Our aim is to inspire individuals come close to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’alah, so they can meet Prophet Muhammad Sallallah hu alihi wasalam, Prophet Musa Alihissalam, Prophet Eesa Alihissalam, Prophet Ibrahim Alihissalam, their companions, the Tabieen and everyone in Jannah. The conference will help us learn about practical steps leading to actions beloved to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’alah which in return will allows us to meet him inshallah in Jannatul Firdous. Informative & Inspirational talks will be delivered by renowned speakers to achieve the aim.
Sheikh Alaa has studied for his Bachelors in Sharīʿah from the American International University, and has earned a scholarship from the Shari’ah Academy in Egypt/Florida. Sheikh Alaa has also received his ijāzah of Qurʾan recitation for Ḥafṣ ʿan ʿĀṣim, studied comparative religion for five years through the IPCI in South Africa, and was on the board of directors of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.
He currently is a member of the Canadian Council of Imams as well as a member of Horizon Interfaith Communication Media Council. Prior to this he was an Imam for the Muslim Council of Calgary and acted as its media spokesperson. He has hosted Vision of Islam, a weekly television show which runs throughout Alberta, Canada. He also appeared as a speaker on Islam on various television channels.
Sheikh Alaa was a member of the Calgary Multi-Faith Committee, and a member of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Committee. Sheikh Alaa received the Alberta Centennial award by the Alberta Government in 2005, granted to him for his outstanding service to the Alberta community.
Currently Sheikh Alaa is the Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Centre of Canada-ISNA. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director for the Canadian Islamic Congress. Sheikh Alaa is a favourite tutor with AlKauthar and is also the director of internal & external affairs for Mercy Mission world.
Founder and Executive Director of MRDF, Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for the Islamic Sharia Council (UK & Eire). He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom’s Higher Judiciary Council. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities.
Shaykh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari’ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a western environment whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a western socio-political context. He also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations and currently serves as the chairman (and trustee) of the Muslim Research and Development Foundation.Watch a Video Lecture
is an Irish-American who accepted Islam in 1994 and traveled to Sudan to study Islam. He furthered his studies by relocating to Saudi Arabia to study Quraan, Tajweed, and the Arabic language. He was then accepted into the Islamic University of Madinah and enrolled into the Arabic Institute and then graduated from the faculty of Da’wah and Usool Ad-Deen.
Since graduation in 2006 he has become a renowned international speaker lecturing around the world at conferences, events and a presenter on Peace TV, Huda TV and others. Currently he is the Imam at the Cork dawah centre and principal at Al Huda school in Cork, Ireland.Watch a Video Lecture
Shaykh Zahir Mahmood was born in England and has gained licences to teach (Ijaazas) in many Islamic Sciences including Quran, Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and Traditions (Hadith) of The Prophet (Peace be upon him) from various Shuyukh.
Following the completion of his formal state education at the age of 16, he enrolled at Dar al-Uloom al-Arabiyya al-Islamiyya, Bury, where he initiated his studies of the Alimiya course. Thereafter, he studied 3 years in the prestigious seat of learning al-Jamia al-Islamiyya, Karachi, Pakistan.
He went on to complete his Alimiya course at the pioneering Dar al-Uloom Newcastle, South Africa, which has since been used as a template for other seats of learning in the region. Here, the Shaykhu2019s studies included a detailed analysis of Sahih al-Bukhari with the renowned Scholar Shaykh Qasim Seema. Returning back to the UK, he gained a BA in Applied Theological Studies from the University of Birmingham and taught the Alimiya course at Madina al-Uloom Kidderminster for a subsequent 2 years. He also translated part of the classical Hanafi text of Fiqh, al-Shurunbulaliu2019s Nur al-Idah in English.
For the past 6 years, he was the Khateeb (preacher) at one of Birminghamu2019s largest Masjids, Jamia Masjid in Aston. From this base, he has taught many workshops, including Arabic at various levels and Seerah (The Life of The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and also delivered countless talks about the Sahabah (Companions of The Prophet (Peace be upon him). He has endeavoured to reach out to the youth both locally and nationally by travelling throughout the country delivering talks and lectures in order to motivate the Muslim masses to become the best of people.Watch a Video Lecture
Imam Wasim Kempson is the deputy head teacher of Al Muntada Al Islami primary school and the Imam of the Mosque. Imam Wasim is a graduate from the world renowned university of Madinah where he studied for 7 years. Imam wasim holds around 5 weeky Islamic circles teaching books such as Al Lulu Wal Marjan (pearls and carols), Kitab Al Tawheed, Usool Al Thulatha and many more.Watch a Video Lecture
A graduate from the college of Qira’at, Al Azhar University. Since arriving At Al Muntada he has endeared himself to the community in the area of Quran studies and with His distinctive style of recitation and is an Instructor in Imam Shatibi Institute.Listen to Quran Recitation
A graduate from the college of Qira’at, Al Azhar University. The Sheikh has obtained Ijazaat from Sheikh Abd Al Basit Hashim and other respected Qurra’ in the ten Qira’at of Qur’an recitation. He is also the Head Instructor of Dar Ul Qur’an, the Madrasah and the new Imam Shatibi Instiutue.
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