Shaykh Shams’s Biography

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General Biography

Shaykh Shams Adduha is the founder of Mawaridlifestyle.com. Co-founder and former director of Ebrahim College (EC), and an executive board member of the British Board of Scholars and Imams.

He has worked as a London based Imam, teacher, school governor, and has worked on several educational projects throughout his career, most notably, Ebrahim College which he co-founded in 2003, and served as its director until March 2019, when he stepped down to focus more on community work, teaching and academia.

Since EC, shaykh Shams has been consulting for SOAS, University of London, on a project to help develop Islamic seminaries through accreditation. He continues to work as a consultant on Islam, the Muslim community, and Islamic education.

He has also dived back into a more active role in the community: appearing regularly on Islamic TV channels, representing Muslims on mainstream media, speaking in the community, as well as strategic leadership work with other community leaders and scholars.

In Autumn of 2019, Shaykh Shams launched Mawaridlifestyle.com. An online learning platform and blog which focuses on Islamic lifestyle, spirituality, and education. Shaykh Shams teaches online courses on the platform and provides his services to the community through it.

As an educationalist, shaykh Shams is particularly interested in developing contextualised programmes of learning for Islamic studies and the Islamic sciences for British Muslims. As a teacher he also lectures in Islamic theology, hadith studies, and Islamic jurisprudence. As a writer and academic, he has edited translations of classical texts, and is soon to publish several works of his own.

Shaykh Shams grew up in East London. He memorised the holy Qur’an and studied the Islamic Sciences at traditional Islamic seminaries (Darul Ulooms) in the UK and Bangladesh, and, upon his return to the UK, completed a Masters in Islamic Studies at the University of London, Birkbeck College.


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