Founder of MQI

Brief Biographical Sketch & works of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

WITH HIS CHAINS OF CLASSICAL ISLAMIC AUTHORITY

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was born on 19 February 1951 in the historic town of Jhang, Pakistan.  From a young age, he was educated in both the Islamic and secular fields of knowledge. Dr Qadri graduated with a first class honours in law at the Punjab University, Lahore, in 1970 and followed this with an M.A. in Shariah sciences, receiving a Gold Medal for his academic performance.  In the meantime, he had completed his classical Islamic studies, having spent over ten years under the tutelage of his father and other eminent Islamic scholars of the time, achieving an unparalleled understanding of the classical Shariah sciences and the Arabic language. Following a period of legal practice, he taught law at the University of Punjab from 1978 to 1983 and then gained his PhD in Islamic law from the same university in 1986. He was afterwards appointed as Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the University of Punjab.

Dr Qadri founded Minhaj-ul-Qur’an in 1981 and established its headquarters in Lahore.  In less than 30 years, Minhaj-ul-Qur’an has expanded and spread to more than 70 countries around the world; and in terms of its comprehensive and all-encompassing sphere of activities, including welfare, educational, cultural and spiritual, Minhaj-ul-Qu’ran is probably one of the largest non-governmental organisations in the world.

Dr Qadri is currently the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Minhaj University of Lahore (Pakistan), chartered by the Government. He has been engaged in intensive research work, having authored around 400 published works in is lifetime, together with around 1000 unpublished works.  He has delivered thousands of lectures around the world on a vast variety of subjects. The following represents a selection of his works:

Works on Qur’anic Tafsir – exegesis (in number totalling 80 works) include:

  • Irfan al-Qur’an (the Meanings of the Qur’an — Urdu and English versions)
  • Tafsir Minhaj al-Qur’an (al-Futuhat al-Madaniyya — 14 volumes)
  • Tafsir Sura al-Fatiha (partly published, totalling 7 volumes), the largest available publication on this subject.
  • Kashf al-Ghita `an Ma`rifat al-Aqsam li-l-Mustafa (Tafsir in the Arabic language on the excellence of the Holy Prophet — blessings and peace be upon him).
  • Development of Human Personality
  • Islamic Philosophy of Human Life
  • No Coercion in Religion

Works on Hadith compilation and the science of Hadith (in number totalling 80 works) include:

  • Jami‘ as-Sunna fi ma Yahtaj Ilayhi Akhir al-Umma (a comprehensive compilation of 25,000 ahadith, totalling 20 volumes)
  • al-Minhaj as-Sawiyy min al-Hadith an-Nabawiyy (a hadith collection of 5000 ahadith over 5 volumes compiled in the pattern and style of Imam Nawawi’s Riyad as-Salihin and al-Khatib at-Tabrizi’s Mishkat al-Masabih relevant to the modern age). al-Minhaj as-Sawiyy was published with compliments and tributes of Shaykh al-Azhar as-Sayyid Dr Muhammad Tantawi, a renowned Muhaddith of Egypt, ash-Shaykh Dr Ahmad ‘Umar Hashim, Ex-Vice Chancellor of Jami‘a al-Azhar, Cairo, and Grand Mufti of Egypt ash-Shaykh Dr ‘Ali Jumu‘a and others
  • al-‘Ata fi Ma‘rifat al-Mustafa (4 volumes — a collection of 5000 ahadith on the subjects of the excellence, habits, morals, specialties and miracles of the Holy Prophet — blessings and peace be upon him — in the pattern and style of ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad)
  • Hidayat al-Umma ‘ala Minhaj al-Qur’an wa’s-Sunna (2 volumes — another collection of ahadith, numbering 3000)

Works on ‘Aqida – Islamic theology (in number totalling 100 works) include:

  • Majmu‘at al-‘Aqa’id (25 volumes — an unprecedented compendium on Islamic Faith and Theology)
  • Kitab at-Tawhid (a detailed treatise on the concept of the unity of Allah running into 2 volumes)
  • Kitab ar-Risala (2 volumes — a detailed treatise on the excellence of Prophethood and highly esteemed station of the Holy Prophet — blessings and peace be upon him)
  • Kitab as-Sunna (2 volumes — a comprehensive treatise on the authority, science and compilation of hadith and sunna)
  • Kitab al-Bid‘a (a comprehensive work on the concept of ‘innovations’ in Islam)

