Name: Mansoor Mahmood
Occupation:Imam at Kirkcaldy Central Mosque
• Diploma: Arabic and Islamic studies, Jamia Al Karam, Retford
• B.A Honours: Tafseer (Qur’anic Exegesis) and theology, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
• Diploma: Advanced Leadership and contextualised Imam training, Cambridge Muslim College.
• Diploma: PGDE (Postgraduate Diploma in Education) Secondary teaching in Religious Education, University of Aberdeen
Imam Mansoor Mahmood is currently serving as one of the Imams at Kirkcaldy Central Mosque & Community Centre. He began his Islamic education from a very young age. He was admitted to the Al-Karam Secondary School where he spent four years. After achieving his GCSEs from the school, he then continued his stay at Jamia Al-Karam by studying the 3 year Diploma in Islamic Sciences & Classical Arabic under the guidance of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada.
After graduating in the year 2007, he then moved to Egypt to study at the well renowned Al-Azhar University. He spent five years there completing a BA in Tafseer (interpretation of the Qur’an) and ‘Uloom Al-Qur’an (sciences of the Qur’an).
He returned to the UK, where he spent the next year at the Cambridge Muslim College studying the Diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies & Leadership under the tutelage of Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.
After graduating in 2013, Imam Mansoor went onto complete a one year Diploma in Education and teaching Religious Education at the University of Aberdeen.Read More
Name: Afeefa Ahmed
Specialist Subject: Islamic Jurisprudence and Youth issues
A Level Awards: Sociology, Business Studies, and General Studies
Diploma: Arabic and Islamic Studies, Jamia Al Karam, Retford
Diploma: Arabic language, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
Diploma: Advanced Leadership and contextualised Imam training, Cambridge Muslim College.
Ustadha Afeefa Ahmed is currently a teacher and religious counsellor at the Kirkcaldy Central Mosque. In 2008 after completing the first year of her Sociology degree at Worcester University, she decided to follow her passion and pursued Islamic Studies at Jamia Al-Karam where she studied the 3-year Diploma in Islamic Sciences & Classical Arabic under the guidance of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada.
After graduating, she moved to Egypt for two years and studied at various Arabic centres as well as the well renowned Al-Azhar University. She graduated from the Al-Azhar Arabic Language Institute with a diploma in Arabic language.
Upon returning to the UK in 2013, she spent the next year at the Cambridge Muslim College studying the Diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies & Leadership under the tutelage of Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.
After teaching in her home town of Worcester for a year she moved to Scotland where she is currently teaching and giving lectures at the Kirkcaldy Central Mosque.Read More