Our Team

 

Below are profiles of our management team, various teachers and volunteers.

Mohammed Farook Kazi was born in Preston, U.K. After completing his Ḥifẓ-ul- Qurʾān and ʿĀlimiyyah Course at the Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury (UK) in 1998, he has ever since been involved in Maktab (evening Islamic supplementary schools) education. In 2001, he founded Al-Ansaar Welfare & Education, and a year later MTQ came into existence.

During the years 2006-2017, he was involved in the establishment and running of an Early Years provision, at the same time undertaking a Degree in Early Years Education, thereafter completing the E.Y.P. (Early Years Professional Status – broadly equivalent to “Qualified Teacher Status”). This experience has been used to enrich the Maktab, including the continued professional development of our teachers and systems.

In addition to teaching various levels and age ranges, including the founding of our ʿĀlimiyyah Course in 2013, from 2015, Allah has afforded him the grace and favour of teaching Aḥādīth and Aḥādīth Literature – both at a beginner’s level.

His hobbies include a strong interest in Islamic history, Classical Arabic, travelling, charity work, writing, and spending time with his family.

Twitter: @mfarookkazi

Mufti Javid is a trustee of Al-Ansaar Welfare & Education and a senior member of the management team.

Born in Preston, after gaining his Maktab education at Quwwatul Islam, he enrolled on the Alimiyyah course at the Institute of Islamic Education in Dewsbury. He graduated from his Alimiyyah course at Madrasah Kashiful Uloom in Nizamuddin, thereafter enrolling on to and graduating from the Ifta (jurisprudence) course at Falah-e-Darain, Tadkeshwar (India).

Mufti Javid brings a rich experience to our team. He boasts over twenty years of experience in teaching and managing a Maktab. He has taught all different levels and age ranges from Alif Baa to Quran, Islamic Studies and Alimiyyah. In addition to this, he has also managed a Darul Uloom in India, was Imam in Manchester for several years and a teacher of Arabic at Newman College.

He holds a National Qualification of Headship and is currently Headteacher of Preston Muslim Girls High School. In the evenings, he is a senior lecturer of our Alimiyyah course.

His hobbies include reading, eating out and cooking!

Mawlana Yunus is a senior teacher and member of the management team.

Born in Preston, after gaining his Maktab education at Quwwatul Islam, he enrolled on and graduated from the Alimiyyah course at the Institute of Islamic Education in Dewsbury.

Post-graduation, he was Imam and teacher at Masjid e Quba, Preston and also a teacher at Masjid e Salaam. He has over 15 years of Maktab teaching experience. He has taught a variety of levels and age ranges from Quran to Islamic Studies. He is currently part of the Hifz team.

Mawlana Yunus also works for HMRC. He is a keen traveller and reader and a regular visitor to the gym.

Mawlana Habibullah is a member of the management team and a senior teacher at MTQ.

Born in Preston, he gained his Maktab education and completed his Hifz at Quwwatul Islam. He always had a passion for learning Arabic, thus enrolling on a part-time Arabic course alongside studying his A-levels. Thereafter, he completed and graduated from the Alimiyyah course at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda, Blackburn in 2006.

Post-graduation, he was promoted to deputy-headteacher and has held this post for 10 years. He has over 15 years of Maktab teaching experience, teaching a variety of levels and age ranges including Alif Baa, Quran, Islamic Studies and Hifz.

Currently, in addition to various management and teaching responsibilities, he is also a lecturer of the Alimiyyah course and Head of Hifz. The latter involves managing the entire Hifz department of over 30 pupils, ensuring pupils are performing to the high standard that has been set over the past few years.

Mawlana Habibullah often gives speeches on various topics, leads study circles and Maktab teacher training events. He has compiled a number of books. He also manages Rhodi Charitable Trust based in Preston, a self-financed Charitable Trust that carries out various welfare and educational projects, both nationally and internationally.

His hobbies include reading, spending time with his family and supporting LFC!

Twitter: @habibmunshi

Mawlana Aboobakar is a senior teacher at MTQ since 2004.

Born in Preston, after gaining his Maktab education at Quwwatul Islam, he enrolled on and graduated from the Alimiyyah course at the Institute of Islamic Education in Dewsbury.

Post-graduation, he has held a number of posts, including Prison Chaplaincy and teaching at Quwwatul Islam. He has over 15 years of Maktab teaching experience. He has taught a variety of levels and age ranges including Alif Baa, Quran, Islamic Studies and Hifz.

His hobbies include keeping active, travelling and hiking!

Hafiz Mohammed Haneef is a senior teacher at MTQ.

Born in Dewla, Bharuch, India, Hafiz Mohammed Haneef attained his Maktab education in Dewla. He then completed his Hifz in Darul Uloom Kantharia, India. Thereafter, he enrolled on and completed three years of the Alimiyyah course at the same institute.

After migrating to the UK, he has held a number of posts. He has also worked with SEN pupils, and taught GCSE Gujarati at Moor Park High School.

Hafiz Mohammed Haneef has over 30 years of Maktab teaching experience, teaching a wide range of ages and subjects. He is currently a Quran teacher. He is also the teacher of many our teaching team at MTQ, including the headteacher.

He also has a diploma in Teaching Community Languages. His hobbies include DIY, helping children, volunteering to feed the homeless and socialising with his friends.

Hafiz Cassim is a senior Hifz teacher at MTQ.

Born in Motavaracha, Surat (India) in 1951, Hafiz Cassim moved to the UK at a young age. He attained his Maktab education at Jamia Masjid, Preston. One unique feature about him is that he started his Hifz at the age of 24, completing it at the age of 30!

