Biography

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong is an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and an Associate of St George’s House.  He has worked in a number of fields over the years, including in the media, diplomacy, Muslim marriage (nikah) services, interfaith, human rights, policy, countering extremism, outreach, third-sector and other community related activities. He currently runs the Association of British Muslims with Mohammed Abbasi and a dedicated team from all walks of life, reflecting the diversity of British Muslims.

Paul embraced Islam on 1. March 2000 and has continued his studies and research into religion and spirituality ever since. In the roles of imam and murshid (spiritual teacher), he has been serving British Muslims for more than a decade.

Since embracing Islam, Paul Salahuddin Armstrong has learned from scholars and murshids that include; Shaykh Sufi Muhammad Abdullah Khan al-Naqshbandi, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Shaykh Daoud Rosser-Owen, Shaykh Mehmet Adil ar-Rabbani, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Muhammad Amin-Evans, Shaykh Manwar Ali, Shaykh Abdul-Hakim Murad, Imam Abdassamad Clarke, Shaykh Tahir-ul-Qadri and Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, along with studying the works of Imam Malik, Imam Ali, Imam Bukhari, Imam Muslim, Imam Zayn Al Abidin, Imam Ghazali and the writings of more contemporary scholars, such as the aforementioned and in addition, works by Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, Sheikha Hajjah Amina Adil, Sheikha Aisha Bewley, and others…

In addition to current positions as the Co-Director of the Association of British Muslims, and Director of KhilafahOnline, Paul is a trustee of BME United Ltd / Step Up (WM) CIC, previously worked with Wolverhampton Inter-Faith & Regeneration Network for a number of years, and is the founder of Wulfruna Sufi Association.

email: paul.armstrong@aobm.org

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