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Discussing the relationship between faith and science. Shaykh Ruzwan in conversation with Sam Berry and Ewan Aitken.
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Co-Founder Solas Foundation, project director of the iSyllabus Islamic studies program and author of the Reminder series
Shaykh Amer Jamil

Shaykh Amer has been described by the Sunday herald as one of the Scotland’s most prominent and respected Muslim thinkers. He holds a (LLB) law degree from Strathclyde university and BA (Hons) in Islamic studies from the University of Wales. He spent 10 years studying the Islamic sciences including 6 years with distinguished scholars in the Middle East (Syria and Yemen), gaining him teaching licenses (ijaza) in various Islamic sciences. His main field of interest is primarily Islamic family law; an area in which he has studied in depth having studied all four schools of Islamic jurisprudence. Currently, he is conducting a PhD research on the relationship between Islamic family law and Scots family law. He also has a certificate in counselling skills accredited by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland). He is an Islamic family law consultant to a local Scottish law firm and a Family support consultant at Unity Family Services. Part of his role at Unity involves delivering pre-marital and post-marital courses UK wide ( In 2007 he authored the booklet “What Islam Really Says About Domestic Abuse” available at ( He is the author of the Reminder series - a series of short leaflets covering contemporary issues affecting the Muslim Community and wider society ( In 2009 he co-founded the Solas Foundation and with his partner Shaykh Ruzwan Muhammad, established the iSyllabus Islamic studies program. He is currently the co-director of the programme. He is also the Muslim Chaplin at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he delivers the Friday sermon and regular classes for students. Shaykh Amer is consulted by Scottish Law firm for his specalist knoweldge in Islamic Family Law.

Both he and Sh Ruzwan were awarded the 'Religious Advocate of the year Award' at the British Muslims awards 2014.

Shaykh Amer delivers a friday sermon at Strathclyde University discusses the common issue on conflicting Islamic answers many Young Muslims face, and how to avoid getting confused
Breaking Taboos
Duration: 79 minutes
Breaking Taboos: A talk addressing contemporary issues facing Muslim communities in the UK by Shaykh Amer Jamil Friday 30th August, 2013 Bolton, UK
iSyllabus teacher Sh. Amer Jamil in this short clip speaks with humour on the misunderstandings that may arise in the fiqh of family maintenance.
iSyllabus teacher Sh. Amer Jamil in this short clip speaks on the misunderstandings that may arise in the fiqh due to a lack of verifying the opinions transmitted from scholars. It also touches on the strength inherent in the established 4 schools of law compared to other opinions attributed to great scholars of the past. Taken from the iSyllabus introductory one year Islamic studies course running in cities around Scotland and England.
The Next Generation
Duration: 14 minutes
Shaykh Amer discusses the vital role of the Muslim Youth in the UK, their responsibilities and what relationship they should have with the older generation.
Shaykh Amer Jamil talks to university students at Glasgow Caledonian University on Jummah (friday prayers) about the woolwich terror attack, and outlines how Muslims can practically respond to it.
Shaykh Amer Jamil delivers an important reminder at the Scottish Parliament.
Shaykh Amer Jamil delivers the Friday Sermon at Glasgow Caledonian University on the topic of Forced Marriages.
Asian Network reports lunchtime news programme. A new religious push against forced marriage. 12:30PM Tue, 1 May 2012.
Breakfast show, presented by Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden. Interview and debate on forced marriages. Broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live, 6AM Tuesday 1st May 2012.
The World Today. Forced Marriages Campaign dialogue. Broadcast 6.05am Tuesday 1st May, 2012.
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