Works on the Sira – biography – of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) and his virtuous characteristics, among many others, include:

  • Sirat ar-Rasul (a collection of 14 volumes, the largest collection ever written in the Urdu language)
  • Muqaddima as-Sira (2 volumes — an unprecedented work in Islamic history in the pattern of Muqaddima Ibn Khaldun)

Works on Islamic law and jurisprudence (totalling around 60 works) include:

  • Islamic Penal System and Philosophy (Shaykh-ul-Islam’s doctoral thesis)
  • Islamic Concept of Law
  • Salient Characteristics of Islamic Law
  • Islamic Concept of Crime
  • A Comparative Study of Islamic and Western Concepts of Law
  • Islam and Criminality
  • Legal Character of Islamic Punishments
  • al-Hukm ash-Shar‘i (a book on Usul al-Fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence])
  • Sources of Islamic Law
  • Philosophy of Ijtihad and the Modern World

Works on Tasawwuf (Sufism) and spirituality (totalling around 50 works) include:

  • Kitab al-Ihsan
  • Reality of Tasawwuf
  • Practical Code of Spirituality
  • Obedience to Allah
  • Pearls of Remembrance of Allah
  • Love of Allah
  • Wariness of Allah
  • The Beauty of Pious Deeds
  • al-Fuyudat al-Muhammadiyya

Works on human Rights and modern Sciences, among many others, include:

  • Human Rights in Islam
  • Islam on the Rights of Women
  • Islam on the Rights of Children
  • Islam on the Rights of Senior Citizens
  • Islam on the Rights of Non-Muslims
  • Islam on the Rights of the Disabled

Miscellaneous works, among many others, include:

  • Islam in Various Perspectives
  • How to end Extremism and Sectarianism
  • The Real Concept of Jihad
  • Jihad: A Charity
  • True Knowledge: a Creative or an Interpretative Phenomenon
  • Reformable Aspects of Religious and Secular Sciences

Shaykh-ul-Islam’s Chains of Authority

His Eminence Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has received a large number of authorities (asanid) and permissions (ijazat) for the transmission of knowledge of hadith, tafsir, fiqh, tasawwuf and other classical Islamic sciences from numerous great pillars of the Muslim world, widely acknowledged as the fountains of Islamic knowledge in the last century back to the classical scholars and great Imams of hadith of the past up to the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him). He has more than 300 Chains of Authority contained in two of his own thabats (reference books on his chains of authority):

  • al-Jawahir al-Bahira fi’l Asanid at-Tahira
  • As-Subul al-Wahabiyya fi’l-Asanid adh-Dhahabiyya

The following are some examples of his links to the renowned classical scholars via only one teacher:

  • He is linked to al-Imam Yusuf ibn Isma‘il an-Nabhani directly via only one teacher, his student ash-Shaykh Husayn ibn Ahmad al-‘Usayran (Lebanon).
  • He is linked to al-Imam Imdadu’llah al-Muhajir al-Makki via only one teacher, his vicegerent ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid ‘Abd al-Ma‘bud al-Jilani al-Madani (who died at the age of 165 years).
  • Shaykh-ul-Islam is linked to Imam al-Hind ash-Shah Ahmad Rida Khan via only one teacher through three different routes:
    • ash-Shaykh al-Mu‘ammar Diya’ud-Din Ahmad al-Qadri al-Madani
    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Abu’l-Barakat Ahmad al-Qadri Alwari
    • ash-Shaykh al-Mu‘ammar as-Sayyid ‘Abd al-Ma‘bud al-Jilani al-Madani

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has gathered together the various fields of classical Islamic knowledge especially the knowledge, and authorities of hadith, from famous centres of Islamic learning across the globe:

