Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi (UK)

Mohammad Akram Nadwi is from the Indian city of Lucknow. He is a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul 'Ulama (India) where he studied and taught shari'ah.

Shaykh Akram is a Muhaddith of the highest calibre who has specialised in 'Ilm ul Rijal [the study of the narrators of Hadith]. He has Ijaza (licenses) from many of the most renowned scholars of our time including Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Al-Nadwi, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. He has a doctorate in Arabic Language and has authored and translated over 20 titles on Fiqh, Qur'an and Hadith including his monumental 40 volume work on the lives of female scholars of Hadith. His scholastic status is acknowledged internationally.

He is currently a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University.

Shaykh Akram is the author of Al-Fiqh Al-Islami, the first book of its kind originally written in English covering the Fiqh of the Hanifi School of Thought.

Shaykh Abdallah Adhami (USA)

Shaykh Abdallah Adhami was born in Georgetown, Washington, DC, of the noble lineage of the family of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. He began his studies of shari'ah at the age of eight, and heard his first scholarly narrative in 1975. He earned scholarly licenses from many eminent scholars from Damascus, Egypt and Morocco, and is honoured with the unique and rare distinction of being a certified narrator of hadith.

Shaykh Abdallah also holds a degree in architecture from Pratt in New York City, and has seven years of international corporate experience in the area of organizational development and executive training.

Shaykh Abdallah has been serving the needs of the Muslim community in North America for over twenty years. He is currently working on a number of books, while pursuing higher studies in jurisprudence and Qur'anic sciences.

His works centre on exploring the legal, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the linguistic implications of shari'ah texts. His works also strive to relate the eternal relevance of the essence of shari'ah laws as a vehicle to enhance modern lived experience.

Shaykh Ahmed Muhammad Sa'ad (Egypt)

Shaykh Ahmed Muhammad Sa'ad committed to memory the entire Qur'an at the tender age of 10 at the hands of his late father, who was a scholar and studied traditional Islamic sciences including Hadith, Tafseer, Fiqh and Tajweed. Having joined the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Egypt at the age of 12, where he spent 17 years acquiring traditional Islamic sciences. He graduated from Al-Azhar whilst also gaining the distinct honour of being awarded the certificate for being the best student at Al-Azhar University for two consecutive years. He has also studied 'Religious Pluralism and Public Life' at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Shaykh Ahmed Sa'ad is a consultant and counsellor on the "Ask About Islam" page on He is also an official Imam for Egypt's Ministry of Awqaaf (Religious Endowments) and the executive manager of the Bridges Foundation.

Shaykh Ahmed Sa'ad has penned numerous research papers and articles, including "Ethics of Difference", "Muslim Minority Law", "Divorce Rates in North American Muslim Community" and "Religion and its Role in the USA."

He has translated the Munajah of Imam Hasan Al-Banna and Imam Nawawi's Adab al Alim wal Muta'allim.

Dr Azzam Tamimi (UK)

Dr Azzam Tamimi is originally from Hebron in occupied Palestine. He is the director of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought (IIPT), based in London. He has written and edited several books and papers, namely Rachid Ghannouchi, Democrat within Islamism; Power-Sharing in Islam; Islam and Secularism in the Middle East and Hamas - the Unwritten Chapters.

Dr Azzam Tamimi is an outspoken voice against corruption, injustice and the occupation of Palestine. With a strong grounding in shari'ah and modern-day academia, Dr Azzam is a powerful lecturer and runs training programmes on a range of issues for Muslims and non-Muslims.

Shaykh Yahya Hawwa (Jordan)

Shaykh Yahya Hawwa was born in Syria, city of Hama 1976. He grew up and received his education in Makkah in addition to memorising the Qur'an. He was the Imam of Alkaloti Mosque, one of the largest Mosque in Amman.

Shaykh Yahya is gifted with one of the most sweetest and melodic recitations of the Qur'an for which he is well known in the Middle East.

Besides being a Hafiz and an Imam, he is an accomplished nasheed artist. He has written and performed for over seven years and has released four albums. He is renowned in the Middle East; especially Syria where he regularly appears on television/satellite channels.

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