OUISoc Committee

Meet the OUISoc’s Committee for 2023-24

Everyone on committee is always willing to talk to you and help with any questions or concerns you may have. Hover over the images to read a short bio from each committee member!

Executive Committee

Peace be unto you!

My name is Riaz and I am the President of Oxford University's Islamic Society 23/24. As President, it is my role to oversee the committee and the day-to-day administration and running of the society. It is also my responsibility to look after the overall well-being of the ever expanding and diverse Muslim community in Oxford, ensuring that the ISoc is an environment which fosters spiritual, emotional and personal development for all of our society's members. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to let us know and with the grace of God, I will endeavour and do my best to help!

قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِى وَنُسُكِى وَمَحْيَاىَ وَمَمَاتِى لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ "Say: My prayers and sacrifice, my life and death, are all for God, Lord of all the Worlds."[Qur'an 6:162]


Riazul Rahman
3rd Year | History | St Hilda’s College

Assalamualaykum, I'm Zainab!

As the OUISoc's Female Vice-President, I work alongside Riaz and Kamrul to support committee members and ensure the smooth running of the society, so that OUISoc remains a warm and welcoming community inshallah.Feel free to reach out to me if you ever have any questions or concerns, or simply want a chat!

"Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even if it were little." (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Zainab Bhamji
Female Vice-President
3rd Year | Medicine | St Anne’s College

Assalamu’Alaykum, my name is Kamrul and I’m the Male VP for this year, inshaa’Allah. I’m studying Engineering at New College. I work alongside Riaz and Zainab to ensure that the day-to-day running of the ISoc runs smoothly and to enable other members of the committee to carry out their duties to the highest standard by supporting them in any way I can.

Looking ahead, I am excited to see what the future holds and how this community continues to flourish and grow in the years to come.

If you ever have any concerns or ideas about how we can better serve the community, drop me a message or come chat to me, I’m always available, inshaa’Allah.

“When My servants ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about Me - indeed I am near. I respond to one’s prayer when they call upon Me. So let them respond ˹with obedience˺ to Me and believe in Me, so that they may be guided.” (Qur’an 2:186)

Kamrul Ahsan
Male Vice-President
3rd Year | Engineering | New College




As the ISoc secretary, I am responsible for managing various tasks that are essential to the smooth functioning of our society, including responding to your emails and maintaining our records.


While my primary role is more behind-the-scenes, I am always excited to support the other committee members and engage with our community at our many events held throughout term. Please feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions at all about Oxford, Earth Sciences, or the society. I’m here to help!


“So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it” (Qur’an 99:7)


Haleema Khan
2nd Year | Earth Sciences | Exeter College

Assalamu Alaykum!

My name is Abdullah and I’m a 2nd year Engineer at St Hilda’s College. As treasurer I have the privilege of overseeing ISOCs finances and ensuring that we make the most of our resources to serve our community. My role involves handling the day-to-day spending required to put on ISOC’s many events as well as generating revenue through the ISOC stash and sponsorships. I look forward to contributing to the growth and prosperity of ISOC and its community.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to reach out!

“A slave (of Allah) shall not believe until he believes in Al-Qadar, its good and its bad, such that he knows that what struck him would not have missed him, and that what missed him would not have struck him." (Tirmidhi 2144)


Abdullah Abid
2nd Year | Engineering | St Hilda’s College

Assalaamu Alaykum. I’m Aman - a second-year Economics and Management student at Balliol College and I will be this year’s Operations Officer, insha’Allah. This involves ensuring events run as smoothly as possible, maintaining the prayer room and the society’s belongings, and ensuring communication and feedback between committee and the wider society is as open as possible. I will be working closely with the Presidential team to help identify where projects may require a helping hand, and hopefully can provide this wider help to both the executive and operational committees.

“Establish prayer, enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil, and endure patiently whatever befalls you. Surely this is a resolve to aspire to.” (Quran, 31:17)

Aman Sultan
Operations Officer
2nd Year | Economics & Management | Balliol College


Operational Committee

Assalamualaikum, my name is Nafisa Sharder and I’m a second year studying biology at Jesus College. My role is the Sister’s Welfare and Social Officer so I’ll be responsible for organising the girls’ social events as well as helping you to maintain a steady mental and physical wellbeing! InshaAllah, we can all have an amazing time together and create a great community of Muslimahs!


 “you are the best community ever raised for humanity- you encourage good, forbid evil and believe in Allah.” 3:110


Nafisa Sharder
Sisters' Welfare & Social Officer
2nd Year | Biology | Jesus College

السلام عليكم

I’m Saim, your Welfare and Socials Officer this year. ‎إن شاء اللهI will do my best to provide you with the most entertaining events you have ever been to and be a person of support, who you can come to if you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just would like someone to talk to.This community has honestly been the best thing about joining Oxford, and I hope to provide you all with the warm hospitality that I was met with in my first year, ‎إن شاء الله.


