Shaikh Mohammed Nizami is a British Islamic scholar, academic, and public educator who explores real-world applications of the sharī’ah and is committed to making Islamic knowledge and guidance accessible and meaningful at a grassroots level. He is currently focusing on applied theology, Islamic law and ethics (fiqh) in a British context, and applied (Islamic) legal theory and philosophy (usul al-fiqh). He advocates a God-centred approach to all things, with a deep focus on Qur’anic narratives and prophetic guidance, and how they practically speak to our social, political and religious interactions today.
Alongside undertaking classical Islamic studies in Makkah (Masjid al-Haram) and Cairo and graduating from the prestigious Al Azhar University, he has memorised the Qur’an and several books of hadith as well as holding numerous ijazat. He specialises in fiqh (Islamic law) and usul-al fiqh (legal philosophy and methodology), aqidah (theology), and tafsir (Qur’anic exegesis).
He holds degrees in (Christian) theology and English literature, Islamic law and legal theory, and politics and international relations, graduating from a number of institutions including the University of London (LSE) and Al-Azhar University. He also holds a (first class) MA in political and legal theory from the University of Warwick and is training as a western political theorist. He has undertaken vocational teacher training and also holds a PGCE from the Institute of Education (UCL).
He acts as a consultant to a number of Islamic organisations and holds public lectures on Qur’anic commentary, theology, and understanding Islamic ethics across London. He also engages through various digital platforms and social media.
Mohammed Nizami is also the director of Averroes, a Muslim led non-partisan think tank that engages and briefs parliamentarians, civil servants, policy practitioners and NGOs.