1. Authorities of the great Shuyukh of Makka and Madina

  • al-Imam ‘Umar ibn Hamadan al-Mahrasi
  • al-Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Zahir al-Watri
  • al-Imam Ahmad ibn Isma‘il al-Barzanji
  • al-Imam Ahmad Sharif ibn Muhammad as-Sanusi al-Madani
  • al-Imam Ahmad ibn Zayni Dahlan
  • ash-Shaykha Amatu’llah bint al-Imam ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Muhaddith ad-Dihlawi al-Madani

Shaykh-ul-Islam received the authorities of the above mentioned through:

    • Muhaddith al-Haram ash-Shaykh ‘Alawi ibn ‘Abbas al-Maliki al-Makki (father of ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki). (He had sama‘ from him in 1963.)
    • ash-Shaykh al-Mu‘ammar Diya’ud-Din Ahmad al-Qadri al-Madani (died at the age of more than 100 years)
    • ash-Shaykh Husayn ibn Ahmad al-‘Usayran (Lebanon — died at the age of 100 years)
    • ash-Shaykh Dr Farida’d-Din al-Qadri (father of Shaykh-ul-Islam)

2. Authorities of the great Shuyukh of Baghdad

  • al-Imam ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn ‘Ali an-Naqib al-Baghdadi (Imam al-Awliya’ and Hujjat al-Muhaddithin of his era)
  • al-Imam ‘Abd as-Salam al-Muhaddith al-Afandi al-Baghdadi
  • al-Imam ‘Abd ar-Razzaq al-Bazzaz al-Muhaddith al-Baghdadi back to al-Imam as-Sayyid Mahmud ibn ‘Abdi’llah al-Alusi (author of Tafsir Ruh al-Ma‘ani)

Shaykh-ul-Islam received the authorities of the above mentioned through:

    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Tahir ‘Ala’ud-Din al-Jilani al-Baghdadi al-Afandi
    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid ‘Alawi ibn ‘Abbas al-Maliki al-Makki
    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid ‘Abd al-Ma‘bud al-Jilani al-Madani
    • ash-Shaykh Dr Farida’d-Din al-Qadri

3. Authorities of the great Shuyukh of ash-Sham (Syria)

  • Muhaddith ash-Sham al-Imam Muhammad ibn Ja‘far al-Kittani
  • Muhaddith ash-Sham al-Imam Muhammad Badra’d-Din ibn Yusuf al-Hasani
  • al-Imam ‘Abd al-Hayy ibn ‘Abd al-Kabir al-Muhaddith al-Kittani
  • al-Imam Abu’l-Makarim Muhammad Amin as-Suwayd ad-Dimashqi

Shaykh-ul-Islam received the authorities of the above mentioned through:

    • ash-Shaykh Husayn ibn Ahmad al-‘Usayran (Lebanon)
    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad al-Fatih ibn Muhammad al-Makki al-Kittani (Damascus)
    • ash-Shaykh Dr Farida’d-Din al-Qadri

4. Authorities of the great Shuyukh of Lebanon and Tarabulus

  • al-Imam Yusuf ibn Isma‘il an-Nabhani (Imam al-Muhaddithin of the last century)
  • al-Imam ‘Abd al-Qadir ash-Shalabi at-Tarabulusi
  • al-Imam Hasan ‘Uwaydan al-Fayturi al-Tarabulusi

Shaykh-ul-Islam received the authorities of the above mentioned through:

    • ash-Shaykh Husayn ibn Ahmad al-‘Usayran (Lebanon)
    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad al-Fatih ibn Muhammad al-Makki al-Kittani (Damascus)
    • ash-Shaykh Dr Farida’d-Din al-Qadri

5. Authorities of the great Shuyukh of al-Maghrib and ash-Shanqit (Mauritania):

  • al-Imam Abu ‘Abdi’llah Muhammad ibn Mustafa Ma’ul ‘Aynayn ash-Shanqiti
  • al-Imam Muhammad Habibu’llah ash-Shanqiti
  • al-Imam Muhammad al-‘Arabi ibn Muhammad al-Azizi al-Fasi
  • al-Imam ‘Abdu’llah ibn Siddiq al-Ghimari al-Maghribi

