Ismail holds a BA in Islamic Law from the world renowned Islamic University of Madinah. KSA. He has also studied at a number of leading institutions across the world and held positions of Imam in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada.
Ismail has provided professional athletes with support, which has helped him to develop a deep understanding of the relationship between faith and performance. This, and his vast research into relations between Sports & Faith has led to him to found the company Muslim Chaplains in Sport.
As well as being a Director of MCS, Ismail is also a Director of Excel Arabic, a company specialising in Arabic linguistics and also holds a role in Community Relations for a UK based Charity.