He said, "I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allāh, and I know from Allāh that which you do not know. [12: 86]

Saimur Rahman
Brothers' Welfare & Social Officer
2nd year | Physics | New College

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

My name is Nabeeha, and I’m the Graduate Welfare & Social Officer. My role is to look after the Graduate community and plan some exciting events this year.

I'm currently studying a Master's in Global Health Science and Epidemiology at Green Templeton College- I’m also a medical student at King’s College London so I have lots of uni experience under my belt!

I'm looking forward to working OUISoc and all the events that will be taking place in the coming year, insha'Allah. Feel free to contact me about anything and I will try my best to help as much as I can.

بارك الله فيك

Nabeeha Toufiq
Graduate Welfare & Social Officer
MSc | Global Health Science and Epidemiology | Green Templeton College


Assalaamu’alaykum, my name is Mohamed and for the next year, I will be taking on the role of OUIsoc’s Religious Education Officer, a role which is important in order to help facilitate the spiritual growth of our community in Oxford. I will be responsible for organising weekly classes, religious lectures as well as communal activities such as reflection circles and congregational prayers. I am always available if you need any help or advice, either to provide that myself or guide you to someone who can. Jazakumullah

"Has the time not yet come for believers’ hearts to be humbled at the remembrance of Allah and what has been revealed of the truth, and not be like those given the Scripture before—those who were spoiled for so long that their hearts became hardened. And many of them are still rebellious." (Al-Hadid, 57:16)

Mohamed Heikl
Religious Education Officer
2nd Year | Physics | Corpus Christi College

My name is Axel I’m the Islamic awareness officer. My vision for this role is to highlight and beautify lived Islam.

  ﴿وَما يُؤمِنُ أَكثَرُهُم بِاللَّهِ إِلّا وَهُم مُشرِكونَ﴾ [Yūsuf: 106]

(106) And most of them believe not in Allāh except while they associate others with Him.

Axel Marinho
Islamic Awareness Officer
3rd Year | Philosophy and Theology | Regent's Park College

Assalamualaikum, my name is Yasmin and I study Arabic and Islamic Studies at Regent’s Park. Inshallah this year, I will be OUISOC’s Politics Officer.


My role entails informing the community of ideas, events and discussions that they perhaps wouldn’t think of exploring.


Politics isn’t a single discipline, it intertwines with every aspect of life. Even throughout the history of Islam, the way societies gather, the discussions and debates people have and the impacts Muslim figures have made across the world is all a consequence of politics and political systems. Inshallah, my goal is to make the Oxford community aware of just how significant politics is, especially to our faith.

Yasmin Rahman
Politics Officer
2nd Year | Arabic and Islamic Studies | Regent's Park College


Asalamu'alaykum, my name is Sara and my role on committee this year is as Student Affairs office Insha’Allah! My aim is to make sure all Muslim students at Oxford have access to the resources and support they need to feel comfortable, both with their academics and college life. This includes things like having access to halal food, appropriate accommodation and various opportunities to get advice from older peers in the same subject. As well as this, I want to help the new Muslim freshers have an easy transition to university through sessions on how to adapt to an increasing workload and manage being away from home. 


Please do get in contact if you have any questions or want to have a chat! 


 "Whoever submits themselves to Allah and does good will have their reward with their Lord. And there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve" [2,112]

Sara Malik
Student Affairs Officer
3rd Year | Medicine | Hertford College

As-salaamu alaikum, my name is Fahim and this year’s Access Director. Access and outreach are very important for social mobility and helping prospective students realise that coming to Oxford can be a real achievable goal, whilst at the same time being a place where one can strengthen and develop their iman. A lot of access schemes have helped me to be where I am today, and I wish to contribute back to our community through this role, Insha’Allah. The Access Team seeks to tackle the cultural and faith barriers that Muslims often face at university. Over the year, we aim to host a wide range of sessions including our flagship event, the Oxford Muslim Access Conference, engage with parents and expand our reach across the whole of the UK. Together we aim to help students to reach their full potential, support the Muslim community and contribute to wider society. Feel free to contact me if you have any queries or would like us to host an event!

“Cooperate with one another in goodness and righteousness, and do not cooperate in sin and transgression. And be mindful of Allah.”
(Qur’an, 5:2)

Fahim Miah
Access Director
3rd Year | History | St Catherine's College



I'm Ahmad - a first year medic at LMH,


As an Alumni Officer, my job will be to make sure all of our esteemed alumni have many opportunities to stay connected to the community in ways that are exciting and feasible for them.


