Our Team

Our people are who we are.

Helping students achieve their potential is a core foundation upon which our organisation is built upon. We have initiated a culture based on teamwork, mutual respect andcommitment to helping our students succeed professionally and personally through world class training and development courses. Our success is based upon the commitment, drive and passion of the diverse people working here.

Dr. Ehab Abouheif
Professor Abouheif is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at McGill University. He was recently awarded the 2014 E.W.R.…
Dr. Matteen Rafiqi
Dr Ab Matteen Rafiqi started his scientific career from Wageningen University in the Netherlands where he did a Master of…
Waleed Wain - Director of Operations
Waleed Wain graduated in Political Economy of the Middle East (MA) from King's College University in 2013, and has an…
Dr Alparslan Acikgenc: Senior Instructor
Dr Alparslan Acikgenc was born in Erzurum, Turkey in 1952. After completing the early education, he received a B.A. degree at…
Imam Shabir Ally: Senior Instructor
Imam Shabir Ally is the president of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto where he functions as Imam.…
Nabil Asif: e-Learning & ICT Manager
Nabil is an experienced Learning Technologist with a passion for exploring ways in which technology can be utilised to enhance…
Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy: Senior Instructor
Shaykh Al-Ninowy began his studies under his father, As-Sayyed Yahya ibn Muhammad, memorising the Qur'an and acquiring knowledge in Islamic…
Safaruk Zaman Chowdhury: Instructor
Safaruk completed his undergraduate studies in Philosophy in 2002 focusing on Medieval philosophical theology before embarking on further studies in…
Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch: Instructor
Imam Muhammad Abdul Latif Finch is an American Muslim Lecturer, Teacher, and Da’ee. After converting to Islam at the age…
Dr Laura Z McDonald: Director & Senior Instructor
After studying Social Anthropology with sub-honours in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of St Andrews, Laura completed…
Dr Salah Eddin  Zaimeche  Al-Djazairi:    Instructor
Dr Salah has lectured and researched at the University of Constantine in Algeria for more than ten years. He also…
Dr Salim Ayduz: Senior Instructor
  Dr. Salim Aydüz is a senior scholar at Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation. In 1986 he attended Istanbul…
Nabila Fowles-gutierrez: Course Coordinator
Nabila Fowles-Gutierrez is a Midwife, activist, broadcaster and musician. Born in Venezuela, Nabila has lived in the UK since 1981,…
Shaykh Atabek Shukurov Nasafi: Senior Instructor
He was born in a country where giants of Islamic scholarship were nurtured and raised. Such luminaries as Abu Laith…
Adam Deen: Founder & Executive Director
Adam Deen is the founder and exec Director at the Deen Institute.   He has spoken at over 40 university…