Sh Aarij Anwer holds Bachelor of Islamic Sciences in Fiqh and Usulul Fiqh (Al-Madinah International University). He’s also completed degrees in Computer Science (Waterloo) and Education (Toronto). He’s pursuing Masters in Tafsir from Al-Madinah International University. Currently, Sh Aarij heads Qutoof Academy for advanced Arabic studies, teaches the Steps to Arabic program at AlKauthar Institute and serves as Islamic Education Coordinator for the London Muslim Mosque.
Shaikh Aarij Anwer is a specialist in morphological tafsir and Arabic. He was born in Karachi, grew up in the Greater Toronto Area and serves as an imam at Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque in Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Islamic Sciences from Al-Madinah International University of Malaysia. He continues to study advanced Arabic, Fiqh and Hadith with scholars from Egypt.
He has taught Arabic to over 500 students from across the world and published a complete Arabic curriculum for Islamic schools. He’s the founder of Qutoof Academy for advanced Arabic studies.He has also published a book on the Prophet’s (S) supplications. As an AlKauthar institute instructor, he travels internationally to teach tafsir.
A registered religious official, he presides over marriages. Once a year, he leads an umrah group with a special focus on seerah and tafsir on site. Aarij Anwer lives in Brampton, Ontario with his wife and three daughters.