I graduated from Sheffield Dental School in 1998; and in 2007 I attained a Masters (MMedSci) in Restorative Dentistry.
In parallel, I studied Islamic Studies, and attained my license in that area from the European Institute for Human Sciences (2003); and completed my MA in Islamic Studies from the Markfield Institute for Higher Education in 2017.
I have been involved in leadership positions within the Muslim Community since 1993.
I believe that knowledge is a gift from Allah; and I believe that it should be shared freely. I try to share knowledge when I promote Islamic values which call to good morals and ethics, through the many sermons and lectures that I have delievered.
In 2016, I went on a national tour, as an Islamic Imam delivering on the topic: 'Practicing Islam...Path to Building Britain', which has been delivered all over the UK.
I consider myself a British Muslim imam, delivering important messages on relevant and sensitive topics of today, such as how to educate young Muslims in Britain and help them to deviate away from extremist interpretations of Islam.
This website tells you more about my personal profile; and indeed you can access more of my lectures and courses online.
Outside the workplace, I enjoy walking and exploring the heritage.
History is the story of people; and I find it remarkable to learn other people's stories.
I also enjoy sport, although I don't get much time to do regular sporting activities. Recently, I have started to cycle to work, which is a great experience in itself.
And at the moment, I am toying with the idea of running the London Marathon.
In this blog, read about why it is important to avoid judging others, a trap which can have serious consequences.