Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Benjamin Abu Ismail

Head of Academic Operations

Benjamin Abu Ismail is the Head of Academic Operations at MIHE. He holds an MEd from Leicester University in Applied Linguistics and TESOL and an MA in Islam & Sustainable Development from the Markfield Institute for Higher Education. Benjamin teaches Academic Writing Skills for BA and MA levels. He taught English in the Middle East for 17 years. He has also worked for a non-profit organisation, inter-faith centre in Leicester. Benjamin prides himself in his ability to relate to people of all backgrounds and faiths.

Ruqaiyah Hibell

Course leader for the Certificate in Muslim Chaplaincy programme and the BA and MA dissertation module

Ruqaiyah Hibell joined MIHE in 2010 as the Research Degrees Administrator. Ruqaiyah is the course leader for the Certificate in Muslim Chaplaincy programme and the BA and MA dissertation module. She holds three degrees from Loughborough University, in Social Policy, European Studies, and International Security. As part of her research she has produced reports on conversion to Islam with the New Muslims Project. Ruqaiyah also edits and writes for the Muslim World Book Review, a quarterly journal.

Sarvat Ujra Mulla

Outreach Support Officer & Student Welfare

Sarvat has a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies and a PG Cert in Islamic Education, both from MIHE. Her research has led her to be involved with Muslim supplementary schools commonly known as ‘Madrasahs’ in the capacity of a teacher and a trainer which she is passionately pursuing by further developing the teaching materials.After supporting the Admin team at MIHE for 5 years, Sarvat has recently taken up the role to support the Outreach work at MIHE and keeps in contact with the Alumni and also holds open days engaging the current students.