Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed is a Sunni theologian and scholar. A graduate in Geopolitics and Arabic from the University of Glasgow, he has studied with a wide array of leading scholars and theologians in the Muslim world. As part of his formal Islamic training, he graduated from the Fat’h Islamic Law College in Damascus, graduating from the prestigious 6-year program with a distinction of merit, achieving overall first position in his year of graduation.
He is the author and educational director of the iSyllabus Islamic studies program, as well as the editor-in-chief for the iSyllabus for Schools Islamic studies curriculum, the first complete English Islamic studies program for ten to fifteen year olds.
He has been a regular television panellist on shows such as BBC One’s “The Big Question”, BBC radio 4’s religious analysis programmes, and is currently engaged in research into the effect of textual hermeneutics and environment on Islamic legal ethics of the Spanish philosopher Averroes. He also serves as an advisor to various Muslim civil society organisations, and was tasked with the responsibility of drafting the 'Edinburgh Declaration', launched in 2018, on the shared ethical values between Christianity and Islam in the area of finance and wealth creation..
Shaykh Amer 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.
Shaykh Amer’s specialisation lies in Islamic Family Law. Being a certified NLP practitioner and also holding a certificate in counselling skills he has combined his religious and secular knowledge to help contextualise marital issues for the Western Muslim living in the 21st century.
In 2009 he co-founded the Solas Foundation and with Shaykh Ruzwan Muhammad, established the iSyllabus Islamic studies program. He is currently the co-director of the programme.