Mufti Amjad M. Mohammed

Mufti Amjad M. Mohammed

Founder and Head Researcher

Muftī Qāḍī Sayyid Amjad M Mohammed, MPhil, is the Founder and Principal of the Islamic seminary, Dār al-ʿUlūm al-Zaytuniyya (www.olivefoundation.org.uk), based in Bradford (UK), which consists of secondary schools, elementary academies for maktab (foundational Islamic teachings), ḥifẓ (Qur’ān memorization) and other primary student services and higher academies delivering the full traditional seminary ʿĀlimiyya course from which numerous Imams and ʿUlamā have graduated. He is the Dean and Head Researcher of the Institute for the Revival of Traditional Islamic Sciences (www.IRTIS.org.uk) which provides critical research on the validity and coherence of traditional Islam within contemporary global society. He is Lecturer in Islamic Jurisprudence and Ḥadīth studies at the Islamic University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam (IUASR) in the Islamic Theology undergraduate program. He is the Principal Jurisconsult of Markaz al-Iftāʾ wa’l-Qaḍāʾ, a leading center for religious consultancy, spiritual care, and advisory judgements, which provides hundreds of advisory opinions to members of the public and public services annually. He is the Vice-Chair of the British Board of Imams and Scholars (www.BBSI.org.uk), one of the largest collectives of Muslim scholars in Europe, and the Wifaqul Ulama (www.wifaqululama.co.uk), a scholarly organization specialized in addressing Muslim minority issues.

His research focuses on hermeneutics, Islamic jurisprudence and Muslim minorities, on which his first book Muslims in non-Muslim Lands: A Legal Study with Applications (Islamic Texts Society, 2013) was published. As a highly trained seminary scholar (ʿālim), he has taught the six primary collections (ṣiḥḥa sitta) of prophetic traditions (ḥadīth) for the last decade and teaches Islamic legal theory and philosophy (uṣūl al-fiqh), the higher books of jurisprudence (fiqh) and Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr). He has also lectured on Islamic jurisprudence at Bradford University (UK).

His research focuses on:

  • Islamic jurisprudence and philosophy of law (uṣūl al-fiqh), Islamic ethics, Islam and human rights discourse
  • Tafsīr studies, Qur’anic studies, Ḥadīth studies
  • Islam and political thought, Islamic international law (siyar), Sharīʿa and governance, Muslim minority jurisprudence
  • Islam in the west, Muslim minorities, Islamophobia
  • Applications of Islamic jurisprudence in the modern world in all spheres of human activity; financial, pastoral, charitable and educational.

His previous degrees include BSc (Hons) BMAIS PGCE PGDipRes PGCHEP FHEA NPQH. He has multiple publications on the subjects of Islamic jurisprudence, Muslim minority jurisprudence, Islamic theology, tafsīrstudies, ḥadīth studies, Islamic bioethics, and Islamic finance. He has lectured on multiple subjects, and has appeared on numerous media presentations, conferences and programmes, and is consulted regularly on matters nationally and internationally.

Arnold Yasin Mol

Arnold Yasin Mol

Research assistant

 

Mufti Abdul Waheed

Research assistant

Mufti Abdul Waheed has studied the dars-i niẓāmī and iftā specialization under several esteemed scholars, and is a full time teacher. At IRTIS he contributes research fatāwā on contemporary issues.

Maulana Hashim Khan

Research assistant

Maulana Hashim Khan studies at the Whitethread Institute under the auspices of Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera. His thesis research: “Abiding by the law of a non-Muslim land” is guided by IRTIS.