Who we are

Our story

Imams Online has been created as an easily accessible online portal serving as a voice, information and career placement initiative aimed at prospective Islamic leaders, Imams, Chaplains, Alims, and Aalimah’s. We aim to provide the necessary information to aspiring Muslim leaders that will enable and encourage them to become the future beacons of the communities they serve.

We endeavour to showcase positive Islamic content and share the thoughts and ideas of Islamic thought leadership both here in the UK and across the wider Muslim world. We aim to show that Imams and Islamic Leaders are willing and able to comment on a variety of different issues affecting the Muslim community today.

Our dedicated Job Page has been created to provide a method of matching imams with job vacancies. Imams looking to be hired can look for open positions and apply for a position of their choice, or alternatively submit a general application. Mosques, Madrassas and other potential employers can also post their own vacancies here.

Please note that the words and opinions expressed by Imams, Scholars and Aalimah’s via the Imams Online platform are their own and do not reflect the opinions of Imams Online. Imams Online does not endorse the sentiments or actions of any individual. The Imams Online platform desires only to showcase the diversity of Islamic thought.

Editorial Team


  • Managing Editor

    Kaashif Awan is the Managing Editor of Imams Online (IOL). He graduated from Brunel University in 2013 with a BA Hons in History & Politics. He has been working at Faith Associates since 2014. He has overseen many projects in the UK and internationally as well as being responsible for managing the key strategic relationships of the company, these include the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter and international governments. Alongside the Editor in Chief, he is jointly responsible for the editorial direction and strategy of Imams Online.

  • Contributing Editor

    Haroon Sidat is currently an editor at ImamsOnline as well as a full time Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK at Cardiff University. He completed a PhD looking at the formation and training of British Muslim Scholarship (ulama) with an ethnographic study of a Dar al-Uloom.

  • Editor in Chief

    Shaukat Warraich is the Founder and Chief Editor of Imams Online (IOL) He is the CEO of Faith Associates from where this IOL website was developed and designed. He is also the Chief editor of the pioneering Mosque and Madrassah Quarterly. Get in contact with Shaukat Warraich via Facebook and Twitter

    Follow @shaukatwarraich

  • Senior Editor

    Qari Asim MBE is a Senior Editor at IOL. He is the main Imam at Makkah Masjid in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK. Qari Asim is also an executive member of MINAB. A major commentator in the media on Islamic affairs and a prolific writer and community activist. Get in contact with Qari Asim via Twitter @QariAsim

  • Nadeem Ashfaq

    Contributing Editor

    Nadeem Ashfaq is the Co-founder of the Light Foundation and Vice-Chair of the Preston Faith Forum. At the age of 24, he was invited as the only and youngest Muslim speaker to ever to stay at a Catholics Nuns Monastery in Cumbria for a 3 day conference on ‘Muslim-Christian Relations’. Nadeem’s work with the Light Foundation sees him continously active within his Muslim community. Keep up to date with Nadeem on Facebook.