Our Shura Board
- Qari Is’Haaq Jasat – Founder and Director
- Sheikh Khalil Laher – Fiqh & Community Development Advisor
- Sultan Ahmed – Media and Public Relations Advisor
- Mohammed Moolla – Marketing and Social Media Advisor
- Ikbal Hussain – Brand Development Advisor
- Jamal Mannan – Sustainability & Business Development Advisor
Shaykh Khalil ibn Elyas Laher – (UK)
(Maulana) Khalil ibn Ilyas Laher was born and brought up in London. During his secondary school, he enrolled in the newly established Jamiat al-Ilm Wa al-Huda in Blackburn UK also known as Dar-AL-Uloom Blackburn. After completing his GCSE’s, he spent seven years studying the higher Islamic sciences and various other sciences thereafter he formally graduated with a degree in Islamic Studies., as a qualified Alim(Jurist) from the ‘Alimiyyah course with authentic certifications(Ijazaah) in various disciplines under the tutorship of Mufti Abdus Samad, Moulana Abdul Haq and others. His studies of Islam and religion have included both traditional and Western academic settings.
He is currently the head teacher of a weekend islamic School/Madrassah in London, he also works full-time as a faith advisor and teacher.
During his busy schedule, (Maulana) Khalil dedicates time and effort to manage the Q&A and Ulamaa of this site. Providing invaluable suggestions and advice in progressing our services.
Qari Is’Haaq Jasat – Founder & Director (UK)
Qari Is’Haaq is the founder and Director of National Huffadh Association UK. He has studied Tajweed and Qiraa’ah in Egypt & Morocco and is currently studying the Saba’ Qiraa’ah (7 Different ways of recital). He has vast experience of teaching in a school setting and currently teaches KS3 & KS4 Humanities at Tawhid Boys School in Hackney. He is also serving currently as the Head Teacher at Masjid e Quba Evening Madrasah in Hackney, London.
He has successfully completed an LLB (Hons) Law degree at the University of East London and undertook the Legal Practice Course at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is a qualified Solicitor by profession and memorised the Holy Qur’aan by the age of 11 at Quwwat ul Islam Masjid, London.
Qari Is’Haaq currently is a part-time Imaam at London Islamic Cultural Society in North London. He has also been invited to lead the Taraweeh prayers in Jordan, India, Morocco & Germany. Furthermore, he has taken part in various International Qur’aan Competitions around the world, notably in: Egypt, Croatia, India and Morocco, in which he has represented the UK.
He has deep passion and love for The Qur’aan and is always involved in organising Qiraa’ah events in London with International Reciters. He is one of the head Judges for the IQRA TV ‘Q Factor’ National Qur’aan Competition and is actively involved in organizing and judging other Qur’aan competitions across the UK. He has also recently established Quraan Movement UK, which is an online platform, aimed at involving youngsters and spreading the love of Qur’aan.
Sultan Ahmed – Media & Public Relations Advisor
A Bangladeshi-born British TV Presenter, Sultan Ahmed graduated in BA (Hons) Operations Management and is currently serving as an international humanitarian worker for Islamic Relief.
Sultan is an avid Qur’an reciter and spent his childhood in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in Al-Ain where he learnt the art of reciting the Qur’an (Tajweed) under the stewardship of his father.
He has won numerous Qur’an competitions in UAE as well as in the UK. He is best known for presenting the inaugural series of Q-Factor (Qur’an competition) on Channel-S in 2012.
Sultan was recognised for his talents by being nominated as one of the ’50 Brightest British Bangladeshis in 2014′.
He has also presented the Live Hajj programme from Makkah and Madinah in 2016 as well as fronted the documentary series “Footsteps of Ibrahim” on Islam Channel and currently leads the ‘National Qira’ah Competition’ on the channel.
Most recently Sultan has joined the ‘National Huffadh Association UK’ and is serving as their PR Adviser.