Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra serves as an imam and scholar in Leicester. He was born in Malawi into a family of Indian origin and emigrated to the UK at the age of 18 to study and settle.
He has been trained in classical theology and the traditional sciences of Islam. He holds religious credentials from Daru-`Ulum, Holcombe as well as advanced theological qualifications from the world famous Al-Azhar University in Cairo. In addition, Shaykh Mogra has undertaken a postgraduate degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is the founder and Principal of Khazinatul-`Ilm, Madaris of Arabic and Muslim Life Studies, in Leicester.
He was elected as an Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain in 2008. Prior to that, he was chair of the Council’s Masjid and Community Affairs Committee as well as the Inter Faith Relations Committee, of which he is still chair. As a local community activist in Leicester and a national leader in the MCB, Shaykh Mogra has been at the forefront in deepening interfaith relations in the UK and around the world. He is chair of Religions for Peace UK, Advisory Board member of the Three Faiths Forum, and a member of the Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace and the Christian Muslim Forum. With the 1st ethical charity trust he delivers lectures at charity events and also represents them at various social fundraisers and galas. Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra has made regular contributions to the print and broadcast media voicing concerns and opinions of British Muslims and presenting a holistic view of Islam to the national and international discourse. He continues to serve as a specialist advisor on Muslim affairs to many media outlets including the BBC, Sky News, ITN, and a number of private television and radio companies, as well as various newspapers including The Times, Independent, Guardian, Financial Times, The Economist, Herald Tribune and Washington Times.