Sheikh Najmul Alam – Principal (Senior Management team)
Sheikh Najmul-Alam graduated in Islamic studies from the institute of Islamic Education in West Yorkshire (Dewsbury). Sheikh also studied in the famous Madrasah Kashiful-Uloom in New Delhi where he studied hadith (Dawra) in 1993.
Sheikh Najm has always been active in youth and teaching. Since 1995 Sheikh Najam has been continuously teaching various areas of Islamic studies and Arabic Language. Between 2001 and 2003 the Sheikh taught Arabic syntax, etymology and literature at the London Islamic School. In 2003 he became a teacher at the Ebrahim College where he taught advanced Arabic grammar and Hadith for a number of years. During this time he also started his own evening classes in Marylebone, Harrow and Barking. Since 2012, Sheikh progressed on to becoming the founder of Hafs Academy Secondary School in Stratford. In 2014, Hafs Academy Primary school started under the his guidance.
Ustadh Kazi Hussain (Head Teacher)
Ustadh Afzal Ahmed Chowdhury – (Islamic Development Officer, Middle Management Team)
Ustadh Afzal was born in East London and has lived there ever since. He went to state schools to complete his primary and secondary education. During that time he also attended several evening maktabs where he completed the recitation of the Quran as well as learning the basics of Islam.
It was at the age of 14 when he took a keen interest on the spiritual aspects of life. After completing his secondary education he began to study the Alimiyyah course with Sheikh Shams Ad Duha. He later enrolled and completed the Arabic Language and Islamic Studies Program at Ebrahim College.
Thereafter he enrolled at the Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury, for the final year of the Alimiyyah Program (known as Dawrah al-Hadith). From there he attained ijazahs (authorisation) for the major hadith texts as well as ijazahs for Qira’ah (the ten variant readings of the Quran).
After graduating he has been busy teaching at several institutes including Ebrahim College, BBCA Maktab, Muallim Academy (Harrow), as well as working on Islamic Studies Syllabus at Safar Academy. Currently he is overlooking the Islamic Studies Program at Hafs Academy in addition to developing the Islamic Curriculum.