Sh Dr Ridhwan Saleem
Sh Dr Ridhwan ibn Saleem studied the Islamic sciences with many leading scholars, including Sh Hamza Yusuf (1997-2000), Sh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, Sh Nazim al-Haqqani, Sh Abdul Wahhab Najib Shami, Sh Muhammad Ba Shu’ayb, Sh Sirajul-Islam Chawdhry of Liverpool, and others. He benefited enormously from the personal company of Imam Zaid Shakir. He spent over 4 years in Damascus studying with scholars, and was a regular attendee at the public classes and sermons of Sh Sa’eed Ramadan al-Bouti, whom he had the blessing of meeting privately and being granted the Shaykh’s blessing and supplication for the work of the deen in the UK.
Sh Ridhwan holds university degrees in Medicine and Anthropology and is a consultant psychiatrist. His scholarly qualifications include a traditional hand-written Ijaza to teach the Islamic sciences issued by Sh al-Yaqoubi (1426/2005), and an Alim degree issued by Sh Akram al-Nadwi, endorsed by Nadwatul-Ulema, India.
Sh Ridhwan is founder of Lady Nafisa secondary school for girls and founder of the Ha Meem Foundation in West London.