26th – 31st August 2018

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Our Speakers

– Founder of Challoner’s MUN, an organisation which aims to train people , by the means of replicating the UN, so they can become better public speakers.

– Lead his team to St Petersburg and London conferences, in both cases doing extremely well.

– Challoner’s MUN has been recognised by the various Ministers and MPs, including the Speaker John Bercow.

– Active volunteer at the Lady Fatemah Trust.

– Tennis lover and Arsenal fan

Mohammad Karim

Attending 17th – 20th

Dr. Mohammad Mozaffari is a NHS dentist working in Leeds. He has been involved in grassroots projects in the Muslim community for the past decade, developing projects to help engage young people in faith and wider society.

He is Co-Founder and current chairman of Leeds Muslim Youth Group (‘LMYG’), a 3-19 age-range Muslim youth group providing social development, spiritual and holistic educational opportunities for the Muslim and wider communities in West-Yorkshire.

He is also a leadership development coach, with a specialism in psycho-analytics. He is currently working on a national pilot of a new model of tertiary sector training combining classical Leadership Development with community organising training.

Dr. Mohammad Mozaffari

  • Zahra Al Alawi has graduated from a Media and Television degree at the University of Hertfordshire in England. As well as being personally tutored by Islamic scholars and lecturers.
  • She has been presenting and lecturing globally for over 12 years. She has lectured and chaired conferences around the United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Dar Es Salaam, Iraq, Bahrain and Kuwait. Her Television talk show “Womans View” on Sky 831 broadcasted over 300 episodes interviewing a range of women.
  • Zahra has also appeared on British media channels such as BBC, ITV3 and Channel4 speaking on Islamic issues.
  • She has also been quoted in “The Telegraph” and “The Independent” news articles. Zahra had a meeting with the British Prime Minister in 2016 at 10 Downing Street where she projected to him the achievements of British Muslim Women.

Zahra Al Alawi

  • Shaykh Mohammed Al-Saadi is a student at the Islamic seminary (hawzah) in Najaf, Iraq.
  • He and his wife have been studying there since 2011 while spending their breaks teaching and giving lectures
  • Shaykh Mohammed received his B.A. in Communications with a double emphasis in Electronic Media and Speech at the University of Michigan where he also minored in Philosophy and comp

Sh. Mohammed Al-Saadi

  • Brought up in London, United Kingdom.
  • BA English – Queen Mary University of England.
  • MA Religion in Contemporary Society – Kings College London.
  • Regularly gives lectures and heads discussion circles in ladies and girls’ programmes.
  • Final year Pre-hawza student at the Islamic College of London.
  • Secondary school English teacher at the Al Sadiq and Al Zahra Schools.
  • Writer for The Muslim Vibe.
  • Previous – Editor and Writer for The Voice of Unity magazine, IUS. Intern in several Publishing companies.

Noor Owainati

  • Born in London.
  • Studied Islamic studies at an early age under his father whilst simultaneously finishing his secular education.
  • He obtained a BA in Islamic studies from the School of Oriental and African studies (SOAS university of London).
  • He then matriculated into the Islamic seminary of the holy city of Qom where he is currently studying and teaching the classical postgraduate hawza curriculum.

Sh Shabbar Mahdi

Attending 18th – 19th

  • Psychology at Brunel University.
  • Worked at Imperial College as a Research Assistant and Clinical Studies Researcher.
  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at London Metropolitan University.
  • Currently works as a Counselling Psychologist and High Intensity CBT Therapist at CNWL Talking Therapies NHS Trust.
  • He is a visiting lecturer in Professional Counselling Doctorate at London Metropolitan University and visiting researcher at Imperial College London.
  • He has a particular interest in CBT and Humanistic (Person-Centred) approaches along with the processes that constitute the therapeutic relationship.
  • He has in excess of 8 years of clinical experience in both the NHS and the private sector.
  • He has published a number of journals, as well as presented research at conferences.

