“And We appointed from among them leaders, guiding by Our command…”
Hafiz Dr Sejad Mekić
Dr Sejad Mekić has been appointed as the first imam of Cambridge Central Mosque. A British citizen of Bosnian origin, Dr Mekić is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.
Hafiz Sejad hails from Kaćuni in Central Bosnia. He studied at the Elči Ibrahim-Paša madrasa in Travnik before completing his BA in Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, his MPhil at the University of Cambridge, and his PhD – on a 20th-century Bosnian Muslim scholar – at SOAS. He has published one book and several scholarly articles. Hafiz has served as imam in many mosques in Bosnia, London and Cambridge, as well as serving as Muslim chaplain at HMP Highpoint and lecturing at the Ahmed Yesevi University in Kazakhstan, the Muslim College of London, and the Cambridge Muslim College.