OUR VISION

We are striving to demystify the process by which history is often codified and rendered distant and disengaging to the ordinary lives and experiences of millions of people, many of whom find themselves unable to extract meaning and significant answers to several questions pertaining to the rich and often misunderstood heritage and history of the Muslim past

 

Dr. Stef Keris

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MEET OUR BOARD OF EXECUTIVES

Dr. STEF KERIS 'The Muslim Aristotle'

BA, MA, PHD, CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & HEAD OF RESEARCH 

 

Dr. Stef Keris is an Award-winning Historian, Published Author, Professional Lecturer, Television Presenter and accomplished History Scholar whose numerous lectures, books, published documentaries and taught courses have been translated into several languages and used as core study texts in schools and study programs. In addition to his doctorate in History, Dr. Stef Keris has also attended Cambridge University where he obtained an advanced teaching license.

Dr. Stef Keris holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in History, Political Science and Linguistics. Over the years, Dr. Stef Keris has demonstrated his expert skills and competence as a professional educator, having taught in several establishments throughout Europe and the Middle East. He is also a qualified Muslim Chaplain.

Dr. Stef Keris has also appeared on several television programs internationally, most notably as a host for Huda TV (Egypt) where he delivered an extended series on the global history of Islam.

For several decades, Dr. Stef Keris has been prolific in his research and literary endeavours to revive the lost heritage and legacy of Muslims. A consummate and competent scholar in the field of Islamic History, Dr. Stef has authored and published several books and documentaries on the following subjects:

•  The Untold History and Heritage of Islam in Europe

•  The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire

•  Detailing how Islam spread across the World

•  Studies on the meaning of Islamic Culture and Identity

 

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Stef Keris has reached a global audience, ranging from school children to university students. He is a prolific writer and a lifelong learner whose proficient command of several diverse languages has enabled him to convey his vast knowledge of History to international audiences. Dr. Stef Keris is fluent in several languages including English, German, Greek, French, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic. He is also currently studying Turkish.

Mr. IBRAHIM M. BOW BA, MSc, ACMA

CO-FOUNDER, STRATEGIC DIRECTOR

 

A prolific researcher and educator, Ibrahim M. Bow has received numerous invitations as a guest lecturer for a number university audiences and societies within the UK. He has also been heavily engaged in developing new platforms and avenues for online education and his work in this field has resulted in assignments to prepare and deliver a series of Islamic History lectures for establishments and organisations in the United Kingdom and in the Middle East.

In his role as the founder and strategic director of Ilm Film Studios, Ibrahim M. Bow has several years of experience in working alongside prominent and leading production networks in the media industry. He has served as a content strategy consultant, presenter and production manager for international broadcasting networks serving global audiences, most notably on Huda TV (UK) and Guide us TV (US). His work has also been featured on Emaan Channel and the Muslim American Network (MAN).

Over the years, Ilm Film studios has been commissioned by a number of television production companies in the UK and in Germany - to provide custom animations for documentaries and films. In October 2020, a London based BAFTA Award winning production company commissioned the studio to produce custom animation footage for a based history series on the Discovery network.

Ibrahim M. Bow is a chartered management accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies as well as two post-graduate degrees in Financial Management.

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Mr. YAASIR L. KERIS BA, MA

DIRECTOR OF SALES & FINANCE

 

Yaasir L. Keris occupies several posts and directorships on number of executive boards dedicated to educational programs and initiatives - including the Lost History Project, IslamicHistoryCourses.com and the Muqaddima Program. Over several years, Yaasir L. Keris has also served as a trusted and key member of Dr. Stef Keris’s educational enterprise, having immersed himself in the development of seminal platforms, programs and resources.

More recently, Yaasir L. Keris has combined his background and training in Islamic Finance with his passion for history, in order to develop a series of unique learning resources on the Economic History of Muslim empires and dynasties, this is a field of research and study in which he currently spends much time and attention developing.

 

He has a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Islamic Banking & Insurance.

Ustadha. SUMAYYAH F. IBRAHIM BS

LEAD COURSE ADMINISTRATOR

Ustadha. Ibrahim was appointed as Lead Course Administrator and occupies a key post on the executive board. Her responsibilities include oversight of administrative operations including official student correspondence and all enrolment related inquiries. Ustadha Ibrahim is a retired high school teacher and avid traveller who has spent several years in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria) where she learned Arabic. She has a Bachelors degree in Microbiology.

Ustadha. ULFA HASAN MA

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT FOR DR STEF KERIS

Ustadha. Ulfa serves as the executive assistant to Dr. Stef Keris and is responsible for all external communications on behalf of the executive board as well as coordinating executive engagements and schedules. She has read English Literature at university.

Mr. K. ABDUL HAKIM  MA

OFFICE MANAGER & EVENTS COORDINATOR

 

Mr Abdul Hakim is our business manager and events coordinator, he is responsible for the coordination and preparation for events, lectures and activities. Mr Abdul Hakim has a BA in Accounting and Financial Management with a professional background in Banking.

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