Abdullah Hakim Quick’s Biography

Abdullah Hakim Quick

Senior Instructor and Historian. Head of Islamic History Department. First American to graduate from Madinah University, 1979. Master’s and PhD in African History, University of Toronto. Author of many history books. Travelled and researched in 61 countries. Leads Islamic history tours in Spain, Morocco and Turkey. Senior Lecturer with Islamic Institute of Toronto.

Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick, PhD, is a senior historian, having accomplished a lifetime worth of achievements spanning many continents while enlightening the lives of millions. He is the Head of AlMaghrib’s Sīrah and Islamic History Department.

Shaykh Abdullah was born in the United States of America and accepted Islam in Canada in 1970. He pursued his study of Islam at the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia where he graduated and received an Ijaza from the College of Da’wah and Islamic Sciences in 1979, one of the first two students to do so from the West.

He later completed a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in African History at the University of Toronto in Canada. His thesis was an analysis of the early life of Sheikh ‘Uthman Dan Fodio, a great West African Scholar, Mujahid, and social activist.

Shaykh Abdullah has served as Imam, missionary, teacher, counsellor and media consultant in the USA, Canada, South Africa and the West Indies, and is still going strong! For three years he contributed to the religious page of Canada’s leading newspaper. He has travelled to over 61 countries on lecture, research and educational tours. Yes, 61!

He keeps the online world fascinated by his daily posts on his social media channels covering his travels and other incredible sights of geography and history of the modern world. He also leads annual tours at historic sites like Spain, Morocco and Turkey. Presently he is a Senior Lecturer with the Islamic Institute of Toronto (I.I.T.) and the Outreach Coordinator with the Canadian Council of Imams.


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