About Us

  • Ta’seel Programme is designed to provide students with a firm grounding in the Islamic Disciplines. Students begin by forming a solid core in the Islamic Sciences, studying intermediate texts in a multi-disciplinary approach that brings together the various subject matters before developing broader and more advanced texts.


  • The idea to initiate the Ta’seel programme came about from our desire to supplement the Sabeel Tarbiyah programme, which aims to develop students holistically with a dedicated ilmy programme focused solely on Islamic knowledge.


  • Through our observations we identified gaps in students’ knowledge (Ilmy) development. The focus would be on Usool of the Islamic sciences, Fiqh and tarbiyah which will provide necessary tools to develop a well-rounded student of knowledge and equip them the skills to apply their understanding in the right context.


  • The Ta’seel programme is suitable for those deemed to possess both the ability and desire to undertake more formal instruction in the Islamic sciences. As such, we have asked for all those being considered for Ta'seel, to have been recommended.


  • We recognise, students require structure and insight in order to navigate the various pathways in the Islamic disciplines and transition from basic level to intermediate and through to mastery, our programme has been tailored with that in mind and our Mashaykh will ensure students meet the set standards and progress further.


  • Aside from the weekly classes, there will be additional elements to the programme including intensive study days (Dawraat) and supplementary reading via classical recitals (Maqra’ah).


  • The unique five-year Islamic Scholarship programme combining classical Islamic texts with contemporary works to enable students to graduate with a deep and incisive understanding of the religion within our context.

Course Structure

  • Teaching will consist of 4x1.5hr lessons weekly taught over 2 days, each covering a separate topic (total 6 hrs weekly)
  • Classes will be primarily online with a possibility to teach from a venue depending on availability.
  • Open for brothers and sisters
  • Recommended hours of study for the students = 8-10 hrs weekly (2 x 3 hours lesson = 6 hrs in class & 2-4 hours reading/homework outside of class.
  • Quran Progression - Pupils need to memorise one side on a weekly basis (52 pages a year = 3.5 Juz)
  • Aside from the weekly classes, there will be additional elements to the programme including intensive study days (Dawraat) and supplementary reading via classical recitals (Maqra’ah).


Mashayakh Biographies

Shaykh Shaqur Rehman

Shaykh Shaqur Rehman has been with Sabeel since 2014. He has completed a PGCE along with an MA in Applied Linguistics. He preceded his secular studies with a traditional Islamic education beginning in Egypt in 1999-2001 which he further developed in Syria and Saudi Arabia whilst teaching English in various universities and institutions. During his Islamic studies, he managed to memorise the Holy Qur’an and attain authorisation (Ijaza) in recitation and various Islamic sciences including theology and jurisprudence. Shaykh Shaqur in addition to his role at Sabeel is currently a Senior Advisor at the Islamic Council of Europe.

Shaykh Farid Haibatan

Shaykh Farid Haibatan has been with Sabeel since its inception. He graduated in Electronic Systems Engineering and holds a bachelors in Engineering (B.eng) from the University of Essex. After graduation he spent a number of years at the Islamic University in Madinah where he studied the Arabic Language and other religious sciences. Since his return from Madinah, he has been involved in Islamic Da’wah and has for many years taught the Arabic language and Islamic Studies. He has also translated Arabic books into the English Language some of which have become household names within the Muslim community such as Fortification of the Muslim through Remembrance and Supplication (Hisn al-Muslim). Amongst his many other roles, he is an author on Islam21c, a Senior Advisor at the Islamic Council of Europe and an Islamic Studies lecturer.

Shaykh Ali Ihsan Hammuda

Shaykh Ali Ihsan Hammuda, is a UK national of Palestinian heritage, he gained bachelors and masters’ degrees in Architecture & Planning from the University of the West of England, before achieving a BA in Shari'ah from al-Azhar University in Egypt. He is currently based in Wales and is a visiting Imām at Al-Manar Centre in Cardiff, and also a senior researcher and lecturer for the Muslim Research & Development Foundation in London. Shaykh Ali is the author of several books including 'The Daily Revivals', 'The Ten Lanterns' and 'The Friday Reminder'. He delivers sermons, lectures and regular classes across the country. He is also provides Islamic oversight for Islam21c.com and is an Advisor at the Islamic Council of Europe.

Shaykh Ali Ahmed

Shaykh Dr. Ali Ahmed, has been active in the Muslim community since 2000. After receiving his B.Sc. in Biochemistry, he started travelling to various parts of the world to further his Islamic Knowledge in order to better serve and help the Muslims in the West. After studying for more than 10 years, he obtained a Ph.D in Islamic Judiciary, with a special focus on Arbitration and Mediation in Muslim Family Law in the U.K. He has authored several academic papers relating to Fatwa, Muslim Family Law, Islamic Judiciary system and its effects on the Muslims living in the West as minorities.

Shaykh Fuad Abdo

Shaykh Fuad Abdo holds a Bachelors in Islamic Law and a Masters in Economics & Islamic Banking. He spent time in Wales as an Imam and Khateeb. Shaykh Fuad is an experienced researcher and is known for his acquaintance with both classical and contemporary works, he is currently the lead Imam at Al-Ansar Islamic Education centre, London. The Shaykh has taught the traditional Islamic Sciences to seekers of knowledge and has managed and produced both curricular and material provisions for that.

Shaykh Asim Khan

Shaykh Asim Khan is a pharmacist by profession gaining a Masters in Pharmacy from the University College London UK. He then pursued his studied in Arabic and Quranic Sciences in Cairo, Egypt with distinction. He is an accomplished author and has published many books including the “Simple Seerah” and the best-selling “The Heart of the Qur’an”, a commentary on Surah Yasin. He has committed the Qur’an to memory, and it is where his true passion lies; in Tafsir studies where you can find numerous online lectures of his on Qur'ān related topics.

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