About Us

The Islamic Academy of Coventry was established as a resource for Islamic Knowledge for all Muslims regardless of background, creed or culture. It was the wish of the late Maulāna Suleman (May Allah grant him paradise) that a centre of learning be established in the heart of Coventry.

May Allah accept the efforts of all those associated with the Academy.


The Shura is the working committee for the Islamic Academy of Coventry.
It comprises of the following people listed below.

Maulāna Mohammad Vania

Maulāna is one of the first graduates from Darul-uloom Bury and has also spent some time in Egypt to further his excellence in the Arabic Language.

Over the years, Maulāna has taught many classes on various levels in the Arabic Language. He is currently the Imam of the Leamington Masjid & Community Centre.

Maulāna has taught Sahihul Bukhari at the Academy and other books of Hadith.

Maulāna Imtiaz Vania

Maulāna completed his Hifz at Darul Uloom, Bury and then went onto Darul Uloom, Dabhel. He then went to Darul Uloom Ashrafiyya, Rander to complete his Alim Course.

Maulāna is actively involved with HMC and is a local inspector. Maulana is teaching at the Academy and takes care of the day to day running of the Academy

Maulāna (Hafiz) Suleman Bhayat

Hafiz Suleman completed his Hifz by the late Maulāna Suleman (May Allah grant him Jannatul-Firdaus) and is an integral member of the Muslim community in Coventry. He runs a book shop (Bhayat Books) and runs many classes on various levels in Fiqh, Tajweed, Hifz and Urdu. He graduated from the Academy’s first Alimiyyah class in 2019 and is teaching Alim class at the Academy

Maulāna Anwar Shaikh

Maulāna completed his Hifz and Alim Course at Madinatul-Uloom Kidderminster.

Maulāna is currently teaching Alim Class at the Academy. He has regular Tafsir and Hadith lessons in various Masjids in Coventry. He has authored Journey of the Quran & Etiquette’s of Social Media

You can follow him on @Maulana_Anwar_