Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy is a descendant of the noble Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), from the family of Imam Husayn (may Allah be pleased with him) by the way of Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (may Allah be pleased with them) whose lineage traces back to the southern Iraqi village of Ninowa, now known as Karbala.
The Shaykh originates from a scholarly family and began his studies under his noble father, Sayyid Yahya (may Allah be pleased with him), memorizing the Glorious Qur'an and acquiring knowledge in many of the Islamic disciplines including aqidah, fiqh, hadith and ihsan, with ijaazas (license to teach) and particularly specializes in the fields of hadith and tawhid.
Shaykh Muhammad attended University of Al-Azhar (faculty of Usool al-Din) where he studied under many s cholars and was under the tutelage of many stars of this century who resided in and originated from Syria, Madinah, Makkah, Tangiers, Fez, Rabat, Egypt, Sudan and Jordan. He also sat at the feet of, and was authorized by, many scholars including the muhaditheen of their era, the Ghumari masters including al-Imam al-Hafeth al-Sayyid Abdullah bin al-Siddiq Ghumari, Shaykh Abdullah al-Husayni, Shaykh Jamil Ar-Rifaiy (may Allah be pleased with them). Amongst the scholars he learnt from are also Shaykh Abdullah Siraj al-Din al-Husayni, the Ba'Alawi scholars, Shaykh Hassan Qaribullah of Sudan and the late Muhaddith of al-Haramayn Sayyid Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki, as well as other honourable scholars from Morocco, North Africa, and the Hijaz.
Shaykh Muhammad is dedicated to reviving, promoting and upholding the traditional and authentic teachings of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama'ah in the light of the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah, bringing about moderation and open mindedness.
Amongst the shaykhs visions include to foster and improve the inter-Islamic relations and to preach tolerance, peace, mercy and understanding within the Muslim community as well as to convey the true values of Islam to the non-Muslim communities. These can only come about through education, interaction and conveyance of the prophetic mercy.
The Shaykh has authored many books in the sciences of tawhid and hadith in Arabic, some of which have now been introduced into the English language. Shaykh Muhammad resides with his family in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) and is an Imam in al-Madina Masjid where he delivers weekly khutbas and participates in many national and international conventions. The Shaykh’s love for the Din and Da’wah has led to extensive travel in the Western World.