Chaplaincy and Faith Support

Muslim Chaplains

Hassan Jamil Profile
Imam Hassan Jamil (Muslim Chaplain)
Pronouns [He/Him]
University Park
+44 (0)115 951 3931 (daytime)
+44 (0)7500 114171 (evenings)

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Hassan grew up in Oxford and from an early age had the opportunity to travel to many places with his father who is also an Imam. He studied at a religious seminary in Coventry and Nuneaton and went on to college in Harrow, London. He enjoyed the blessed opportunity to study under an array of scholars. He then went on to further his religious theology studies in Karachi, Pakistan. Completing his degree in Islamic Theology and Jurisprudence, he returned to the UK in 2002 and began his duties as an Imam.

Currently Hassan is a full time Managing Chaplain in Derbyshire and is actively involved in the JAS, Council of Sunni Mosques in Nottingham.

Hassan enjoys watching movies, great food and keeping fit running after his two young children. 


Hisham Jafar Profile
Hisham Jafar (Muslim Chaplain)
Pronouns [He/Him]
Languages: Arabic, Urdu and Hindi
+44 (0)115 951 3931

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Hisham grew up in Dubai, where he undertook seminary study with Muslim scholars in the United Arab Emirates, completing a diploma in Islamic law and theology. During that time he worked as an Islamic studies teacher in a supplementary school and delivered Friday sermons.

He then came to the University of Nottingham to study Electrical engineering and graduated in 2018, and is now working as an automotive engineer designing electrical/hybrid cars for a living.

Since coming to Nottingham in 2015, Hisham has been active in delivering Friday sermons on and off-campus, teaching workshops, classes, and supporting students through the (at times) stressful times of university study. He is passionate about inter-faith dialogue, the interplay between science/religion, and sharing the Qur'an's message.

In his spare time, he is kept busy by kickboxing, basketball, and his two children.


Abida Malik Profile
Dr Abida Malik (Muslim Faith Advisor)
Pronouns [She/Her]
Languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi
University Park
+44 (0)115 951 3931

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Abida is from Nottingham and studied at the University of Nottingham. She has been teaching in the School of Sociology and Social Policy for almost a decade. In her student days she was recognised by the Students Union for her outstanding contributions to societies and interfaith/diversity work.  She is a member of BBSI (British Board of Scholars and Imams). She has worked to deliver symposium, research and consultations with Imams and Scholars on pertinent issues within Muslim communities. Abida is keen on addressing issues of environment through her faith. She has been involved in several interfaith initiatives and has worked to expand an understanding of Qur’an. She has worked closely with UoN theology department and local schools to teach them about the basics of Islam and the Islamic prayer.    

Abida enjoys playing tennis, painting, baking wedding cakes and scenic walks. She has travelled widely and enjoys discovering new places.


Chaplaincy and Faith Support

A29, Portland Building
University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 3931