Meet our team
Meet the team here at S.A.L.A.M Initiative
Amir Abu Sana
Abu Sana, has been very active with various internationally recognized, registered humanitarian charities here in the UK and abroad. Over the years he has been privileged to work at all levels from front line conditions to managing entire humanitarian projects. This has enabled him to acquire sound knowledge and experience particularly in the areas of developing and monitoring objectives, having sound administrative systems in place to ensure checks and balances and compliance procedures are implemented.
Abdullah Abu Fatimah
Shaykh Abdullah brings multiple facets of skills set to the Salam Project. He is an Imam, a teacher, he has taught at several Muslim educational organisations as well as non Muslim organisations, including public schools and colleges. He also heads 2 of the Muslim welfare organisations as well as being an entrepreneur and a scientist in natural sciences. He grew up in Mecca as a child, there he studied multiple desciplines of traditional Islamic sciences under some of the renowned scholars of the Muslim world. He completed his higher education in natural sciences in the UK. He also memorised the Quran at a very young age and he at present leads Taraweeh prayers every Ramadan at an Islamic centre in London.
Abu Safiyyah Mohammed Osman
Academic Researcher & Religious Advisor
Sh Mohammed Osman is an Islamic theologian, lecturer and teacher of Islamic studies who has taught in many international contexts in the West and the Middle-East. He graduated from Madinah Islamic University (KSA) with a BA Hons in Hadith & Islamic Sciences. The Shaykh has numerous Ijazat in various disciplines, such as Hanbali Jurisprudence and many books of Hadith. His prominent list of teachers includes Shaykh Dr Abdullah Al-Ghunayman, Sh AbdulMuhsin al-‘Abbad, Shaykh Dr Khalid Afeefi and many others. He is currently pursuing an MA in Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
Academic Researcher & Religious Advisor
Sh Muhammed has been a teacher of Islamic studies in the UK for over 10 years. The sheikh has studied knowledge directly from the scholars in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, equipping him with a strong foundation to deal and tackle with contemporary issues. He teaches at various Islamic institutions including London Central Mosque aswell as many others and in addition, also lectures at various UK Universities. The sheikh has a strong passion for motivating the youth and giving public dawah. With the help of the Almighty, the sheikh hopes to continue his work in dawah to strengthen the global Muslim community by removing misconceptions about Islam and spreading the correct Islamic understanding.
Marketing Manager & Media Host
Ali Dawah is an activist, international public speaker and prominent YouTuber who has achieved wide-scale popularity among Muslim communities in the West. He is engaged in community outreach work as well as polemics with people of different religious backgrounds. Ali is a student of comparative religion and, as such, has online releases which aim to raise awareness to mass audiences on such topics. He is also active in deconstructing extremist narratives, both far right and Islamic political extremism.
Academic Researcher & Media Host
Mohammed Hijab is a debater and public speaker who engages in discussions and polemics on a wide variety of topics including religion, politics and society. He completed a Politics degree and a Masters in History from Queen Mary University. He has taught and instructed courses on humanities and languages in many contexts. He has numerous Ijazahs in some Islamic sciences and has studied in multiple Islamic seminaries including the Shinqeeti Institute which employs a traditional Mauritanian style of teaching the Sacred Sciences. Mohammed is currently doing further postgraduate research in Islamic studies at SOAS University of London.
Sisters Dep Manager
Bint Ibrahim is a medical student who is an active member of the dawah in multiple associations in the UK. She is a skilled photographer and a marketing staff member of the team. Bint Ibrahim youth work in her local communities has helped her understand the struggles other young Muslims are facing growing up in Europe. Much of her experience over the years has come from working in the charity sector across the country.
Hyder Omar began his journey in the third sector as a volunteer, working in various office and field roles. His experience is all hands on, he believes success can be gained through good morals, clarity and honesty. His academic background is scientific in nature, holding a degree in Biological Sciences. Hyder holds that through science knowledge into the creative power of our creator can accessed from a first hand perspective. As such, he seeks to reconcile between science and Islam, just as the early Muslim scientists did.