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Imam Arshad al-Misbahi

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Imam Muhammad Arshad al-MisbahiImam Muhammad Arshad al-Misbahi is the Chair of AKSA (Al-Karam Scholars Association) and has been serving at Manchester Central Mosque Victoria Park since 1997 as the Khatib, Imam and Headteacher.

He was born in 1968 in India. He comes from a well-respected and learned family. His father, Shaykh Hafiz Muhammad Miyan Maleg, has been serving Islam for the last three decades in Birmingham.

Imam Muhammad Arshad began his studies at Jamia Al-Karam where he studied under Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada and Abu’l-In’am ‘Allama ‘Abd al-Bari. Later he travelled to Pakistan as well as India to pursue further and higher education.  In Pakistan, he had the opportunity to study with the late Diya’ al-Ummat, Justice Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari (ra) and in India, he studied at al-Jami’a al-Ashrafiyya at Mubarakpur. Upon his return from India, he began teaching and serving as head of religious studies at Jamia Al-Karam. He completed Tahfeez-ul-Qur’an in Bradford.

He is the founder and patron of the Sunni Society at the University of Manchester. He has extensively travelled to many countries delivering lectures and seminars. Due to his tireless service to the propagation of Islam, more than five hundred people have accepted Islam at his hands in the mosque where he serves. In 2001, he was awarded the ad-Dir’ul Mumtaz award from the Al-Azhar University of Cairo, Egypt.

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