• Future Students

    Only with the true and pure teachings of Islam can we face the modern/postmodern megamachine which seeks to crush all remains of human virtue in its path.

  • Our Community

    “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs;..."

  • Courses

    We offer a range of courses for adults and children in the sciences of Islam, with traditionally-qualified scholars.

  • Events

    We intend to hold various events such as seminars, conferences, and short study programmes. These will be listed on our events page.

Welcome to London College of Islamic Studies

Welcome to a unique centre in London where you can study the sacred Islamic sciences to the highest level with traditionally-qualified scholars.
At LCI, we believe that true knowledge is a living, transformative knowledge, not merely a dry academic pursuit.

Our Faculty

Imam Sulayman Van Ael Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies

Imam Van Ael traveled the world to seek knowledge and gained ijazah (teaching licenses) in various disciplines from scholars from Sudan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Jordan (where he received ijazah from the Grand Mufti of Amman to give religious verdicts).

You can visit Imam Van Ael’s website here.

Shaykh Jawad Khalid Senior Lecturer in Theology
Shaykh Dr Muhammad Akram Nadwi Visiting Senior Lecturer & Patron


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Sister Organisations

London College is set up and run by Ha Meem Foundation, a registered UK charity.
We share our headquarters with Lady Nafisa School, a secondary Muslim girls school in West London.

Ha Meem FoundationLady Nafisa School

Why Choose Us?

Intellectually Diverse

We believe that the Sunni community (ahl al-sunnah wal-jama’ah) are unique in their tolerance of difference of opinion and, in fact, this is what defines us.

Convergence of traditional and modern

“Stop there they stopped, then proceed” – title of a paper by Sh Dr Umar Abdullah of North America.

Recognized for our Scholarship

Our main teachers are well-known scholars who are respected in the wider community of scholars and general Muslim public. 

Globally Focused

‘Surely this community of yours is one community, and I am your Lord; so serve Me.’

Quran 21:92

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