Imam Ebu Bekir Tezgel
Ebu Bekir Tezgel was raised in the UK from 3-months-old but studied in Istanbul at an Ottoman Madrasah, in his teens. Achieved a degree in BSc Computer Science from Middlesex University in 1999, before setting out on the path of religion. Then continued to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Studies at Al-Azhar University, 2012. Further going on to obtain a higher licence in Islamic Law at the European Institute of Human Sciences in 2015. During this period he had also gained traditional ijazat from senior scholars throughout the Middle East. Worked in a range of professions such as IT consultancy, teacher of Arabic language and Islamic studies, purchase & import coordinator, supplementary school headteacher and youth project manager. Now serving as the Senior Imam at Aziziye Mosque and board member of Aziziye Education Centre in London, where he continues to serve the community and works towards the integration of muslims in the region.