SPEAKERS #UMC2017
SPEAKERS & ARTISTS IMAM SIRAJ WAHHAJ (USA) The legendary Imam Siraj has served the Muslim community for decades being one of the most influential, powerful and longest serving speakers on the international circuit. A former Christian Activist with an amazing journey that eventually brought him to traditional Islam.
SH RUZWAN (UK) Shaykh Ruzwan graduated in Geopolitics and Arabic from the University of Glasgow. He left to study with a wide array of leading scholars in the Muslim world. He read Turkish language at the University of Ankara in Turkey and as part of his formal Islamic training he graduated from the Fat’h Islamic Law College in Damascus, graduating from the prestigious 6-year program with a distinction of merit. He co-founded the Solas Foundation. He is the author and educational director the iSyllabus Islamic studies program.
SH SULAIMAN MOOLA (SOUTH AFRICA) Shaykh Sulaiman Moola is a highly sought after who has spoken at some of the most high profiled conventions around the globe. He began studying the sacred sciences at an early age. After having completed the memorization of the Quran at the age of 14 in 1989, for the next seven years he went on to study the Islamic sciences which include Arabic (and all its related sciences becoming especially fluent in Arabic poetry), Tafsir, Hadith, Aqidah and Fiqh.
SR DUNIA SHUAIB (USA) Dunia is a certified marriage educator, host of Deen with Dunia, motivational speaker, lecturer and author. She combines her knowledge of Islam and psychology to help Muslims who are striving to create and maintain a harmonious relationship between their deen and dunya. Dunia is passionate about helping Muslims in their relationships. In addition to her focus in providing psychoeducation, she has been doing extensive research to pinpoint the problems in Muslim marriages in the West and to help find practical solutions. She conducts a variety of workshops and has conducted regular weekly halaqat in the Dallas area.
BR TAJI MUSTAFA (UK) Taji is an activist, writer, member of an Islamic political party and prolific speaker. He has appeared a number of times on BBC, CNN, ITV, and Channel 4. Following the Danish papers caricatures of Prophet (saw), he participated in a special TV debate (Channel 4 Dispatches) on the issue in which he articulately defended the Islamic perspective.
SH ZAHIR MAHMOOD (UK) Shaykh Zahir is one of UK’s most powerful, inspiring and sought after speakers who completed his alim course in South Africa. He also possesses a BA in Applied Theological Studies from the University of Birmingham.
SR ZARA FARIS (UK) Zara Faris is a graduate in Arabic & Islamic Studies from SOAS University (School of Oriental and African Studies). She has lived for a year in Egypt studying the Arabic language. She is now a Researcher and International Speaker for the Muslim Debate Initiative (MDI). She is of Kurdish/Pakistani origin. In the UK, Zara has delivered lectures at a number of universities around the country, including SOAS, LSE, KCL, and UCL, on the subjects of Women in Islam, Justice for Women and Men, Feminism, Reformation and Revival, and Muslims in the West. She has had regular media appearances including on the Islam Channel, Muslim World Network TV, Voice of Russia Radio, and others. She has publicly debated, ‘Do Women Need Feminism?’ with Green Party Leader, Natalie Bennett, ‘Do Women Need Power?’ with Councillor Rania Khan (Cabinet Member for Culture), ‘Islam or Feminism: Which one can truly liberate women?’ with journalist and feminist activist, Julie Bindel, ‘This House Believes Sharia Law is fairer than English law’, with an English Law Judge and QC (the motion was won on vote change), and ‘Islam and Feminism: Compatible or Conflicting’ with Sisters in Islam Board Member, and daughter of former Malaysian prime minister, Marina Mahathir. Zara was keynote speaker at the ground breaking female convention, the Muslimah’s Legacy, organised by Al Hikma.
DR SHAHRUL HUSSAIN (UK) Dr. Shahrul is an University Lecturer for a Masters programme in Islamic Studies. He is a keen educationalist, thinker, author and Islamic scholar who completed his primary Islamic studies in Britain. He then travelled to Egypt and graduated from the prestigious University of Al-Azahr specialising in Islamic Law & Jurisprudence.
BR ABDUR RAHEEM GREEN (UK) Abdurraheem embraced Islam over 20 years ago and since that time has been active in the field of dawah. He was educated in a Christian monastic school. Abdurraheem spent many years at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde park, where he made his name as an inspirational orator. He is a regular on Peace TV ad the founder of iERA.
QARI ZIYAAD PATEL (SOUTH AFRICA)
MUSLIM BELAL (UK)
ISSAM BAYAN (GERMANY)

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