Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef is the Founder and President of AlMaghrib Institute. He completed the memorisation of the Qur’an from a young age, Sh Muhammad graduated from the Islamic University of Madina, class of 1999, with a degree in Islamic Law.
He is also the founder of DiscoverU, an Islam-based personal development institute. Sh Muhammad has also appeared on Islam Channel in the UK, and brought down the house at Ilmfest UK two years ago and plans on doing the same this time around.
Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, PhD, is the Vice President of AlMaghrib Institute and the Head of our Aqeedah and Adab Department. Students know him well for his sincere care for their well-being and progress in studying.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Islamic Sciences from Al-Imam Muhammad University, KSA; did his Masters in Islamic Theology, World Religions and Modern Religious Sects from Al-Imam Muhammad University; and acquired a Doctorate in Theology. He studied under great scholars of our time such as Shaykh Ibn Baz, Abdul-Razzaq Afify and others.
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, PhD, is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, the man behind the curriculum and other academically intensive programs like IlmSummit. Shaykh Yasir is known among his students for his excellent Tajweed in both Arabic and the English language (i.e. his perfect enunciation of every letter).
Shaykh Yasir graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences, completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah and a PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University.
Shaykh Omar Suleiman is the kind-hearted, friendly giant from New Orleans, Louisiana. Born and raised in America, Shaykh Omar has a unique way of relating to a western audience though his character has gained the love of people of all ages and backgrounds.
As an AlMaghrib instructor, he teaches the popular "Behind the Scenes" seminar which focuses in the strengthening of the soul and disciplining the nafs, which will be coming to the UK very soon, inshaAllah.
Abu Eesa Niamatullah
Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah is famous for his "real talk", straight-forward attitude, extremely dark sense of humour and above all else, his Pathan kufi. Somehow connected to all four madha-hib through his numerous teachers, Shaykh Abu Eesa (a.k.a the Big Easy or "AE") has a rich grasp on Fiqh and Hadeeth.
Born in London, England, he tracks his roots to the Naser Kheil tribe of the North West Frontier in Pakistan. He studied both Pharmacy and Anthropology at the University of Manchester and later studied Arabic, Islamic Law and the Qur'an with its memorisation from scholars in a diverse array of locations.
Kamal El Mekki
Shaykh Kamal El Mekki is the Chuck Norris of Dawah, with decades of experience Shaykh Kamal combines his ground-breaking teaching style with his own dash of humour, certain to leave students feel at ease and entertained, but above all skilled and empowered.
His lectures and online videos have gained popular fame and positive impact among Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Educated at the hands of numerous prominent Islamic scholars from across the world, Shaykh Kamal also has dynamic experience in the secular world.
Shaykh Mohammed Faqih is the doctor of etiquettes and mannerisms. His style in fashion and stride in walk makes you say “that man’s fit to be president”. Shaykh Mohammed has melted the hearts with lessons in tazkiya, akhlaq, and even self-discovery and psychology.
Shaykh Mohammed traces his roots back to the ancient city of Harar in the Horn of Africa. Originally from Yemen, his forefathers immigrated to East Africa and played a central role in the Islamic history of the region.
Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya is known as the most laid back, easy-going instructor in the AlMaghrib line-up. He is often used as the example for patience at its best, and is infamous for his personal funny experiences that he uses wittingly to teach and help you remember an Islamic concept.
Born in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, Shaykh Abdulbary immigrated to the U.S. with his family. He grew up in Seattle, WA and began his studies at the Islamic University of Madinah. It was at the University that he befriended Muhammad Alshareef, as they sat next to each other in the first year of their studies. After graduating from Islamic University of Madinah's College of Shariah, AbdulBary Yahya returned to Vietnam and Cambodia and became a teacher and director of the Umm al-Qura Charity Organization in Vietnam.
Shaykh Navaid Aziz has a way of making each student feel special, as though he is talking to them one-on-one. Students have described his demeanour and manner of speaking to exude sincerity and care.
He serves the Muslim community as an Imam and family and youth counselor. As a strong advocator for a bright Muslim future he is the Islamic editor for Recess Kids magazine in North America and Little Explorers magazine in the United Kingdom.
Shaykh Reda Bedeir, PhD hails from the land of Egypt, and carries a life-time worth of achievements. Shaykh Reda holds two Bachelor's degrees, one in Islamic Sciences with AlAzhar Univeristy, one Masters Degree, and a Ph.D with AlAzhar University in Applied Linguistics and Tafsir of Surat Yusuf.
Shaykh Reda has worked in numerous fields including as a UN Interpreter and Translator, and has authored many researches and papers. Shaykh Reda is no stranger to the UK, and has become amongst the favourite instructors captivating audiences in every Qabaleeh he visits.
Shaykh Ahsan Hanif is the Head of AlMagrhib’s Qur’an and Hadeeth Sciences Department. Born and bred in Birmingham, UK, he is well known in his community as the young Qari who memorised the Qur'an at the tender age of 13 and who delivered regular halaqaat in Birmingham.
He graduated from the Islamic University of Madinah, Faculty of Shari'ah in 2006 with honours. He obtained ijazah in the Qur'an as well as studied under a number of well known scholars, and also recently completed his PhD in Islamic Law from the University of Birmingham.
Known for his unique Britishness, and love for sweet things, he's taken the AlMaghrib world by storm!
Shaykh Saad Tasleem is a fresh new addition to the AlMaghrib instructor lineup. In his past life, Shaykh Saad was the lead singer of a punk rock band, and used to snowboard and skateboard, but he's still rocking his Converse sneakers like a boss! There’s probably nobody better than him to understand the plight of Muslim youth in the face of today’s pop culture pressures.
Shaykh Saad studied Art History, Modern Art, Graphic Design, and Psychology at the University of Maryland. He started his Islamic education at IIASA in Fairfax, VA. He then went on to study in the Islamic University of Madinah where he dedicated himself to the study of Islamic Sciences. He graduated with a Bachelor’s from the Faculty of Shariah, University of Madinah.
Abdullah Hakim Quick
Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick, PhD, is the Head of our Islamic History and Homiletics Department. His students dub him as “old school Dr. Quick” and find his Boston accent a rather smile-jerking classroom staple.
Shaykh Abdullah has accomplished a lifetime worth of achievements spanning many continents while enlightening the lives of millions. He was born in the United States of America and accepted Islam in Canada in 1970. He pursued his study of Islam at the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia where he graduated and received an Ijaza from the College of Da’wah and Islamic Sciences in 1979, one of first two students to do so from the West. He later completed a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in African History at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Dubbed the “voice of a generation,” Boonaa Mohammed is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award
His popular Youtube videos have received over One Million views to date, and as an Artist he has toured and traveled across the world, speaking alongside some of the most influential scholars and entertainers of our time. He frequently conducts writing workshops and seminars, sharing his experience and expertise in Spoken Word story-telling with mainly youth from all walks of life
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
May 17-18 2014
Dataran Gemilang, Presint 5 62000, W.P. Putrajaya Kuala Lumpur, KL