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Nida-Ul-Islam’s Academy of Saut-Ul-Furqan will be holding its Annual Graduation and Benefit Dinner on Saturday May 30, 2015 , beginning at 6pm. Alhumdulillah, seven new Huffaz and our first class of Alima students will be graduating, In-Shā-Allāh!

Distinguished and Prominent Scholars have confirmed attendance,In-Shā-Allāh. Please come to benefit from this noble gathering of Bearers of the Qur’an and Scholars of the Islamic Sciences, and to show your support and encouragement for the achievements of our community’s young leaders.

About Our Visiting Scholars:

Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi is a native of California’s San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the Newark Memorial High School in Newark, CA. After initially studying at the San Francisco State University he went on to pursue the higher calling of sacred knowledge. Over the greater part of the next decade, Shaykh Tameem engaged in a rigorous curriculum of religious knowledge, studying under some of the foremost scholars of North America, Africa, & South Asia.

During this span Shaykh Tameem was granted numerous ijazaat, surpassing the equivalent of a masters degree, in the Islamic sciences including Fiqh, Hadith, Aqidah, Tafsir, Usul, Arabic Grammar & its Branches, Spirituality, and more. In addition he was granted ijazah with isnad in numerous books of ahadith including the Sihhah Sittah, the 6 most authentic colections of hadith. Some of the illustrious scholars from whom he attained Ijazah of hadith from are the likes of Mufti Taqi Usmani and Maulana Salimullah Khan.

After completing the highly regarded dars nizami curriculum and being granted the shahadah alimiyya (recognition of Islamic scholarship), Shaykh Tameem immersed himself in the study of the Islamic Spiritual Sciences of the Heart under the private tutelage of one of the most honorable Spiritual Masters of our time, focusing on the subject of tazkiyah & tarbiyah (Purification of the Heart). Being granted the mantle of authorization to teach and transmit, he returned to the Bay Area under the advice and suggestion of his Shaykh.

Since his return to the Bay Area, Shaykh Tameem has dedicated himself to teaching and benefiting the community with what he had mastered abroad. Shaykh Tameem currently teaches classes on Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Aqidah, Tazkiya, and Arabic Grammar. He is a regular lecturer at numerous Masajid and Halaqahs throughout Northern California. He has translated a number booklets and articles, and continues to strive in his literary efforts.

Shaykh Tameem currently heads many scholastic efforts and is a counselor and mentor for religious seekers of all ages, teaching both the dedicated student of knowledge and the casual learner. He is fluent in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and English. He currently resides in Fremont, CA with his family. He is also a teacher at the Nur Institute in Fremont, CA.

Shaykh Hamzah wald Maqbul was born in Whittier, California, and lived in Southern California until the age of ten when he moved to Blaine, Washington. After graduating from Blaine High School, he went on to attend the University of Washington and in 2004 completed a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelors of Arts in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

After graduation, Shaykh Hamzah went on to pursue traditional Islamic studies, which took him to a number of countries, including Syria and Egypt where he studied the Arabic language, Morocco, Mauritania, and UAE, where he studied the madhab of Imām Mālik, grammar, usūl al-hadīth, and the two renditions of the qira’ah of Imām Nafi‘, Warsh and Qalun, and finally Pakistan where he had the opportunity to tafsīr, usūl al-ḥadīth, ḥadīth, ‘ilm al-rijāl and Hanafī fiqh. All of these studies culminated in him receiving an ijāzat al-tadrīs, literally meaning “a license to teach,” which is the equivalent in Pakistani Islamic seminaries to a MA in Arabic and Islamic studies, as well as an unbroken chain of transmission by which to narrate the hadīth of such books as the Muwatta’ of Imām Mālik, the Sihah al-Sittah (Bukhārī, Muslim, Abū Dawūd, Tirmidhī, Nasā’ī and Ibn Mājah), and the Sharḥ Maʿānī al-Athār of Imam al-Tahāwī.

After his return to America he spent five years as the resident scholar of the Thawr Institute, a non-profit religious and educational organization based in Seattle, Washington. In parallel with his work at Thawr, he was worked closely with Islamic Relief, CAIR Seattle, and a number of other non-profit organizations that serve the Muslim Community.

From 2012 through 2014 he was an instructor at Darul Qasim, an institute for higher Islamic studies in Glen Ellyn, IL. At Darul Qasim, he taught Naḥū (Arabic Syntax), Ṣarf (Arabic Morphology), Mālikī fiqh, ʿAqīdah (Creed), Ḥadīth Studies, Qur’ānic Studies, and Sīrah (Prophetic Biography).

Since the beginning of 2015 he has taken the position of Imām with the Muslim Association of Greater Rockford’s mosque in Rockford, Illinois.

Throughout his time in America, he has been teaching, giving khutbas in masjids, and travelling through America promoting seeking sacred knowledge and the practice of the prophetic sunnah.

Shaykh Hasan Abu Nar is a world renowned Islamic scholar and Qari. He has been selected as a judge on many Quran competitions worldwide. He is a former imam of a masjid in Connecticut and is currently a teacher at Darul Uloom NY.


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