Rehanah Sadiq

PGDip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Muslim Chaplain, Birmingham Hospital, United Kingdom


Islamic Chaplaincy


Rehanah Sadiq has worked as a Muslim chaplain for two Birmingham NHS Hospital Trusts since 2000, helping to develop  both respective Chaplaincy departments into a pro-active multi-faith team. 

She has been giving counseling in the Muslim community for over 30 years. In 2006 she qualified as a  psychotherapist from the University of Central England at Birmingham. 

Since 2011 she has been a Trust Advisor for West Midlands Police Chaplaincy and is involved in Trust Input  Training for the Team. She has been a member of the WMP Faith and Chaplaincy Liaison Committee since  2013. 

She was elected chaplain in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and later for the Glasgow2014  Commonwealth Games. 

In 2014 she worked in consultation with the World Health Organisation in providing information from a  Muslim perspective and in the development of a ‘Safe and Dignified Burial Protocol’ for patients who died of  suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease in West Africa. 

Her aspirations include writing books and furthering study in Arabic and Islamic Jurisprudence in the context  of Chaplaincy.  

Honorary Visiting Fellow, Markfield Institute of Higher Education, UK.