I hope to see many of you (alumni and current students!) at our exciting events this year, that include the Alumni Dinner, Careers week and many more.


I will also help with the maintenance of the History Project, which is a series of interviews with previous ISOC presidents that you can find on this website. There are some very interesting interviews filled with lots of useful advice and reflections so do keep an eye out for that!


If you have any questions or suggestions, - feel free to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from any Alumni who want to get involved with or visit our ISOC, inshallah I can help facilitate this.

: Surah 4 An-Nisa, Ayat 36

وَاعۡبُدُوا اللّٰهَ وَلَا تُشۡرِكُوۡا بِهٖ شَيۡـئًـا ؕ وَّبِالۡوَالِدَيۡنِ اِحۡسَانًا وَّبِذِى الۡقُرۡبٰى وَالۡيَتٰمٰى وَ الۡمَسٰكِيۡنِ وَالۡجَـارِ ذِى الۡقُرۡبٰى وَالۡجَـارِ الۡجُـنُبِ وَالصَّاحِبِ بِالۡجَـنۡۢبِ وَابۡنِ السَّبِيۡلِ ۙ وَمَا مَلَـكَتۡ اَيۡمَانُكُمۡ ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَنۡ كَانَ مُخۡتَالًا فَخُوۡرَا ۙ‏


Serve Allah and ascribe no partner to Him. Do good to your parents, to near of kin, to orphans, and to the needy, and to the neighbour who is of kin and to the neighbour who is a stranger, and to the companion by your side, and to the wayfarer, and to those whom your right hands possess. Allah does not love the arrogant and the boastful,

Ahmad Awais
Alumni Officer
2nd Year | Medicine | Lady Margaret Hall


Assalamu Alaikum!

I'm Salma, a Law student at Worcester college. As community officer I'm responsible for coordinating the ISOC's charity endeavours insha'Allah - anything and everything from running Charity Week to organising fundraisers, community events and volunteering opportunities!  

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions/ideas :)




'And your Lord has not forsaken you, nor does he detest you. And the afterlife is better for you than the present life. And your Lord will give you, and you will be satisfied' (93:3-5) 

Salma Kafafy
Community Officer
2nd Year | Law | Worcester College

Asalamu'alaykum, my name is Nada, my role on the committee is to take care of the OUISoc website and social media to keep you all updated on the latest events, announcements and highlights of the term. In addition, my role is also to work with the Ikhlaas magazine and to help anyone with any tech-related queries.

With my experience on social media, I am looking to raise awareness about the amazing supportive community we have here at Oxford, to make prospective and current students feel welcomed here. I believe social media is a powerful tool to engage with students across the world, academic excellence should be normalised across the Muslim community. I hope to help you all realise how much potential you all have.


If you have any suggestions or feedback on our social media, feel free to reach out :)

Check out our Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook


 Say, "I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord - let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone." 18:110


Nada Omar
Technology & Communications Officer
2nd Year | Chemistry | Exeter College

Salam, my name is AbdoAllah and I am a first year Engineer at Worcester College.

As Media and Design Officer for the ISoc this year, I have been blessed with the opportunity to create and produce visual graphics for the society. This includes but is not limited to posters, banners, videos, and social posts for upcoming events. Holding the belief that every design I produce is a chance to attract people to both the society and the faith motivates me to fulfil my role to the best of my abilities, Insha'Allah.   

If you have any ideas/feedback regarding my work or even for something completely unrelated, my email is open to anyone!


“And they brought upon his shirt false blood. [Jacob] said, "Rather, your souls have enticed you to something, so patience is most fitting. And Allah is the one sought for help against that which you describe." (Yusuf [12]: 18)


“[Jacob] said, "Rather, your souls have enticed you to something, so patience is most fitting. Perhaps Allah will bring them to me all together. Indeed, it is He who is the Knowing, the Wise." (Yusuf [12]: 83)

AbdoAllah Mohammed
Media & Design Officer
2nd Year | Engineering | Worcester College


Salam, I'm Ahmed. As your Graduate Academic Officer, I’m responsible for organising events which support students to grow within academia.

Please do reach out with any queries relating to anything academic, or if you want to just have a chat in general!

“And Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise.” (Sahih Muslim)

Ahmed Riyad
Graduate Academic Officer
MPhil | Economics | Corpus Christi College

Assalamu’alaykum, I’m Aaliyah and I’m the RO for this year. InShaAllah my role mainly lies in advisory tasks and running elections next year . Feel free to get in contact with me if you need anything!

Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful." (Surah Zumar, Ayah 53)

Aaliyah Natha
Returning Officer
4th year | Earth Sciences | Exeter College