Meet the Imam who is a Mixed Martial Artist fighter

Shaykh Abdul Hameed is a young traditionally trained Islamic scholar from Leicester. He graduated as an Alim from Jamea Uloomul Qur’an (Leicester), where he also memorized the Quran.. He is very well versed in the Quran and has a unique way of simplifying Qur’anic passages for a variety of audiences.

Shaykh Abdul Hameed also completed his BA honors in social work/psychology. He currently is perusing his Masters in education/ psychology. He has a passion to work with young people and is part of many organisations to help serve the needs of the youth. He currently works as a secondary school teacher in a Leicester state school.

He also lectures all over the UK and has been invited by many organisations to deliver lectures in different parts of America. Some of his hobbies include having a big passion for Martial arts from a young age, and has competed at a very high level. He currently still competes in mixed martial arts tournaments across the UK.

His young age, unique hobbies, well grounded Islamic knowledge and passion to reconnect people to the Qur’an, allows him to connect and engage with the youth, in order for them to access and practice Islam in a relevant yet simple manner.

(Source: @ShAbdulHameed)

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