Uplifting the Muslim Malay community across the UK & Europe through Islamic education and essential services
The Suffa Educational Foundation is the first and only charitable organisation registered under the Charities Commission in the UK, established to primarily support the Muslim Malay community in the UK and beyond.
Since its inception, we have reached and supported thousands of Muslims in the UK and Europe from various backgrounds by delivering a wealth of programmes and services. These services are aimed at furthering the Islamic religion, enhancing community cohesion and promoting educational attainment.
With the Islamic faith and values as the underpinning foundation, our main mission is to support our community residing in the UK and Europe to become well-rounded and responsible role model Muslim citizens whom are well integrated in their respective communities.
By extension, we have and will always welcome the wider Muslim community and surrounding neighbourhood to benefit from our work.
Provide a series of free and paid classes which allow Muslims of all ages to learn beneficial knowledge.
Provide a wealth of high quality, relevant and practical community services.
Hold halaqah gatherings which uplift the spiritual wellbeing and strengthen bonds of the community, to improve the self to become consistent with good deeds.
Our Three Institutions
SOFA College London
Offers a diverse range of programmes to spread sacred Islamic knowledge in accordance to the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet. Additionally there are recreational activities for physical/mental wellbeing.
Our programmes include:
- Online learning platform with a wide range on-demand and live courses
- Physical short courses on site
- KAFA (Weekend Islamic School)
- SOFA Ladies Al-Quran
(Women’s online Quran classes)
- Moonsighting Training
- Silat (Traditional Martial Art)
- Badminton Club
SOFA Mosque London
A holistic range of services that help attendees observe the daily, monthly and annual obligations of the Islamic calendar for the individual and community.
Our services include:
- Eid Prayer & Celebrations
- Ramadan Iftar & Taraweeh
- Jumu’ah Prayer
- Tahlil Gathering
- Nisfu Sha’ban
- Weekly evening classes, covering essential knowledge in Malay and English
- Short courses such as, Fiqh of Shrouding and Burials, Marriage
- Free Online Qur’an classes for all ages
- Nikah Ceremony
- Marriage Counselling
- Will Writing & Estate Planning
- Aqiqah Celebrations
- Shahada Certificate
- Monthly Discussion Circle
An online discussion platform where women share life experiences, reflections and lessons
- Hajj All-Inclusive Trips
- Umrah All-Inclusive Trips
- Islamic History Trips (e.g. Spain, Malaysia)
The Idrisiah London
A hub for people to learn about the branch of knowledge known as Tasawwuf (Aklhaq), purifying the self and improving our etiquette towards Allah and all Mankind. Also, it provides a space for halaqah gatherings of dhikr.
Current activities include:
Cultivating love of Rasulallah (ṣallā llāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) and encouraging strong adherence to the Sunnah
Encouraging an establishment of regular recitation of al-Qur’an through monthly Quran Khatm gatherings.
Weekly gatherings of dhikr and learning sacred Islamic knowledge
Learn about our leaders
Dato’ Haji Muhammad Fuad Bin Kamaludin
He created the charity organisation Yayasan SOFA Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia with a passion and drive to propagate the traditional Islamic Sciences.
20 years later Dato’ Haji Muhammad Fuad has established over 10 education institutions ranging from primary to tertiary education and several other overseas institutes such as in Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Indonesia and the UK.
Over 2000 students are educated to be the next generation of leaders equipped with a thorough understanding in Islamic Sciences and good virtues.
Establishing education institutions with core foundations in classical Islamic sciences, especially to instruct and train the next generation of Huffaz, ‘Ulama and professionals. Spreading and disseminating accurate and precise information to the public through publications and dissertations sourced from authentic references.
Our CEO & Executive Imam
Ustaz Mohammad Zaki bin Ismail
Originally from Singapore, began his studies in a Yemeni Madrasah called Madrasah Al-Junied Al-Islamiah (established in 1927) in Singapore, from 1990-2002. He then went on to study Arabic and Sharia in Damascus – Syria, from 2002-2008.
After leaving Singapore, he met his present teacher Dato’ Shaykh Muhammad Fuad Kamaludin, whom under his tutelage, he studied both inner and exoteric knowledge
- Ijazahs (Authorisations to teach) in:
- Ash’ari Aqidah (Creed)
- Shafi’i Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprdence)
- Tasawwuf & Akhlaq (Inner Knowledge of improving the self)
- Fluent in English, Arabic and Malay
- Well-known nasheed reciter