Irfan joined the BTHFT Chaplaincy team at the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Irfan has been involved in several community projects; trained and assisted with Muslim funerals and burials, was involved in the research & publication of ‘Muslim Funeral Rites: In Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic’, and is a volunteer for SMT and STC food banks; providing much-needed essentials to the most needy.
Irfan has had a background in the care sector for over 10 years. He has a degree in ‘Youth and Community Development’, and is currently a Care-Coordinator supporting the community of West Yorkshire with physical and mental disabilities. He is fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi and has an NVQ level 4 in British Sign Language. He has a Baccalaureate degree in Islamic Law & Traditional studies. He is an Imam and teacher at Al Markaz Ul Islami Bradford where he is in charge of their online religious education as well as the ‘Gems’ weekend supplementary school for children. His practice is underpinned by his diverse experience, knowledge and religious values.
His Interests lie in community cohesion, counselling, education, spirituality and archery. In 2013 Irfan set up Al Markaz Archerz Club after became a Qualified Archery Leader, taught by Archery GB.