Shaykh-ul-Islam received the authorities of the above mentioned through:

    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid ‘Alawi ibn ‘Abbas al-Maliki al-Makki
    • ash-Shaykh Husayn ibn Ahmad al-‘Usayran (Lebanon)
    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad al-Fatih ibn Muhammad al-Makki al-Kittani
    • ash-Shaykh Dr Farida’d-Din al-Qadri

6. Authorities of the great Shuyukh of Yemen:

  • ash-Shaykh al-Habib Hamza ibn ‘Umar al-‘Aydarus al-Habashi
  • ash-Shaykh al-Habib ‘Ali ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahman al-Habashi
  • ash-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir ibn Ahmad as-Saqaf
  • ash-Shaykh ‘Abdu’llah ibn Ahmad al-Haddad
  • ash-Shaykh Hasan ibn Ahmad al-Ahdal al-Yamani
  • ash-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Ahdal al-Yamani
  • ash-Shaykh Isma‘il al-Yamani (author of Nafas ar-Rahman)

Shaykh-ul-Islam received the authorities of the above mentioned through:

    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid ‘Alawi ibn ‘Abbas al-Maliki al-Makki
    • ash-Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki al-Makki
    • ash-Shaykh Dr Farida’d-Din al-Qadri

7. Authorities of the great Shuyukh of al-Hind (India and Pakistan):

  • Imam al-Hind ash-Shah Ahmad Rida Khan
  • Abu’l-Hasanat al-Imam ‘Abd al-Hayy ibn ‘Abd al-Halim al-Muhaddith al-Laknawi (Faqih al-Hind and Shaykh of Arab and non-Arab)
  • al-Imam ‘Abd al-Baqi ibn ‘Ali al-Ansari al-Muhaddith al-Laknawi al-Madani (up to al-Imam Shah Waliyyu’llah al-Muhaddith ad-Dihlawi)
  • ash-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hadi ibn ‘Ali al-Ansari al-Muhaddith al-Laknawi
  • al-Imam al-Muhaddith al-Musnid Irshad Husayn Rampuri
  • al-Imam ash-Shah Imdadu’llah al-Muhajir al-Makki (a great saint and shaykh of Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi, Mawlana Rashid Ahmad Ganguhi, Mawlana Muhammad Qasim Nanutwi and others)
  • Muhaqqiq al-Hind al-Imam Fadl al-Haqq al-Khayrabadi
  • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Didar ‘Ali ash-Shah al-Muhaddith Alwari
  • Muhaddith al-Hind ash-Shaykh Muhammad Anwar ash-Shah al-Kashmiri (author of Fayd al-Bari)
  • Muhaddith al-Hind ash-Shaykh Ahmad ‘Ali Saharanpuri
  • ash-Shaykh ‘Abd ash-Shukur al-Muhaddith al-Muhajir al-Madani
  • ash-Shaykh Badr al-‘Alam Mirathi

Shaykh-ul-Islam received the authorities of the above mentioned through:

    • ash-Shaykh al-Mu‘ammar Diya’a‘d-Din Ahmad al-Madani (he died at the age of over 100 years)
    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid ‘Abd al-Ma‘bud al-Jilani al-Madani (he died at the age of 165 years)
    • al-Muhaddith al-A‘zam ash-Shaykh Sardar Ahmad al-Qadri (Faisalabad)
    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Abu’l-Barakat al-Muhaddith Alwari (Lahore)
    • ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Ahmad Sa‘id al-Kazimi Amruhi (Multan)
    • ash-Shaykh Dr Farida’d-Din al-Qadri
    • ash-Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Rashid ibn Qutba’d-Din al-Qadri ar-Ridawi
    • ash-Shaykh Dr Burhan Ahmad al-Faruqi

8. An unprecedented chain of authority:

Finally, the most unprecedented, unique, highly blessed and honoured chain of authority that his Eminence Shaykh-ul-Islam possesses is through only four Shuyukh between Shaykh-ul-Islam and the great Imams listed below:

