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Meet The Founders

Meet your companions on your journey of seeking sacred knowledge


      Mufti Moinul Abu Hamza

    Mentor & Quran Instructor



    Mufti Moinul Abu Hamza is an arabic and tafsir instructor at the The Quran Institute. He has recently completed his Ifta course at Darul Iftaa Birmingham. Before this, he was awarded his Alimiyyah Qualification under the tutelage of Sheikh Akram Nadwi at the Al-Salaam Institute which is authorised by Dar Al-Uloom Nadwatu Al-Ulama, Lucknow, India. He is currently the co-Headteacher at The Quran Academy with his wife Muftiyah Nasima Umm Hamza.


    Additional information about the ‘Alimiyyah

    The Shahada al-‘Alimiyyah has been translated as ‘Licence in Islamic Scholarship’ and is the most distinguished accolade awarded by the Institute. Students will spend a minimum of two years under the tutelage of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi perfecting their studies in the Islamic Sciences. After the two years, students will be entitled to sit their final exams which will be in Arabic, which will then signify the completion of the ISP and grants the student full authorisation in Islamic Scholarship (shahadah). This is in addition to the ijazat received throughout the ISP upon completion of certain texts of fiqh and hadith, and those issued on our Sacred Sciences Journeys.


    Additional information about Ijazaat


    He attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in the UK


    1. Shaykh Mohammed Akram An-Nadwi

    2. Shaykh Muhammad Ziad bin Omar al-Tuklah - Kitab al-Ikhlas wa-al-Niyah of Ibn Abi al-Dunya and Juz al-Ansari

    3. Shaykh Muhammad Ayyub Surti; senior student of Shaykh Yunus Jaunpuri and possessor of one of the highest and unique Hadith isnads in the United Kingdom - Ijazah for al-Awail al-Sunbuliyyah


    He attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in Al-Maghrib from the city of Rabat and Fez


    1. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Kattani

    2. Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Kattani

    3. Shaykha Nuzha Kattaniyyah

    4. Shaykha Nurul Huda Kattaniyyah

    5. Shaykh Jafar al-Kattani

    6. Shaykh Muhammad Abdur Rahman al-Kattani

    7. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Jay

    8. Shaykh Muhammad al-Siqalli

    9. Shaykh Imam Abdur Rahman al-Kattani (possessor of the highest isnads in the world) Ijaza samaa’ (hearing) of the entire Shamail of Tirmidhi

    10. Shaykh Muhammad Idris al-Fasi al-Fihri (Khatib of Jami al-Qarawiyin)

    11. Shaykha Bahiyyah al-Qutbiyyah (107 years old and student of Imam Tahir Ibn Ashour)


    He attained Ijazaat from the following scholars from Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Madinah Al-Munawwarah


    * الشيخ رحمة الله بن عبد الغني البرماوي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.

    * الشيخ حامد بن أحمد بن أكرم البخاري سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية

    * الشيخة منيرة بنت جمال سنبل سمعنا منها الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.

    * الشيخ علي بن سالم بن سعيد الحضرمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية

    * الشيخ عبد الله التوم سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية وعوالي الغيلانيات

    * الشيخ عبد الرحمن بن حسين الموجان الغامدي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالمحبة والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات

    * الشيخ عبد الوكيل بن عبد الحق الهاشمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالعين والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات

    * الشيخ عبد القيوم بن عبد الغفور السندي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات.

    Muftiya Nasima Umm Hamza

    Pastoral Counsellor & Fiqh Instructor


    Muftiyah Nasima Umm Hamza holds a degree from Queen Mary University in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and she is a qualified teacher. After studying in Egypt and attaining Ijazaat and an Islamic Scholarship (Alimiyyah) under the tutelage of Shaykh Akram Nadwi, she established The Quran Institute with her husband. Currently, she is an instructor and course co-ordinator for The Quran Institute, Deputy Headteacher at The Quran Academy which she also co-founded with her husband, and a pastoral care worker at al-Madad Outreach. She recently completed her studies in iftaa at Darul Ilm Birmingham to qualify as a muftiyah. She is also a proud mother of four.


    Additional information about the ‘Alimiyyah


    The Shahada al-‘Alimiyyah has been translated as ‘Licence in Islamic Scholarship’ and is the most distinguished accolade awarded by the Institute. Students will spend a minimum of two years under the tutelage of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi perfecting their studies in the Islamic Sciences. After the two years, students will be entitled to sit their final exams which will be in Arabic, which will then signify the completion of the ISP and grants the student full authorisation in Islamic Scholarship (shahadah). This is in addition to the ijazat received throughout the ISP upon completion of certain texts of fiqh and hadith, and those issued on our Sacred Sciences Journeys.


        Additional information about Ijazaat


    She attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in the UK


    1. Shaykh Mohammed Akram An-Nadwi

    2. Shaykh Muhammad Ziad bin Omar al-Tuklah - Kitab al-Ikhlas wa-al-Niyah of Ibn Abi al-Dunya and Juz al-Ansari

    3. Shaykh Muhammad Ayyub Surti; senior student of Shaykh Yunus Jaunpuri and possessor of one of the highest and unique Hadith isnads in the United Kingdom - Ijazah for al-Awail al-Sunbuliyyah


    She attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in Al-Maghrib from the city of Rabat and Fez


    1. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Kattani

    2. Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Kattani3. Shaykha Nuzha Kattaniyyah

    4. Shaykha Nurul Huda Kattaniyyah

    5. Shaykh Jafar al-Kattani

    6. Shaykh Muhammad Abdur Rahman al-Kattani

    7. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Jay

    8. Shaykh Muhammad al-Siqalli

    9. Shaykh Imam Abdur Rahman al-Kattani (possessor of the highest isnads in the world) Ijaza samaa’ (hearing) of the entire Shamail of Tirmidhi

    10. Shaykh Muhammad Idris al-Fasi al-Fihri (Khatib of Jami al-Qarawiyin)

    11. Shaykha Bahiyyah al-Qutbiyyah (107 years old and student of Imam Tahir Ibn Ashour)


    She attained Ijazaat from the following scholars from Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Madinah Al-Munawwarah


    * الشيخ رحمة الله بن عبد الغني البرماوي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.* الشيخ حامد بن أحمد بن أكرم البخاري سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية* الشيخة منيرة بنت جمال سنبل سمعنا منها الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.* الشيخ علي بن سالم بن سعيد الحضرمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية* الشيخ عبد الله التوم سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية وعوالي الغيلانيات* الشيخ عبد الرحمن بن حسين الموجان الغامدي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالمحبة والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات* الشيخ عبد الوكيل بن عبد الحق الهاشمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالعين والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات* الشيخ عبد القيوم بن عبد الغفور السندي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات.