NAME: Muhammad Manwar Ali (Abu Muntasir)
Born in 1959.
B.Sc.(Hons) M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of London.
MA in Islamic Studies (University of London). Diploma in Arabic
from Birkbeck College.
Full time in IT for 25 years with well known companies in
the UK. Presently Chief Executive of JIMAS. Runs a
Marriage Service called Morning Dew
and performs as a Relations Manager on request.
Chaplain for University Campus Suffolk, Suffolk New College,
and the Ipswich Hospital.
of Local Scrutiny & Involvement Panel (LSIP) for the Crown
Prosecution Service (CPS) East England.
Member of the Police Crime Panel for Police & Crime Commissioner
Trustee of Ipswich and Suffolk Council for racial Equality
(ISCRE) & member of Ministry of Juctice sponsored Hate
Crime Consortium (Suffolk).
governor of St. Helen's Primary School.
Teaches courses for the Workers Education Association (WEA).
for the Suffolk Interfaith Resource, and member of the East
of England Faiths Agency.
Fellow of Suffolk New College (SNC) (2011 - 2013).
Community governor of Murrayfield Primary School (2009 - 2010).
Trustee of Ipswich Community Radio (ICR) (2010 - 2012).
Married and has 12 children (6 boys and 6 girls). Eldest four
are graduates from Cambridge, Leicester, Loughborough and
Birmingham university respectively, and two are at London
and Keele universities at present.
to read and cook at home. Practises Tae Kwon Do like his children.
He has travelled well abroad and goes to numerous places within
the UK to deliver talks and courses.
His visits to other countries have contributed greatly to
his learning and effectiveness as a Muslim teacher.
His meaningful and memorable experiences over the years in
learning, teaching, charity and Jihad are deeply cherished
by him as favours from God for which he remains grateful.
Browse through this web site for details of his work and in
particular visit the links on the home
Muntasir is the founder of JIMAS and has been progressing
its activities since its beginning in 1984 as honorary
Abu Muntasir has been doing da'wah in the UK for almost
30 years. He has established many study circles across
the UK and has delivered countless lectures through
these years to thousands of people. Hundreds of young
Muslims have been blessed by Allah with guidance through
his efforts. Some of his lectures are available here.
He has extensive experience in teaching and in dealing
with Muslim social affairs. A pioneering da'iyah and
much travelled abroad, he has met and introduced many
now well-known speakers to the UK. A good number of
Islamic personalities and workers in the UK have been
taught, guided and inspired by him in their achievements.
provides training for Islamic Societies in universities
in da'wah and related affairs.
also provides diversity training in Islam for social workers,
the Police, teachers, students, front line staff and to the
at delivering talks and engaging in discussion at schools,
church groups and Interfaith events he now concentrates in
engaging with the community at large
and participation in civil society, while ensuring the continuing
process of education of Muslims,
particularly the youth, is not
neglected. He has also done some work at a local prison. This
type of activity continues to be rewarded with a number of
men and women taking the shahaadah each year.
work is devoted to work with complementary organisations in
practical endeavours with a view to facilitating their goodness
and the valuable contributions different speakers and workers
can make. He is singularly geared towards unity, brotherhood
and co-operation in virtue and righetousness. Completely non-sectarian
he works in such a way that it challenges issues of hidden,
subtle and delusory sectarianism which manifest in speech
and behaviour with respect to other groups, societies, organisations
or even speakers.
is presently the Chief Executive of JIMAS, a UK educational
charity notable for annual conferences, da'wah to non-Muslims,
collection and distribution of Zakah
with zero-overhead in the United Kingdom, helping Muslim refugees
and asylum seekers, homeless people and co-operation with
other organisations. He has successfully balanced professional
and da'wah activities and has become a renowned dynamic, mature
and caring UK Islamic teacher and speaker in fluent English.