Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad  is a London-based Islamic scholar, Muslim community leader  and television presenter  of Palestinian origin. The Sheikh sits on the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations in the UK, including the Islamic Sharia Council. He is the chair and operations advisor, and a trustee, for the Muslim Research and Development Foundation.  Sheikh Haitham has a BSc Honours  in Law and Shari'ah from Omdurman Islamic University  in Sudan  and a BS c  in Computer Science from the King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia. He earned a PhD  in Islamic Law from SOAS, University of London,  in 2012.

“I am a proud to say that I am a long standing supporter of HHUGS (Helping Households Under Great Stress). Throughout the past 10 years, this unique charity has stepped up to the challenge and filled a vacuum in the lives of many who were ostracised and abandoned by their communities, left alone, in need of great financial and psychological support when they needed it most.   These innocent victims are almost alway women and children, or elderly parents, who are not guilty of any crime themselves but are punished by society. Some may not be fluent in English, some have insufficient money for their basic needs, but all are left emotionally scarred and psychologically affected. That why a decade ago, HHUGS was established as a source of relief and solace for these vulnerable members of our Ummah, our brothers and sisters in the UK. I strongly advise every person to support HHUGS in any capacity that they can – be that with their money or their time and actions. If you cannot give a large amount, then a small amount, but regularly, as the most beloved deeds to Allah are those that are consistent, even if they are small.”

Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad

“Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would like to confirm that I know the brothers and sisters involved in Hhugs and I support the work that they do. The Messenger of God (salla Allahu alayhi wa-salam) said: 'A Muslim is a brother to a Muslim. He neither wrongs him nor abandons him. Whoever cares for any need of his brother, God will care for his needs.' (Bukhari ; Muslim) Shaykh Haitham Haddad , March 2010