Meet Our Staff & Advisers

Al-Madad stands for “reinforcement”. We reinforce the Imaan (belief) of those Muslims on the brink as a result of life’s tests and tribulations. Who see only despair ahead and whom crises have come close to breaking. When urgent intervention into a crisis is necessary, Al-Madad provides the support, love, care and intervention needed to ensure the two most important things are rescued: Life and Religion. This is Al-Madad’s mission: to be an ally to the community when time is of the essence.

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Nadeem has studied history at Oxford University and King's College London. He is currently researching the intersectionality of culture and politics within the women of the Pakistani diaspora at Oxford University, which he hopes to turn in to a Dphil. Nadeem is keen on creating spaces for authentic Muslim voices in academia, resistance and diaspora dialogue. He specialises in postmodernism and theories of history. He has also studied Arabic and Islamic sciences. Currently he also co-hosts the Unscripted podcast.

Khalida Haque

Psychotherapist, Counselling Services Manager, Clinical Supervisor & Group Facilitator

Khalida Haque is a Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Group Facilitator and Trainer. She is also a private practitioner, a counselling services manager, a founding director of Khair Therapeutic Services CIC, a co-host of The BIG Reconnect Sleepover, a writer, a traveller and a reluctant speaker.

She holds a Bsc(Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, a PG Dip and MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. She is invested in her own personal, professional and spiritual development. In pursuit of Islamic related knowledge over a span of 3 decades she has attended courses and talks with/at Regents Park Mosque, East London Mosque, Cambridge Muslim College, IIDR, Islamic Circles, Islamic Courses, JIMAS, Shaykha Halima Krausen, Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Akram Nadwi and Shaykh Haytham Tamim. She is a member of IPPA, MCAPN and IAIP - organisations involved with Muslim and Islamic Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Khalida has worked with and for a wide range of organisations including UCL Hospitals, Terrence Higgins Trust, Age UK, Woman’s Trust, Nour DV, As Suffa, National Zakat Foundation, HHUGS, Solace UK, SISTERS Magazine, Sanibel Counselling Centre, Schools Counselling Partnership, Osmani Trust, Nafas BDP, Al Noor Muslim Primary School, Mindworks UK and London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Pastoral Adviser & Supervisor

A graduate of Darul ‘Ulum, Bury qualified as a Ḥafidh, ‘Alim and a Mufti. He is knowledgeable in the field of Islamic Theology, under the guidance of the teachings of Shaykhul Hadeeth Molana Yusuf Motala. He is currently teaching Ḥadith in Darul Ilm Birmingham.

He is practically and theoretically conversant and knowledgeable in the field of Islamic studies and theology. He has graduated from Birmingham City University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in LLB Law. He has completed a Dissertation on Islamic Inheritance Law
He has delivered lectures in the U.K, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Malaysia, Bahrain and across the globe on various topics like Ṣalaḥ, Zakah, Fasting, Marriage, the Khulafa and the lives of 20 influential imaams.

He answers queries for the muslim community on daruliftabirmingham. His Fatwās can also be found on daruliftabirmingham.co.uk He is also the editor of the quarterly magazine Al Mujeeb. Mufti Tosir is an inspirational leader who has managed to change ordinary people’s lives by creating Darul ilm Madrassah. He has single handedly taken his vision of a madrassah serving the muslim community and made it into a reality.

Nasima umm Hamza

Pastoral Adviser & Mentorship

Ustadha Nasima Umm Hamza holds a degree from Queen Mary University in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, she is a qualified teacher. After studying in Egypt and graduating with distinction in her Islamic Scholarship (Alimiyyah) and gaining Ijaza under the tutelage of Shaykh Akram Nadwi, she established The Quran Institute with her husband. She is currently an Arabic instructor and course co-ordinator for the institute and a trainee Muftiyyah and a proud mother of four.

Additional information about the ‘Alimiyyah

The Shahada al-‘Alimiyyah has been translated as ‘Licence in Islamic Scholarship’ and is the most distinguished accolade awarded by the Institute. Students will spend a minimum of two years under the tutelage of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi perfecting their studies in the Islamic Sciences. After the two years, students will be entitled to sit their final exams which will be in Arabic, which will then signify the completion of the ISP and grants the student full authorisation in Islamic Scholarship (shahadah). This is in addition to the ijazat received throughout the ISP upon completion of certain texts of fiqh and hadith, and those issued on our Sacred Sciences Journeys.

Additional information about Ijazaat

She attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in the UK

1. Shaykh Mohammed Akram An-Nadwi
2. Shaykh Muhammad Ziad bin Omar al-Tuklah - Kitab al-Ikhlas wa-al-Niyah of Ibn Abi al-Dunya and Juz al-Ansari
3. Shaykh Muhammad Ayyub Surti; senior student of Shaykh Yunus Jaunpuri and possessor of one of the highest and unique Hadith isnads in the United Kingdom - Ijazah for al-Awail al-Sunbuliyyah

She attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in Al-Maghrib from the city of Rabat and Fez

1. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Kattani
2. Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Kattani
3. Shaykha Nuzha Kattaniyyah
4. Shaykha Nurul Huda Kattaniyyah
5. Shaykh Jafar al-Kattani
6. Shaykh Muhammad Abdur Rahman al-Kattani
7. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Jay
8. Shaykh Muhammad al-Siqalli
9. Shaykh Imam Abdur Rahman al-Kattani (possessor of the highest isnads in the world) Ijaza samaa’ (hearing) of the entire Shamail of Tirmidhi
10. Shaykh Muhammad Idris al-Fasi al-Fihri (Khatib of Jami al-Qarawiyin)
11. Shaykha Bahiyyah al-Qutbiyyah (107 years old and student of Imam Tahir Ibn Ashour)

She attained Ijazaat from the following scholars from Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Madinah Al-Munawwarah

* الشيخ رحمة الله بن عبد الغني البرماوي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.
* الشيخ حامد بن أحمد بن أكرم البخاري سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية
* الشيخة منيرة بنت جمال سنبل سمعنا منها الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.
* الشيخ علي بن سالم بن سعيد الحضرمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية
* الشيخ عبد الله التوم سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد الرحمن بن حسين الموجان الغامدي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالمحبة والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد الوكيل بن عبد الحق الهاشمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالعين والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد القيوم بن عبد الغفور السندي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات.

Rubena Begum

Support Counsellor (MBACP)

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Criminal Justice Studies, Introduction to Counselling, Certificate of Higher Education in Counseling and Counselling Skills, Level 5 Higher Professional Dip in Counselling (MBACP)

Professional Membership: MBACP

Theoretical Approach: Person-Centred Counselling

Mode of Practice: Long- term face-to-face, Short- term face-to-face talking therapy.

Clients I work with: Young people/ Adolescents, Adults, Older adults

Some of the issues/ concerns I work with: Stress/anxiety, Depression, Sexuality, Addiction/Substance misuse, Identity, Self-harm, Anger management, Eating disorders.

Moinul abu Hamza

Pastoral Adviser & Mentorship

Moinul Abu Hamza is the founder of The Quran Institute and a teacher in Tafsir Studies. He is an activist, writer and khateeb in London. He is currently pursuing his Iftaa qualification and training to be a jurisconsult (Mufti) under the tutelage of Mufti Tosir of Darul Iftaa Birmingham. He began his studies in arabic, tafsir and sharh of hadith and tajweed in Egypt. He also has studied Qira’aat in Al-Azhar Masjid and studied and attained accreditation from Seminary of Sheikh Ma’sarawy. He then achieved an Álimiyyiah Qualification under the tutelage of Sheikh Akram Nadwi in Al-Salaam Institute and is currently teaching The Arabic Renaissance Course at The London Muslim Centre.

Additional information about the ‘Alimiyyah

The Shahada al-‘Alimiyyah has been translated as ‘Licence in Islamic Scholarship’ and is the most distinguished accolade awarded by the Institute. Students will spend a minimum of two years under the tutelage of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi perfecting their studies in the Islamic Sciences. After the two years, students will be entitled to sit their final exams which will be in Arabic, which will then signify the completion of the ISP and grants the student full authorisation in Islamic Scholarship (shahadah). This is in addition to the ijazat received throughout the ISP upon completion of certain texts of fiqh and hadith, and those issued on our Sacred Sciences Journeys.

Additional information about Ijazaat

He attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in the UK

1. Shaykh Mohammed Akram An-Nadwi
2. Shaykh Muhammad Ziad bin Omar al-Tuklah - Kitab al-Ikhlas wa-al-Niyah of Ibn Abi al-Dunya and Juz al-Ansari
3. Shaykh Muhammad Ayyub Surti; senior student of Shaykh Yunus Jaunpuri and possessor of one of the highest and unique Hadith isnads in the United Kingdom - Ijazah for al-Awail al-Sunbuliyyah

He attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in Al-Maghrib from the city of Rabat and Fez

1. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Kattani
2. Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Kattani
3. Shaykha Nuzha Kattaniyyah
4. Shaykha Nurul Huda Kattaniyyah
5. Shaykh Jafar al-Kattani
6. Shaykh Muhammad Abdur Rahman al-Kattani
7. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Jay
8. Shaykh Muhammad al-Siqalli
9. Shaykh Imam Abdur Rahman al-Kattani (possessor of the highest isnads in the world) Ijaza samaa’ (hearing) of the entire Shamail of Tirmidhi
10. Shaykh Muhammad Idris al-Fasi al-Fihri (Khatib of Jami al-Qarawiyin)
11. Shaykha Bahiyyah al-Qutbiyyah (107 years old and student of Imam Tahir Ibn Ashour)

He attained Ijazaat from the following scholars from Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Madinah Al-Munawwarah

* الشيخ رحمة الله بن عبد الغني البرماوي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.
* الشيخ حامد بن أحمد بن أكرم البخاري سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية
* الشيخة منيرة بنت جمال سنبل سمعنا منها الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.
* الشيخ علي بن سالم بن سعيد الحضرمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية
* الشيخ عبد الله التوم سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد الرحمن بن حسين الموجان الغامدي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالمحبة والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد الوكيل بن عبد الحق الهاشمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالعين والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد القيوم بن عبد الغفور السندي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات.

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Abdullah al Andalusi is an international speaker, thinker and intellectual activist for Islam and Muslim affairs. His work involves explaining advancing the intellectual proofs for the Islamic belief system. He has 10 years of experience engaging in debates with secularists, liberals, atheists and secular Christians, explaining and examining the background and reality behind Western cultural products, philosophies, political systems, values and intellectual self-justifications.