Our Board of Directors

Ghislane Siddique

Ghislane Siddique

Ghislane, as well as being a mother to a deaf daughter, she is profoundly deaf herself. She is the Managing Director of Alisharah and Head teacher for the Islamic Education department. She has worked with Alisharah since 2013, also involved in all Deaf services, fulfilling the needs of the Deaf Muslim community.

Altaf Ismail

Altaf Ismail

Altaf is a teacher by profession and has been involved with Al-Isharah since his son who is deaf started coming to the childrens classes in 2008. Altaf’s took up the role of trustee and director in 2012 and amongst other roles manages the finances of the charity and makes sure we are compliant with Charity Commission and Company House requirements.

Jani Begum

Jani Begum

Jani is a higher level teaching assistant at a primary school and has been working over 14 years. She works with deaf pupils with all different needs including deafness. She has worked for Al Isharah Islamic school from 2013 after performing deaf umrah with Al Isharah. She recently took a role of a trustee with Al Isharah to support the deaf community from a deaf perspective.

Dr Mahfuj T Ahmed

Dr Mahfuj T Ahmed

Mahfuj is a medical doctor, graduating from King’s College London and practices clinical medicine in the National Health Service. He first joined Al Isharah in 2011 as a volunteer, with a keen interest in marketing. He has gained over 10 years of experience within the charity sector with Al Isharah and various other charity projects. He was appointed as a trustee and director of Al Isharah, and now
oversees the charities overarching vision and long terms goals, as well as marketing and communications strategies.

Merajur Rahman Chowdhury

Merajur Rahman Chowdhury

Meraj is an consultant in the corporate sector working at a renown multinational professional services firm. He has been with Al Isharah since 2012 and has gained a vast amount of experience. He has been involved in many fundraising and events initiative, working at all levels to make them the success they were. Meraj was appointed the role of trustee and director in 2014 and continues to maintain his
involvement in fundraising and events.

Zobia Kalim

Zobia Kalim

Zobia is a Parent-Child Therapy Practitioner, Sleep practitioner and Equality and Diversity trainer with extensive experience of developing delivering projects for families with special needs children since 2006. She has worked with a number of charities including NSPCC, Contact A Family and National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), for whom she worked with for 12 years. She also has a profoundly deaf son. Zobia took up the role of trustee and director at Al Isharah in 2014 and looks at governance, HR issues and the school for deaf children amongst other roles.

Ilyaas Cader

Ilyaas Cader

Ilyaas Cader is profoundly Deaf. He is working with NHS as a Senior Deaf Child Mental Health over 9 years. He works with Deaf patients behaviour and communication. He has been using Alisharah services since 2012. He recently took up the role of a Deaf trustee with Alisharah to support the deaf community from a deaf perspective.