  • Sayyiduna ‘Abd ar-Razzaq ibn Sayyiduna al-Ghawth al-A‘zam ash-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani al-Hasani al-Husayni (Baghdad)
  • al-Imam ash-Shaykh al-Akbar Muhya’d-Din ibn al-‘Arabi (author of al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya) (Damascus)
  • al-Imam Ibn al-Hajar al-‘Asqalani, the greatest authority on hadith (Egypt)

His Eminence Shaykh-ul-Islam’s continuous chain of authority (isnad) up to the above mentioned great Imams is as under:

    1. Shaykh-ul-Islam narrates (with direct permission and authority) from ash-Shaykh Husayn ibn Ahmad al-‘Usayran (Lebanon).
    2. He narrates from ash-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hayy ibn ash-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kabir al-Kittani.
    3. He narrates from ash-Shaykh al-Mu‘ammar ‘Abd al-Hadi ibn al-‘Arabi al-‘Awwad.
    4. He narrates from al-Imam as-Sayyid ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Hafid al-Habashi. He was born in 581 (hegira) and died in 1276 (hegira) and lived up to 695 years. He directly studied under and narrated from al-Imam ‘Abd ar-Razzaq al-Jilani ibn Sayyiduna Ghawth al-‘Azam al-Jilani at Baghdad, from al-Imam ash-Shaykh al-Akbar Muhya’d-Din ibn al-‘Arabi at Damascus and from al-Imam ibn al-Hajar al-‘Asqalani at Egypt. (Imam ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Kittani, Fahras al-Faharis wa’l-Athbat, vol. 2, p. 928).

His Eminence Shaykh-ul-Islam has received the same authority and ijazat of transmission from another chain:

    1. His Eminence narrates from ash-Shaykh Husayn ibn Ahmad al-‘Usayran.
    2. He narrates from ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Ahmad ibn Muhammad as-Sanusi al-Madani.
    3. He narrates from ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad ibn Muhammad as-Sanusi.
    4. He narrates from ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Ali as-Sanusi.
    5. He narrates from al-Imam ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Hafid al-Habashi who received from all of the above mentioned three great Imams.

Leading Islamic Scholars who have received ijazat (License to Transmit) from Shaykh-ul-Islam

The following is a selective list of some leading Islamic scholars who have received authority to transmit from Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri:

