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.
Shaikh Shafayat was born in Trinidad, West Indies. Graduated as a Qaari, Faazil/Islamic Scholar from Deoband, the largest and oldest Islamic Institute in India. He founded the National Muslim Sports League of Trinidad and Tobago, which established the Islamic Home for Children. He’s also the Founder and Editor of the Al-Hikmat Monthly Magazine. Shaikh Shafayat is a Former president of the Interfaith Council of South Florida. He organized and conducted many Christian / Muslim / Jewish Dialogues in Churches, Synagogues and Islamic Centers in the U.S.A. He is well known for his community leadership. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami. He lectures throughout the U.S.A. and Internationally on Islam, Interfaith issues and cultural diversity. He is the Principal of Darul Uloom Institute in South Florida and has been lecturing on Human Rights and Religion at St. Thomas University. He has also been lecturing on Cultural Diversity, Islam and terrorism at the Police Academy and Pembroke Pines Police of South Florida for the past five years.
Alhamdullilah, salat wa salam ala Nabeey Muhammad (S A W)ibn, Abdullah. Salam alikum, I pray almighty, Allah (s w t) continue blessing the sheikh, Muhammad Shafayat(Hafeezoul-llah) with wisdom and strength to continue propagating, Islam in Florida and entire United State. I went through your lectures on tiktok, Alhamdullilah masha-Allah. Wa Salam alikum.