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Author Archives: Shaykh Haytham Tamim



Shaykh Haytham Tamim

Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College). He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.

Dimensions of deceit
in Khutbah

Dimensions of deceit

In the opening of Surat al-Baqarah, Allah mentions three types of people: the believers, the disbelievers, and the hypocrites. Verses 8 onwards focus on the hypocrites (munafiqeen), who are discussed in thirteen verses. I will...

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June 14, 2024
Are Islam and veganism compatible?
in Q&A

Are Islam and veganism compatible?

Islam is a religion of moderation, advocating a balanced approach in all aspects of life, including diet. While there’s a growing trend towards veganism, often equated with being humane to animals, Islam does not prohibit...

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June 08, 2024
The law of trials
in Khutbah

The law of trials

Allah mentioned trials and tribulations (ikhtilaf) in the Quran many times. In Surat al Baqarah, He said: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ      O you who believe, seek...

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May 31, 2024
The law of replacement in the Quran
in Khutbah

The law of replacement in the Quran

In Surat at-Tawbah, which was the last surah to be revealed and considered by most scholars to have been revealed in one go, Allah mentions the law of replacement, sunnat al-istibdaal (سُنَّةُ الاستبدال). یَـٰۤأَیُّهَا ٱلَّذِینَ...

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May 17, 2024
The Ummah Upgrade
in Khutbah

The Ummah Upgrade

Smashing the idols Allah Almighty said towards the end of Surat Zumar, أَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِكَافٍ عَبۡدَهُۥۖ وَيُخَوِّفُونَكَ بِٱلَّذِينَ مِن دُونِهِۦۚ وَمَن يُضۡلِلِ ٱللَّهُ فَمَا لَهُۥ مِنۡ هَادٖ Is not Allah sufficient for His Servant [Prophet...

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May 10, 2024
The consequences of harming Awliyaullah
in Khutbah

The consequences of harming Awliyaullah

Allah’s love for those who are committed to Him إِنَّ ٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ سَیَجۡعَلُ لَهُمُ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنُ وُدࣰّا Surely, those who believe and do righteous deeds, for them the All-Merciful (Allah) will give love. [Maryam,...

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May 03, 2024