  • Damascus, Syria: ash-Shaykh As‘ad Muhammad as-Sa‘id as-Sagharji (a great scholar of hadith sciences and fiqh and the author of the famous work al-Fiqh al-Hanafi wa Adillatuh. He is the grand Imam of the renowned Jami‘ al-Masjid al-Umawiyy — the Umayyad Mosque of Damascus).
  • Kuwait: ash-Shaykh al-Sayyid Yusuf as-Sayyid Hashim ar-Rifa‘i (world’s renowned scholar and ash-Shaykh of tariqa)
  • Halab, Syria: ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Dr Abu’l-Huda al-Husayni al-Halabi
  • Damascus, Syria: ash-Shaykh Abu’l-Khayr ash-Shukri (khatib of Umayyad Mosque of Damascus and head of the famous institute of advanced hadith studies opened by al-Muhaddith al-Akbar Imam Badra’d-Din al-Hasani, called Jami‘ al-Muhaddith al-Akbar)
  • Damascus, Syria: ash-Shaykh Muhammad Nadim an-Nadman
  • Damascus, Syria: ash-Shaykh ‘Abdu’llah ‘Abd al-‘Aziz ‘Azw
  • Damascus, Syria: ash-Shaykh Husayn Muhammad Ibrahim
  • Damascus, Syria: ash-Shaykh Ahmad Qarw
  • Damascus, Syria: ash-Shaykh Mahmud ‘Abd ar-Rahman Daqqaq
  • Syria: ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Ghiyath ibn Muhammad ‘Uthman ad-Dusuqi al-Husayni al-Qadri ar-Rifa‘i ash-Shami
  • Baghdad, Iraq: ash-Shaykh Dr ‘Abd ar-Razzaq as-Sa‘di (Grand Mufti of Iraq prior to March 2003)
  • Baghdad, Iraq: ash-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Wahhab al-Mashhadani (a famous scholar of Islamic jurisprudence and a renowned author)
  • Cairo, Egypt: ash-Shaykh Hamadun Ahmad ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahim al-Azhari
  • Cairo, Egypt: ash-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Muqtadir ibn Muhammad al-‘Alawan al-Azhari
  • Cairo, Egypt: ash-Shaykh Yusuf Yunus Ahmad ‘Abd ar-Rahim al-Azhari
  • Cairo, Egypt: as-Sayyid Hamid Mahmud Ahmad Mahmud al-Azhari
  • Cairo, Egypt: ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Ahmad ‘Abdu’llah Muhammad ‘Abd al-Jayyid al-Azhari
  • Cairo, Egypt: ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid ‘Abd al-Wahid Yusuf Muhammad al-Azhari
  • Beirut, Lebanon: ash-Shaykh Dr as-Sayyid Wasim al-Habbal
  • Tarim, Yemen: ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid al-Habib ‘Umar Salim ibn al-Hafiz (Hadhramaut). He is one of the most popular Arab scholars, preachers and spiritual teachers. He is the founding principal of Dar al-Mustafa al-Karim (Yemen). Shaykh-ul-Islam exchanged the asanid and ijazat with him.
  • Tarim, Yemen: ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid al-Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri. He is one of the most popular Ahl as-Sunna scholars of the Arab world. He has studied from great scholars in the Arab world and was one of the closest students of the late as-Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki al-Makki. He is a famous sufi teacher of the Ba ‘Alawi Tariqa of sufism, which is widely followed in Hadhramaut, Yemen and Hijaz (Saudi Arabia).
  • Tarim, Yemen: ash-Shaykh al-Habib ‘Ali Mashhur ibn Salim ibn al-Hafiz. He is the Imam of the Tarim Mosque, a Grand Mufti and head of the Fatwa Council in Tarim, Yemen.
  • Tarim, Yemen: ash-Shaykh Sayf ‘Ali al-‘Asri
  • Sana‘a, Yemen: Shaykh Jabrayn ibn Ibrahim as-San‘ani
  • Mauritania: ash-Shaykh Muhammad al-Amin ash-Shanqiti
  • Hyderabad, India: ash-Shaykh Muhammad Amin ash-Sharif (Shaykh al-Hadith of Jami‘a an-Nizamiyya, Hyderabad Deccan, India)
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh: ash-Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Habib ar-Rahman Silhati
  • Bangladesh: Mawlana Ruh al-Amin, executive editor of the second largest newspaper of Bangladesh The Inqilab and he is the president of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Bangladesh.
  • UK: Dr ‘Irfan Ahmad al-‘Alawi. He is a university lecturer, Bar at Law, CPhil PhD, Lecturer in Islamic Theology and tasawwuf (Islamic spirituality). He is a student of ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki (Makka). He is the executive director of Islamic Heritage and also a writer for many Islamic journals across the world. He has translated many works into Arabic, English and Swahili.
  • UK: ash-Shaykh Babikr Ahmad Babikr. He has been actively involved in ad-da‘wa in the UK since the 1970s. He studied the Islamic sciences in Sudan under ash-Shaykh Fatih Qaribu’llah.
  • UK: Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad, lecturer at University of Cambridge and a leading scholar in the UK who has specialised in many fields.
  • UK: Shaykh Abdul Aziz Fredricks from Glasgow, UK. Shaykh Fredricks is a prominent scholar in Scotland
  • Canada: ash-Shaykh Faysal ‘Abd ar-Razzaq (al-Imam and president of the Islamic Forum of Canada). From 1977-1986 he studied in Saudi Arabia, first at Umm al-Qura University in Makka, then at King ‘Abd al-‘Aziz University in Jeddah. He also studied at York University, Toronto, Canada. He has spoken on a wide range of Islamic topics in many countries including Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Syria, Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad. He has to his credit more than one hundred titles recorded on audio and video. ash-Shaykh Faysal is also a prolific writer of Islamic books.

And thousands from many countries, including Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Baghdad, Sudan, Jordan, UAE, East Africa, India, Bangladesh and other countries.

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