBasit AbdulSamad), Shaykh Ashraf Hamid al-Azhari (imam of the Al Azhar Mosque) Shaykh Zouhair Qazzan al-Maliki, Shaykh Ibrahim al Muallim al Samanoody, Sheikh Hani Saad Mahmoud (Imam of the Azhar Mosque) and Sheikh Abu Asim el Badawy. The above scholars have given him ijazah in the Quranic recitation and books of tajweed, namely; Tuhfatul Atfaal, al Jazariyya and Tuhfa Samnoodiya. Mikhaeel Mala regularly appears on national TV and radio in Egypt and the UK. He is currently a Secondary school teacher and continues to teach Quran and the sciences of tajweed globally.
Qaiser Mehmood Madni is a highly acclaimed host with expertise in Urdu and Punjabi languages. He holds two master's degrees in Urdu and Punjabi from the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. His hosting journey began in 2004, and since then, he has had the privilege of hosting numerous prominent events across Pakistan, the UK, and Europe. Presently, he continues to captivate audiences as a host for many TV networks, leading live events in the UK and Europe.