Mufti Barkatulla is a senior Imam and lecturer on Islamic Finance at a Community College. Trained extensively both in traditional Islamic and modern Western educational institutions, he has served UK Muslims as a community worker and as a Judge at Islamic Sharia Council, London. He has developed Islamic Sharia information databases on cd-rom and recently hosted live phone-in shows on community TV channels. He is a member of the Sharia supervisory boards of several institutions including Islamic Bank of Britain and Lloyds tsb. He maintains the Islamic Helpline.