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Shaykh Muhammad Amin al-Hasanat Shah al-Qurashi

Shaykh Muhammad Amin al-Hasanat Shah al-Qurashi was born in Bhera, Punjab, on 25th Rajab 1369 AH (9th May 1950).  His father is the late Justice Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari (ra). Following family tradition...

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Shaykh of al-Azhar al-Sharif, Prof Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb

Shaykh of al-Azhar al-Sharif Professor Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb was appointed as the Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar al-Sharif in March 2010, after the passing of his predecessor, Shaykh Dr Muhammad...

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Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada

Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, born in 1946 in Jhang, Pakistan, is a graduate of DMG Bhera and the University of the Punjab (Pakistan). His qualifications include Adib, ‘Alim and Fadil ‘Arabi, BA (English), MA (Islam...

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Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi is one of the leading scholars of Islam in the world whose words have transformed the lives of thousands of people. He is a charismatic public speaker in both Arabic and English; and studied...

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Shaykh Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Husayni 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...

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Shaykh Habib Ali Zain al-Abideen al-Jifri

Shaykh Habib Ali Zain al-Abideen al-Jifri was born into a family of noble lineage extending in an unbroken chain to Imam Hussain, may Allah be pleased with him, grandson of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Habib Ali ...

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Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani is a scholar and Sufi shaykh from the Middle East. He graduated from the American University of Beirut in Chemistry. From there he went to Belgium, to continue his Medical Degree in Louvain...

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Shaykh Yusuf ‘Abd al-Wahhab ibn Mahmud Abu Sneina

Shaykh Yusuf ‘Abd al-Wahhab ibn Mahmud Abu Sneina is undoubtedly a fortunate, honoured and blessed individual for he is the Imam and Khatib of al-Masjid al-Aqsa (Jerusalem). Al-Masjid al-Aqsa was the original qibla of the Muslims...

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Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (T. J. Winter) is the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College...

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Shaykh Muhammad Mazhar Hussain al-Qadri

Shaykh Muhammad Mazhar Hussain al-Qadri was born on Monday 25th November 1963 to a noble family of scholars and saints. His father Khawaja Shaykh Muhammad Karam Hussain al-Qadri (Allah have mercy upon him) was an...

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Shaykh Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak

Shaykh Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak lives in Brampton, Canada. From 1977 to 1986 he studied in Saudi Arabia, first at Umm al-Qurra University in Makkah, then at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. He also studied at York University...

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Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari

Shaykh Ahmad Muhammad Saad Ash-Shafi’ie Al-Azhari Al-Hasani was born into a family of scholars whose lineage goes back to the Prophet (salla Allahu alayh wa sallam) through Sayyidna Al-Hasan ibn Ali (radia Allahu anhu)...

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Professor Dr Usama al-Abd

Professor Dr Usama al-Abd is the President of Al-Azhar University, Cairo.  He began his studies at Al-Azhar University at a young age where he memorized the Qur’an and later enrolled into the faculty of Islamic Shari’ah and...

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Shaykh Abdullah Nooruddeen Durkee al-Shadhuli

Shaykh Abdullah Nooruddeen Durkee al-Shadhuli is the khalifah in the Western Hemisphere of Shaykh Ibrahim Muhammad al-Battawi, of the Shadhuliyyah-Badawiyyah order for the Illumination of Hearts and Tranquillity...

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Shaykh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar

Shaykh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar was born in Ghana, West Africa. He specialized in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, including comparative religion, astronomy, spiritual science and healing, divine poetry and chanting, fine arts...

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Shaykh Yasir Abdul Basit

Shaykh Yasir Abdul Basit Abdus Samad, born on the 26th of May 1969 is the youngest son of the world renowned reciter Shaykh Abdul Basit Muhammad Abdus Samad (Allah be pleased with him). With the influence of...

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Hajj Ahmad Thomson

Hajj Ahmad Thomson is a leading barrister and the head of Wynne Chambers.  He specializes in the law relating to charities, wills, employment, discrimination and also Islamic law, and is considered a leading authority on...

