Shaikh Muhammad Nizami specialises in Islamic law and legal theory, contemporary theology in politics and society, interpretive methods for religious scripture, framing social narratives, and Islamic jurisprudence in relation to western Muslim minorities. He is the co-director of Averroes, an independent think-tank, where he focuses on political theory, the framework for democratic engagement and wider ideas on democratic theory, citizenship, and framing Islam as a western religious tradition. He has authored reports for international NGOs and served on the advisory board of a number of Muslim organisations on matters related to religion (theology and Islamic law), politics and social engagement. He holds degrees in Theology (Judeo-Christian) and English Literature, Politics and International Relations, and Islamic Law and Legal Theory – from the University of London and Al Azhar University. He engages and educates British Muslims in the capacity of visiting Islamic Scholar to Kingston Mosque, as well as lecturing at various religious institutions around London.
Akram is a retired financial manager who has previously been responsible for KMA administration. He has previously served on the management committee of KMA as a secretary and assistant secretary.