The Islamic Academy of Manchester is one of the oldest Islamic organisations in Manchester. We are a registered charity and were based at the former Sunday School of the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Upper Brook St in Ardwick, M13 for 40 years. Alhamdulillah, we have now established a purpose built mosque, City Jami’ Masjid, in the heart of the City on the main Stockport Road.
Islamic Academy of Manchester was founded in 1974 by Allama Dr Khalid Mahmud under the instructions and convictions of the great thinker of Islam Hadhrat Qari Muhammad Tayib (رحمة الله عليه), the Rector of Darul Uloom, Deoband, U.P, India. He graced Darul Uloom, Deoband for 60 years and was the grandson of Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanotvi (رحمة الله عليه), the founder Darul Uloom, Deoband. The Academy and all of its branches and workers will step into the shoes of the said Hakim-ul-Islam.
Allama Dr Khalid Mahmud
Allama Dr Khalid Mahmud served formerly as a Professor at Murray College Sialkot and also at MAO College Lahore. He obtained a PhD in Comparative Religion from University of Birmingham in 1970. He is a well-known and highly regarded scholar throughout the Indian sub-continent and has authored over 50 books. Since 1974, Allama Dr Khalid Mahmud has served as the Director of The Islamic Academy of Manchester.