Post-Hifz, he has taught various age ranges and subjects at Jamia Masjid and Masjid e Saliheen (Broadgate) and then joined MTQ in 2004. He has over 25 years of Maktab teaching experience. He is currently part of the Hifz team at MTQ. Despite his age and illnesses, his dedication to Hifz and to serve Islam is commendable.

Hafiz Cassim also has a diploma in mechanical engineering. His hobbies include DIY and spending time with his grandchildren.

Following the completion of her Alimiyyah course at Jamiatul Imam Muhammad Zakariyya, Bradford in 2006, Mu’allimah Fazila joined MTQ. With a decade of teaching experience behind her, she is one of the senior teachers at MTQ.  She has successfully taught a variety of levels and age ranges from Alif Baa, Quran and Islamic Studies. In addition to this, she is also a mentor for our new teachers.

Mu’allimah Fazila is also a qualified childcare practitioner (Early Years).

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, baby-sitting for friends and family, being creative, reading Islamic literature and attending Islamic gatherings.

Mawlana Ismail is a teacher at MTQ.

Born in Preston, he gained his Maktab education both at Quwwatul Islam and also at MTQ, hence he is a former pupil as well. He always had a zeal to further his Islamic knowledge, and thus enrolled and graduated from the Alimiyyah course at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda, Blackburn in 2012.

Post-graduation, he in addition to his teaching responsibilities at MTQ, is also Imam at Zakariyya Masjid, Preston. He has over 10 years of Maktab teaching experience. He has taught a variety of levels and age ranges from Quran to Islamic Studies.

Mawlana Ismail has a passion for Qira’ah. He also volunteers his services at community events and helps coordinate programmes at local Masajid.

Mawlana Mohammad Shoaib is a senior teacher at MTQ.

Born in London, he gained his Maktab education at Masjid e Quba, London. He later enrolled on the Alimiyyah course at the Institute of Islamic Education in Dewsbury. Thereafter, he did a further year in the ‘Specialism of Fiqh’ at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda, Blackburn.

Post-graduation, in addition to teaching, he has been a Muslim Chaplain at various prison establishments. Currently, he is chaplain at Lancaster Farms, where he delivers weekly Islamic educational classes and provides pastoral care to prisoners. In addition to this, he has also been Imam at Musalla An-Noor, London.

Mawlana Mohammed Shoaib has almost 15 years of teaching experience. After teaching at Masjid e Salaam, Preston for four years, he joined the MTQ team in 2007. He has taught all different age ranges and subjects from Alif Baa to Quran and Islamic Studies.

Born in Preston, she gained her Maktab education at Masjid e Falah and Ma’hadus Shuhada, Preston.

Following the completion of her Alimiyyah course at Madrasah Imam Muhammad Zakariyya, Preston in 2009, Mu’allimah Humairah joined MTQ. She has been with MTQ for over 7 years.  She has taught a variety of age groups and subjects including Alif Baa and Islamic Studies. She has a passion and interest in teaching the Reception class, the foundation and first step in reciting the Qur’an.

Mu’allimah Humairah also has a degree in Education and Counselling.

Born in Preston, Mu’allimah Zahra gained her Maktab education at Jamia Masjid, Preston.

Following the completion of her Alimiyyah course at Madrasah Imam Muhammad Zakariyya, Preston in 2013, Mu’allimah Zahra joined MTQ. She has been with us for over 4 years, teaching the foundation level classes.

Mu’allimah Zahra is currently also completing her degree in Arabic and International Business.

In her spare time, she likes to read, travel and learn new things.

Mawlana Bilal is a member of our Hifz team at MTQ.

Born in Preston, he gained his Maktab education and completed his Hifz at Quwwatul Islam. He then enrolled on and graduated from the Alimiyyah course at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda, Blackburn in 2016.

He has been a Maktab teacher for 10 years. He initially taught at Masjid e Falah and has been with MTQ since 2013. He has taught a variety of levels and age ranges from Quran to Islamic Studies. He is currently a senior member of the Hifz team.

In addition to this, he is also a qualified driving instructor.

Mawlana Lukman is a senior teacher at MTQ.

Born in Preston, he gained his Maktab education at Quwwatul Islam. He then enrolled on and graduated from the Alimiyyah course at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda, Blackburn in 2016.

He has been a Maktab teacher for 10 years. He initially taught at Masjid e Falah and has been with MTQ since 2013. He has taught a variety of levels and age ranges from Quran to Islamic Studies. In addition to this, he is also a mentor for new teachers.

Mawlana Lukman has a talent for computer graphics and has contributed towards our various publications.

Born in Preston, Mu’allimah Aamena gained her Maktab education at Jamia Masjid, Preston.

Following the completion of her Alimiyyah course at Madrasah Imam Muhammad Zakariyya, Preston in 2013, Mu’allimah Aamena joined MTQ. She has been with MTQ for over 4 years.  She has taught a variety of age groups and is currently an Islamic Studies teacher for our Sanatayn girls classes.

Mu’allimah Aamena is currently also completing her degree in Religion, Culture & Society.

In her spare time, she volunteers at charity events and enjoys reading and exploring new places.

Below are the names of our other teachers, staff and volunteers:

  • Mu’allimah Umamah Ingar
  • Hafiz Huzaifah Mohammed
  • Mu’allimah Fatima Member
  • Mu’allimah Asmaa Gangat
  • Hafiz Umar Patel
  • Hafiz Adil Tagari
  • Hafiz Adam Sidat
  • Hafiz Yahya Khan
  • Mu’allimah Ruwaida Ibrahim
  • Hafiz Muhammad Kaba
  • Mu’allimah Aamina Desai
  • Zainulabideen Member
  • Hafiz Irfan Patel