Moulana Shakir Ahmed is a British Muslim Scholar with interests in Islamic academic research & integration. He is particularly interested in British Muslim Identity, traditional Islamic seminary education and its importance and impact. Furthermore, Moulana Shakir Ahmed has been working in the media since 2007. He worked in mainstream media for 7 years and thereafter has been a presenter at ATN Bangla and TV One. He has also been an active fundraiser for Islamic Media channels for the past 12 years. He is a prolific public and motivational speaker covering both Islamic and mainstream topics.
He has been active in community work since his graduation from the Islamic seminary and has been actively seeking to assist, enhance and promote traditional education and seminaries. He was part of the research project commissioned by IPPR “Inside Madrassas: Understanding and engaging with British-Muslim faith supplementary schools” (2011”). This report was the first in British history to have looked into the importance and significance of traditional ‘Maktabs / Madrassas’ or supplementary schools. He has worked in the corporate sector since his university years as well as in senior management for a decade including in Spain.
Shakir Ahmed is also the founder and director of eimams.com. The very first online recruitment website for specialist Muslim jobs. It’s purpose is to support the growing Muslim population in the UK and Europe in particular the specialist jobs such as Imams, Qurras, Huffaz etc.
He graduated with an ‘Alimiyah’ degree (B.A Hons) from Jamia Islamia Hijaz College, 2001. He has also read International Relations & Politics (BA Hons), and Peace & Reconciliation Studies (MA) from Coventry University. Furthermore, he also read MA Islamic Studies at Markfield Institute, awarded by Loughborough University.