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 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 and others.
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.