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Shaikh Shafayat’s Biography

Shaikh Shafayat

Shaikh Shafayat was the first Muslim to represent Islam at a Florida State Faith Summit, held at the Capitol Building with Gov. Jeb Bush in the year 2000. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national interfaith organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami.

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Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi’s Biography

Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Yasir Qadhi born 1975, is a Pakistani-American preacher and imam. Since 2001, he has served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an international Islamic educational institution with a center in Houston, Texas. He also taught in the Religious Studies department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is currently the resident scholar of the East Plano Islamic Center in Plano, Texas. Qadhi has written numerous books and lectured widely on Islam and contemporary Muslim issues. A 2011 The New York Times Magazine essay by Andea Elliott described Qadhi as “one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam.” Qadhi was previously affiliated with the Salafi movement but has since left the movement and now only identifies himself as a Sunni.

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Sheikh Dr Sajid Umar’s Biography

Dr Sajid Umar

Sheikh Sajid Umar was born in Leicester, UK. He attended primary and secondary school and college in Harare (Zimbabwe), where he studied IT and obtained a first class degree. Having memorised the Quran at the age of 18 and successfully opening an IT business, he turned his attention towards Islamic studies. He travelled to Riyadh where he enrolled at Imam Muhammed Ibn Saud Islamic University completing a University Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences. He continued his studies at al-Imam University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Shariah, and a master’s degree in Judiciary (Qadha) from the Higher Institute for Judiciary Studies (Ma’had al-ali li’l-Qada) at al-Imam University. His Master’s Thesis was a Shariah based study of Liquidity Management using the famous Repurchase Agreement concept. He is now pursuing his PhD in the institute of Judiciary in Riyadh, specialising in Fiqh.

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Ibrahim Hindy’s Biography

Ibrahim Hindy

Imam Ibrahim Hindy was born in raised in Mississauga. His thirst for Islamic knowledge began at a young age of 14, and led him to travel the world and attending the study circles of many scholars in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. At the age of 18, he began preaching and lecturing at many Mosques in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Hussain Yee’s Biography

Hussain Yee

Shaykh Hussain Yee is a well known International Daee and is the President of Pertubuhan Al-Khaadem in Malaysia. Among other positions, he spent a year in 1980 as an Advisor for the Cambodian Islamic Refugee Organisation in Paris, France. He has also served as a Counsellor at PERKIM Kuala Lumpur and as the Director of Da’wah for the Islamic Center in Hong Kong from 1984 to 1985.

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Bilal Ismail’s Biography

Sheikh Bilal Ismail was born in Durban, South Africa. He is one of three siblings and comes from a religious traditional hanafi family. Sheikh Bilal is an AlKauthar Instructor as well as the head of AlKauthar Students Guild. He is the founder and Director of the Imam Development Program.

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Fariq Naik’s Biography

Fariq Naik

Fariq Naik, 21 years old, is the son of the world famous orator on Islam and Comparative religion, Dr Zakir Naik. He has completed his A level (CIE, UK), at Islamic International School & Junior College – Mumbai.

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Abu Bakr Zoud’s Biography

Abu Bakr Zoud

Abu Bakr Zoud is a graduate of the Faculty of Quran from the Islamic University of Madinah, after which he continued his Qur’anic Studies in Egypt. He received numerous ijazaat in Hafs including one from Sh Ali Al-Hudhafy, the Imam of Masjid An-Nabwi. Abu Bakr Zoud specialises in Qir’aat and currently teaches Tafseer at the Islamic College Australia.

Ali Hammuda’s Biography

Ustadh Ali Hammuda is an educator and writer on Islam. He is of Palestinian origin but was brought up in the UK and although an architect/planner by profession, he currently works with Al-Manar (Cardiff) as the English Islamic programmes officer.

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Ahmed Deedat’s Biography

Ahmed Deedat

Ahmed Hoosen Deedat (July 1918 – 8 August 2005) was a South African writer and public speaker of Indian descent. He was best known as a Muslim missionary who held numerous inter-religious public debates with evangelical Christians, as well as video lectures, most of which centred on Islam, Christianity and the Bible.

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