The Muslim Initiative is a community association based in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Our aim is to enhance the lives and future prospects of Muslims living in the North East of England through education, welfare and social engagement, as well as to create a cohesive atmosphere between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the region.


Our chairman is Shaykh Mohammed Roziur Rahman (known as Imam Raza), a classically trained Imam from Newcastle upon Tyne. He works as a Muslim chaplain for the NHS and is a regular advisor to local and national organisations.


Imam Raza holds a BA (Hons) in Islamic Theology and an MA in Muslim Chaplaincy. He is trained in the sciences of Qira’ah, Tafseer, Fiqh and Hadith. He is also a Hafidh of the Quran and a specialist in Quranic Arabic.