Dr Said Aris Tarabi

  • Canadian Iraqi psychotherapist, also known as The Muslim Counsellor.
  • Passionate public speaker in Muslim Mental Health, Social Justice , Islamic issues and poetry.
  • She has worked locally and internationally on a variety of mental health initiatives working tirelessly to break the stigma around the topic within the community.
  • Berak also speaks on a variety of Islamic and Psychological issues bridging the connection and misconceptions around Islam and mental health and Islam and women.
  • Having successful workshop, media and lecture tours in the UK and Australia,
  • Working with youths and parents with cross cultural generational dialogues as well as motivational and mindfulness talks, Berak continues to encourage people to reach their full potential with the motto of: Inspire Lift Empower

Berak Hussain

  • Shaykh Ali Abbas Al-Yusufi is a student of the Islamic seminary of the holy city of Najaf
  • He was raised in London, UK
  • He has a Law degree from the University of Westminster, London
  • After pursuing his religious studies in London and Pakistan, he moved to Najaf in 2009 with his family to continue his studies at the Islamic seminary
  • During his breaks, he teaches and lectures in the UK

Sh. Ali Abbas Al-Yusufi

  • Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A
  • Graduated from Wayne State University, majoring in Psychology
  • Studies in the Islamic Seminary of Najaf
  • lectured and taught a variety of classes in Islamic studies

Zahraa Hamka

Attending 18th – 20th

Dr Mahmood Mawjee qualified as a dental surgeon in 2003 and worked 15 years building up successful dental practices. Mahmood then left dentistry as he wanted to focus on his passion and gift in life.


Dr Mahmood Mawjee is a Peak performance coach working with businesses and business owners to get them more Time more Energy more Profit and more Fulfilment out of life – Fit mind – Fit Body – Fit Business.


Mahmood is an international speaker – speaking on Mindset Motivation Health and Business – he regularly speaks on stages in the UK US and Africa.


His motto in life is “ Demand More from yourself than anyone could ever expect “

Dr Mahmood Mawjee

Attending 18th – 21st


  • PhD – Business Process Management (City University)
  • MA – Islamic Studies (ICAS)
  • Hawza (ICAS)

Professional Work

  • IBM
  • Xerox
  • NHS
  • Moody’s Cooperation
  • Visiting Lecturer (City University)


  • IUS
  • Alayn Social care foundation

Dr Ehsan Rangiha

  • Sister Walaa Abada is a labor and delivery nurse based in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • She holds a B.S. in Nursing and Psychology. Abada is planning on resuming her studies to complete her doctorate in midwifery studies.
  • In addition to her professional career, she is a lecturer and mentor for young girls.
  • Abada is the cofounder of the Majalis of Zainab, a nonprofit project that aims to teach and inspire young Muslim females through year round religious programming.

Sister Walaa Abada

  • Sayyid Abathar Tajaldeen is a practicing attorney and counselor with At Law Group based in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • He focuses his practice on business, nonprofit, and immigration law.
  • Tajaldeen has a background in nonprofit leadership and management.
  • He is the Executive Director of the Mainstay Foundation where he focuses his work on strategic planning, resource management, and community partnerships.
  • Additionally, he is a lecturer and teacher with the foundation.
  • Tajaldeen holds a J.D. in Law and B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wayne State University.

Sayyid Abathar Tajaldeen


Individual tickets Full week (early-bird)
26th – 31st
Full week
26th – 31st
Under 2 £80 £120
2-6 years old £160 £200
7-15 years old £180 £210
16-21 years old £100 £100
22+ years old £225 £250
Family tickets Full week (early-bird)
26th – 31st
Full week
26th – 31st
Family of 2 £550 £600
Family of 3 £575 £650
Family of 4 £700 £800
Family of 5 £950 £975
Family of 6 £1,000 £1,150
Family of 7 £1,160 £1,330
Family of 8 £1,260 £1,440
Family of 9 £1,390 £1,590
Family of 10 £1,530 £1,750

Please note, coach seats cost an extra fixed fee of £20, for one way or return bookings. This fee is for 26th departure, and return on 31st.

What you get for the price

60+ activities to choose from.

Three course meal, three times a day.

Family friendly Islamic environment.

Cinema on site (for children).

Connect and benefit from great speakers, mentors and facilitators.


Variety of workshops throughout the week.

All our activities are insured.

Comfortable accommodation.

Qualified and trained staff to rely on.

Crèche service.

Trekking Shropshire’s beautiful and varied landscapes.

* NUS Student Discount

Group ticket of 10 full stay £1,500 .

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