UTRUJJ TEAM

Samia Ahmed

Family Events

Samia joined Utrujj in 2003 and has had a variety of leadership and management roles over the years. Currently, Samia is responsible for organising personal development training sessions and family events in London.

Samia graduated from City University in Management and Systems and has a Masters in Islamic Studies from the Muslim College London. She has appeared on TV to discuss her findings and issues concerning marriage and divorce amongst Muslims in the UK.

Samia lives in London with her husband and two children.

Joanne Azam

Utrujj North and Retreats

Jo attended her first Utrujj course in Leeds in November 2007 as someone who was looking into Islam. In May 2008, Jo attended her first ever Utrujj retreat at Markfield, and Alhamdulillah, embraced Islam with Shaykh Haytham Tamim ! From that day forward Jo has been coordinating courses in Leeds and UK retreats.

Jo works as a Deputy Chief Executive at Leeds Beckett University Students' Union. She lives in Bradford with her husband and son.

Dr. Saania Bhatti

Medical Advisor & Regular Classes

Saania has been a volunteer with Utrujj since 2001. She has been the main advisor to Shaykh Haytham Tamim on all medical matters. She's currently responsible for organising a regular ladies only tafseer class in North London.

Saania is a GP by profession; a master practitioner of NLP and a strategic health coach. Saania loves to empower people to fulfil their potential in all aspects of life. She is also a home educating parent.

Saania lives in London with her husband and four children.

Zahra Hrifa

Retreats

Zahra joined Utrujj in 2008 and was instantly attracted to the unique and balanced teaching style of Shaykh Haytham Tamim. Since this time, Zahra has been a regular student and has assisted Utrujj with various projects and retreats.

Zahra has a degree in law from the Sorbonne University in Paris and a Masters in Public International Law and International Organisations. She has worked for the charitable sector for 5 years and is now working in the legal sector.

Zahra loves learning, travelling, and is based in London.

Ayesha Khan

Reflections

Growing up, Ayesha felt frustrated that she could not comprehend the Qur'an when she read its English translation. Along her journey, since 2013, she has been blessed with the opportunity to study the exegesis of the Qur'an with Shaykh Haytham Tamim. Having experienced its transformational power she is keen to share this knowledge with others and takes pleasure in writing her reflections on the Qur'an .

Ayesha read English at Oxford University. She has a love of languages and adventure and has travelled the world extensively. She is married and lives in London with her husband and children.

Najma Majid

Utrujj North and Retreats

Najma joined Utrujj in 2001 whilst studying at university in Leeds. She was part of the first group of volunteers who helped establish Utrujj in the North of England; delivering courses in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Sheffield and Manchester. Najma is currently responsible for organising courses in Leeds and Utrujj retreats in the UK and abroad.

Najma is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist by profession and works for the NHS. She is married and lives in Leeds with her husband.

Ayesha Malik

Family Events

Ayesha first experienced Utrujj in 2001 as a student of knowledge. She later was responsible for coordinating the Tajweed Centre, organising the delivery of Tajweed courses in Central London as well as online private tuition. In recent years, Ayesha has supported in organising a number of Utrujj courses and family events in London.

Ayesha is a qualified Time to Think Coach & Facilitator and lives in London with her husband and four children.

Dr. Madiha Sharaf

Reflections

Madiha's first experience of Utrujj was during the Summer Beehive in 2004. Since then she has kept coming back as an avid student of knowledge and has supported Utrujj as an administrative assistant. She currently volunteers some of her time for transcribing recorded and online courses.

Madiha is a final year GP trainee and after getting married moved to Luxembourg. The online course format allows her to keep attending Utrujj courses from further afield.

Dr. Ahmed Yassin

Website

Ahmed was first introduced to Utrujj by a friend. He experienced his first retreat in February 2017 and came on board to help design the current Utrujj website.

Ahmed is a doctor by profession and works for the NHS. Outside of work, his interests include art, digital design, health and history. Ahmed lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Volunteers

Supporters & Advisors

Utrujj has many other volunteers, supporters and advisors that support our services as required.