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Imam Muhammad Shahid Raza Na’eemi OBE

Imam Muhammad Shahid Raza Na’eemi OBE completed his BSc in Chemistry and Biology as well as an MA in Islamic Studies.  He is at present the Head Imam at Leicester Central Mosque and Chairman of MINAB (Mosques and...

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Imam Muhammad Arshad al-Misbahi

Imam 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...

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Bakhtyar Haider Pirzada al-Azhari

Bakhtyar Haider Pirzada al-Azhari was born in 1980 at a time when his noble father, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, was serving as the Head Imam and Minister of Religion in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire...

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Zulfqar Haider Pirzada al-Azhari

Zulfqar Haider Pirzada al-Azhari was born in Buckinghamshire’s historical town of High Wycombe in 1982. After successfully completing his GCSE’s in 1999, he began a rigorous study of traditional Islamic disciplines such as...

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Shaykh Muhammad Yazdani Raza Misbahi

Shaykh Muhammad Yazdani Raza (Misbahi) is a Hanafi Jurist, who received primary education in the sciences of Islam, under the supervision of his father, the noble Shaykh Muhammad Ismail (Misbahi). Having undergone a solid...

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Abu Awais Imam Muhammad Zahoor Chishti

Abu Awais Imam Muhammad Zahoor Chishti was born in Oldham into a pious and practising Muslim family. He has studied at Jamia Al-Karam, a centre of spiritual and educational excellence, at the hands of Shaykh Muhammad...

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Imam Hafiz Gul Muhammad

Imam Hafiz Gul Muhammad started his basic Islamic education at Jamia Al-Karam in Milton Keynes (UK) under the tutelage of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, one of the most profound thinkers of recent...

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Asif Ali al-Azhari

Imam Najeeb-ur-Rahman Naz was born in 1971 in Gujranwala, Pakistan. In 1985 he moved to Norway and in 1988 he travelled from Norway to UK in the pursuit of knowledge to study at Jamia Al-Karam, which at that time was...

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Imam Muhammad Irfan Faizi Chishti

Imam Muhammad Irfan Faizi Chishti MBE graduated with a Law degree in 1995 after which he embarked on a 7 year path of higher education specialising in theology and language. His studies took him to...

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Imam Hafiz Mahboob Hussain al-Azhari

Imam Hafiz Mahboob Hussain al-Azhari is a mureed of Hazrat Zia-Ul-Ummat Shaykh Pir Justice  Pir Karam Shah Al-Azhari and a student of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada. As such, Mahboob Hussain is the founder...

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Imam Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Khan al-Azhari

Imam Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Khan al-Azhari grew up in Nelson where he completed his initial studies in Qur’anic Arabic and Tajweed with Qari Muhammad Khan Qadri. He came to Jamia Al-Karam in 2000 at the age of...

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Imam Imran Muhammad

Imam Khalid Hussein Abdulla or Shaykh Abdul Khalid Hussein Esmail Abdulla is an Imam and Speaker at Masjid Tajdaar-e-Madina in Leicester, United Kindom. He was born in the historic city of Leicester and began studying when...

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Imam Imran Muhammad

Imam Imran Muhammad came to Jamia Al-Karam in the year 1995 where he did his GCSEs and A-Levels. After his school and college education at Jamia Al-Karam he embarked on his journey in studying the Qur'anic sciences...

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Imam Iftikhar Daad al-Azhari

Imam Iftikhar Daad al-Azhari was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, in 1982 into a very simple and humble family. After completing his primary education in London, he went on to study in one of the leading Muslim secondary schools...

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Imam Usman Ali Dar

Imam Osman Saeed Dar al-Azhari is a young scholar from Rochdale (UK) who from a very early age had a deep interest and passion for studying Islam. This led him to studying the Islamic Sciences at Jamia Al-Karam in...

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Imam Muhammad Ramzan al-Azhari

Imam Muhammad Ramzan al-Azhari completed his secondary and further education in his home town of Rochdale (UK). He then went on to study Higher Islamic Studies at Jamia Al-Karam where, under the guidance of the honourable...

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Imam Hafiz Ghulam Moyhuddin

Imam Ghulam Moyhuddin is a graduate of the Cambridge Muslim College where he studied under the guidance of Shaykh Abdal Hakm Murad, and gained a diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies and Leadership in 2012...

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