Sayed Hussain has been studying Islam for the last six years at the Hawza of South Lebanon. He graduated with a Journalism degree from Brunel University in 2012, and a Masters degree in Religion in Global Politics from SOAS university of London in 2017.
Sayed Hussain has recently been engaging with youth from different communities around the world on issues of Islamic identity, spirituality and mental health. He is currently producing the film 'In Search of the Sacred', as through spirituality he attempts to address the crisis of modern man.
Sheikh Shabbar Mehdi was born in London. He completed his secular education at the University of London (SOAS) obtaining a degree in Islamic studies whilst simultaneously studying Hawza (Traditional Islamic) Studies both in London and the holy city of Qom. He has taught Arabic grammar, Logic and Jurisprudence.
Dr. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani is a professor and the Imam Ali Chair of Shia studies at Hartford Seminary, as well as a Islamic subject matter expert, scholar, and author. He has been listed as one of The 500 Most Influential Muslims. Dr. Nakshawani is additionally known for his inter and intra-faith unity efforts, and has met with a plethora of faith leaders to further these objectives.
Dr. Nakshawani is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Middle East Institute. Dr. Nakshawani is also a philanthropist, committing financial resources to a plethora of social and humanitarian causes.
Ali Imran received his BCom in Marketing in 2010 from York University, Toronto. He went on to work as an internet marketer for a few agencies in Toronto and eventually as an in-house internet marketer for CAA Ontario. He moved to the seminary in Qom in November of 2012 and completed his undergraduate Islamic studies in January of 2018. Currently he is in the post-graduate stage of his studies in Qom. He also concurrently completed his Masters in Islamic Studies in 2018 from The Islamic College of England where his final thesis was titled: The Principle of "Laws are Subordinate to Benefits & Harms" in Imāmī Shī'ī Legal Theory and its Implications in Non-Ritualistic Law.
His primary areas of interest are Islamic law and legal theory. He is also the founder of the Iqra Online blog- a blog which is a repository of articles on various different topics within the Islamic sciences.