Majlis As-Shura (Management committee) of the Inclusive Mosque Initiative
Our dedicated team of volunteer Trustees
Arshad Sulahri (Pakistan)
Arshad Sulahri is a journalist by profession with substantial experience in feature, columnist, editorial, script and poetry writing. He has particular interest and expertise in the NGO sector, human rights activism and community organising.
Fatima Usman (Pakistan)
Fatima has significant experience working in the NGO sector particularly in a creative and script writing capacity.
Halima Gosai Hussain (UK)
Halima has worked for Muslim organisations of varying perspectives for over 10 years. Participation in a mixed gender prayer led by a female Imam resulted in a period of considerable introspection for Halima, and ultimately toward adopting a progressive, inclusive,liberal Islamic tradition. Since then she has struggled to find peace in orthodox Muslim spheres. She has a degree in Philosophy & Theology from King’s College London and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS, where her research focused on alternative interpretative methodologies of the Quran.
jules ong (Malaysia)
jules ong is a freelance documentary filmmaker and journalist. He is interested in spirituality, environment and interfaith work. He wants to be a farmer to reconnect to earth and to grow healthy, wholesome food. A former Al-Jazeera English researcher and producer, jules has a MA in Social Anthropology and BA in Biology
Latifa Akay (UK)
Latifa is a project manager at the charity Maslaha where she leads on their work around gender equality and Muslim women. Latifa holds an LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice from SOAS University and wrote her thesis on Islamic feminisms. She was formerly a correspondent at Today's Zaman newspaper in Istanbul.
Naima Khan (UK)
Naima Khan is an arts journalist, editor and mentor. She has an interest in the ways artists can contribute to our understanding of socio-politics and our collective histories. She also works with Arts Emergency to increase young people’s access to the arts.
Tamsila Tauqir MBE (UK)
Tamsila Tauqir MBE is a freelance consultant on issues of policy and intersectional identities as well as being a technical materials engineer. She has held a number of professional and voluntary roles including at Interfaith Alliance UK, Women Living Under Muslim Laws and at Safra Project. She has been awarded a national honor for her voluntary contribution to Muslim communities and was listed in the Huffington Post’s 2013 top 10 list of Muslim women from around the world.