Below is a list of some of our contributors who regularly write pieces that feature on this website:


Alexander Khaleeli is a researcher, translator and student in the Hawza ‘Ilmiyyah of Qum. Between 2004 and 2009 he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Islamic Studies at the Islamic College, London, as well as spending a year in Syria to study Arabic. As of 2009 he has been pursuing further Hawza studies and carrying out academic research in the holy city of Qum. In addition to delivering lectures and classes, Alexander also translates classical Islamic texts into English.

Location: London, United Kingdom | View Articles


Ali Alsamail completed a bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle in Australia, and is now undertaking General Practice Training. He also completed a Diploma of Islamic Studies through the Imam Husain School of Islamic Theology in Sydney, and is now continuing with bachelor-level studies.

Location: Sydney, Australia | View Articles 


Ali Jawad is a human rights activist with a keen interest in international diplomacy, the Middle East and the Islamic Awakening. He sits on an advisory committee for Islamic Education at the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM).

Location: London, United Kingdom | View Articles


Hamid Waqar was born into a non-Muslim family, grew up in America, joined a gang and went to prison. He later found Islam in prison and after being released he joined the Hawza Ilmiyyah in Lebanon and then Qum, and is today a scholar serving the community. He works in translation and editing of Islamic texts, in addition to speaking about Islam in different places around the world.

Location: Sydney, Australia | View Articles


Huda Jawad is a writer and editor of Islamic texts who currently lives in the United States. She has a degree in teaching with an emphasis on social sciences and manages various educational outreach projects in the United States including leading the Committee to Improve Islamic School Teaching in the United States (CIST-US).

Location: Dearborn, United States | View Articles


Salina Khan is a journalist who blogs about trying to emulate the four perfect women of all times. She has a masters degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and worked at USA Today as a business travel reporter. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and three daughters.

Location: Tennessee, United States | View Articles


Samir Al-Haidari is a community activist and works with the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM). He received an MA in Islamic Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. Thereafter, he has been studying outside of the university environments and is particularly interested in jurisprudence, ethics and politics. He currently also works with the Islamic Centre of England and is an advisor to various organisations.

Location: London, United Kingdom | View Articles