#43. Shabbir Hassan: Part 1 - Young Imam, New Approach
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Shabbir Hassan is an Imam, a spoken word poet and a presenter

At the age of 15, Shabbir completed the memorisation of the Qur’an. He eventually went on to graduate from the Ebrahim College in London as an Alim (Islamic Scholar).

Shabbir is a young Imam who is looking at ways to change the role of the Imam in order to adjust to modern day challenges and engaging with the youth.

In addition to his usual Imam duties, Shabbir recites poetry which has led him to tour major cities in the UK, alongside renowned artists and influential speakers. His poetry has been featured on different platforms including the Transport for London & BBC News. He also hosts the Ilmfeed podcast.

Shabbir is the founder of the Nikah Company, a bespoke Nikah service provider, ensuring that the religious parts of the wedding day are done in a proper and professional way.

We had a wide-ranging conversation with Shabbir about matters that relate to a young Muslim.

In part 1, we talk about why Shabbir chose to be an Imam, the journey towards becoming an Alim, tips on memorising the Qur’an, the job of an Imam and the financial rewards of the occupation, issues with how mosque are run and why Shabbir is trying to make a change to attract youngsters to the mosque, common issues he encounters when speaking with the youth, and so much more!

We really enjoyed this conversation. It gave us an insight in to the life of an Imam, how mosques are run and the need to become involved to have our views heard

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