Imam Shakeel Begg spent five years studying at the world renowned Islamic University of Madinah. He also obtained an M.A in Islamic Studies from the prestigious Markfield Institute of Higher Education and also has a Diploma in Islamic Jurisprudence, a Diploma in Islamic Finance and a Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy. He is the Chief Imam and Khateeb of the Lewisham Islamic Centre, a position he has now held for more than 14 years.  

Statement from Imam Shakeel Begg:

Hhugs (Helping Households Under Great Stress) is a well-known UK Reigistered Charity that provides a service which   very few, if any provide in the UK.

I have met individuals and families who have recieved support from Hhugs and thus, seen the great work that Hhugs is involved in.

It is a charity that is known for its dedicaton, sincerity and hardwork towards the various needs of Families whose loved ones are in Prison. It is for this reason that I am attached to this charity and fully support its work.

Thus, it is incumbent on us to support the work of Hhugs in any way, shape or form.