Sheikh Dr Imam Musharraf Hussain
Dr Musharraf Hussain is the Chief Executive of the Karimia institute Nottingham, an author and the Chief Editor of The Invitation, a Muslim family magazine. Musharraf is also a senior trustee of Muslim Hands, an international charity working in over 50 countries.
He trained and worked as a research scientist before becoming a full-time imam and an Islamic teacher. From 2000 to 2003, he was the vice-chairman of the Association of Muslim schools.
In September 2004, he and Daud Abdullah flew to Iraq, where they appealed to the captors to release British hostage Ken Bigley. In 2005, Hussain received an honorary degree from Staffordshire University.
In 2006, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to chair the UK-Indonesian Islamic advisory group; they were tasked to advise the government on countering radicalism and promoting mutual trust. From 2008 to 2010, he was the chairman of the Christian Muslim forum
Scholarly work published and recognised
- He has a passion for teaching Islam, and has written and published a series of comprehensive textbooks and work books for Quran schools; ‘let’s learn Islam’ series. This is the most popular series of textbooks taught in the Quran schools in UK.
- He has translated and written twenty books about traditional Islamic teachings to help Muslims practice their religion and three hundred articles. His book on introduction to Islam has been published by Nelson and Thornes and is taught in secondary schools in England.
- He has developed a programme for character development and written two book on this topic, ‘Seven steps to moral intelligence’ and ‘Seven steps to spiritual intelligence’. This has been adopted for character building module in several universities in Nigeria. Dr Hussain frequently runs workshops on this topic.
- His new translation of the Quran, ‘Majestic Reading’ in plain English will be published in July 2017. The University of Al Azhar has formerly approved this translation, and hailed it as a ‘trend setter’ and a ‘paradigm shift’ in the genre of Quran translation.