Thursday, 22 February 2018
Testimonials Email




Dr Daniel Vazquez-Paluch (Abdul Hakim) (London)

I have been studying at Salam Institute for almost two years. I have thoroughly enjoyed the courses, primarily because of the quality of the teacher and also the students. The classes have reawakened in me the joy of studying again, after many years of attending courses where the teacher was utterly predictable and was telling things me I already knew. With Sh. Akram that is rarely the case. In fact, he often challenges me to question things that I take for granted, on almost any issue, across any discipline –even humanities and politics. Furthermore, the sign of a truly great teacher is that he does not impose his views on you, and this is one of Sh. Akram’s most important qualities. The students are also very enriching. It seems as if the whole Umma is represented, and always the best of each group. Sufis, Deobandis, Modernists, Salafis, etc., are all present, and in the time I’ve been there I’ve never witnessed any of the sectarian witnessed elsewhere. All in all, it is a great environment to learn the Deen.

Hafiz Abrar Mehmood (Oxford)

I couldn’t be more thankful to Sheikh Muhammed Akram Nadwi for having given me the chance to study under him for so many years, I feel having been with him has changed my life and my whole outlook on the Islamic sciences, the chance to venture into new areas that I would have been very cautious in doing so previous to this. I have taken full benefit from all of the subjects taught at al salam institute and feel extremely proud for what I have achieved from the sheikh within the institute and outside i.e other lectures and opportunities which has enabled me to achieve an incredible amount.

I pray to Allah that he prolongs the life of the sheikh and gives me the chance to study from him until the very end inshallah, but overall I have really enjoyed myself and greatly appreciated the knowledge that I have gained.

Abdul-Malik Sheikh (London)

I have had a very positive experience with the Salam Institute Courses. The courses are unique and of a very high standard. I hope to continue benefiting these courses and would definitely recommend to other students of knowledge.

Tariq Pandor (Birmingham)

My experience of Al-Salam Institute has been extremely beneficial. The quality of teaching is first class and the organisation is professionally run by a small team of dedicated and committed individuals. Shaykh Akram is a scholar of the highest calibre mashaAllah and it is an honour to study with him. He combines high academic rigour with a spirituality rooted in the texts, and strives to impart this combination of knowledge and spirituality in his students. His teaching style encourages students to ask questions, discuss and debate. It is rare to find such a gem in the UK and I would encourage anyone with a serious interest in Islamic Studies to attend the Al-Salam courses. No matter what level a student is at, he/she will no doubt benefit from these classes inshaAllah.

Shafiur Rahman (London)

Alhamdulilah so far I have a generally positive experience of studying at al-Salam institute. The high level and standard of subjects and the access to Shaykh M. Akram Nadwi was essential for my continuation of studying at an appropriate level after returning from studying abroad last year. I was quite sad to leave Cairo because of the classes and teachers but Alhamdulillah the courses taught by Shaykh Akram have been an excellent continuation of my programme of studies and haven’t come across this level of teaching in Hadith even in Damascus and Cairo.