SHAYKH MUSTAFA STYER
Mustafa Styer is an American-born, Oxford University-trained educator and researcher of Islamic Philosophy. Specializing in curriculum development from the University of London, Mustafa has devoted many years in developing an Islamic education curriculum in the UK. He has worked as head-teacher, deputy head, curriculum coordinator, and a teacher trainer in tarbiya for the Association of Muslim Schools UK established by Yusuf Islam. When the secretary of state encouraged Muslim schools to join the state system, he was seconded by the AMS to produce curriculum in Islamic music (Nashid), citizenship, and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) and produced a 99-Names Scheme. Mustafa began his traditional Islamic studies in Damascus in 1995 in the Department of Usul al-din at Abu Nour and attending the lessons of Sheikh ’Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri and others and now continues his studies in Konya learning the Ottoman syllabus from Sheikh Salih al-Ghursi. Mustafa splits his time between the UK and Konya, working as the Project Lead for LIFE while continuing his research as part of Tabah Foundation's Classification of the Sciences project.
ABDULLAH H. MIRZA
Abdullah is studying the Great Books program at St. John's College, Santa Fe, where he is the Editor-in-Chief for the student newsletter, The Moon. Previously, he was a reporter for The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper of the University of California, Berkeley, and copy-editor and opinion editor for the award-winning Berkeley High Jacket at Berkeley High School. His interests include writing and editing, copywriting and copy-editing, and translating and reading ancient philosophical texts.
Eric Dykes lives in the Bay Area, California with his wife and two children. He has been working in the field of non-profit organizations and educational institutions, such as Ta’leef Collective, and more recently at Zaytuna College in California. He is currently pursuing studies in classical language arts, as well as philosophy. His interests include epistemology, practical applications of theory, and educational methods.