Biography

Paul Salahuddin Armstrong is a multitalented creative soul based in the United Kingdom, who has worked in a number of fields over the years, including in the media, Muslim marriage (nikah) services, interfaith, human rights, policy, countering extremism, third-sector and other community related activities. He currently runs the Association of British Muslims, in partnership with his colleague Mohammed Abbasi and a dedicated team from all walks of life, reflecting the diversity of British Muslims.

After officially embracing Islam on 1 March 2000, Paul has continued to study religion and spirituality for the past 17 years. For over a decade, he has been serving the community as an imam and murshid (spiritual teacher).

Since embracing Islam, Paul Salahuddin Armstrong has learned from scholars and murshids that include; Sheikh Sufi Muhammad Abdullah Khan al-Naqshbandi, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Sheikh Daoud Rosser-Owen, Imam Zaid Shakir, Sheikh Muhammad Amin-Evans, Sheikh Abu Muntasir (Manwar Ali), Sheikh Abdul-Hakim Murad, Imam Abdassamad Clarke, Sheikh Tahir-ul-Qadri and Sheikh 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 Sheikh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, Sheikha Hajjah Amina Adil, Sheikha Aisha Bewley, and others…

In addition to current positions as Co-Director of the Association of British Muslims, Director of KhilafahOnline, and Director of Heruset; previously Paul was a trustee of Wolverhampton Inter-Faith & Regeneration Network for a period of 6 years, during which time he was actively involved in the work of the organisation; currently Paul is also a trustee of BME United Ltd / Step Up (WM) CIC, and back in 2007 he founded Wulfruna Sufi Association.

email: paul.armstrong@aobm.org

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