SHAYKH MUFTI KAMALUDDIN AHMED DB
Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed is a qualified Islamic scholar and university academic in the field of Islamic studies, specializing in Qur’an, Hadith, Law, History, Spirituality, and Ethics. He is currently a Doctoral Fellow in Islamic Intellectual History at the Berlin Graduate School.
Born and raised in Manhattan, he has a Bachelors from the University of Chicago and a Masters from the University of Oxford. He also traveled and spent many years pursuing an intensive full-time study of the classical disciplines of Islamic learning and was awarded formal certifications as an ‘Alim and Mufti.
For the past 20 years, he has formally guided seekers on the spiritual path of becoming closer to Allah (Swt) and regularly delivers talks and offers courses at universities, masjids, and institutions of learning in countries across the UK, Europe, and South Africa.
The Shaykh has also established academies offering free education in classical Islamic learning and spirituality through both live and online courses for men and women around the world. In 2009, the Shaykh with his respected wife Alimah S. Ahmed, founded Zaynab Academy Online – the first all-women’s online Islamic educational institute. Later, Shaykh also founded Tazkiyah Academy-An online Islamic educational institute for men. Visit www.zaynabacademyonline.org and www.tazkiyahacademy.org to learn more. Also, many of the past recordings and live lectures of the Shaykh can be heard at www.islamicspirituality.org
USTAD DR. ABDUL WASSEY
Dr Abdul Wasey Durrani graduated with an MBBS from Jinnah Medical College in 2013. He has worked in the private and government sector for his housejob and is now a senior emergency physician at a renowned private hospital.
Abdul Wasey has been fortunate in gaining the close company and guidance of the venerable Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed to develop himself spiritually.
He has pursued Classical Islamic Learning and completed 4 of 8 years required by the Dars e Nizami. These 4 years entailed the study of Arabic Language, Quranic Tafsir, Hadeeth, Fiqh and Usul ul Fiqh.
Having been associated with Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed, he helps organise and conduct sessions for young professionals to guide them on the path to strengthening their connection with Allah swt.
USTAD SAIF HASSAN SIDDIQUI
Ustad Saif holds a Bachelors degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences and MBA from Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL). He started pursuing the study of Islamic sciences alongside his professional career and is in his fourth year nearing the completion of the Dars-e-Nizami curriculum, concluding in the Alimiyyah degree. He has studied Quran, Hadith, Arabic Grammar and Language, and Islamic Law from qualified ‘ulama in Karachi and Lahore.
Saif currently lives in Karachi and works for Meezan Bank for the promotion of Islamic banking in Pakistan. Over the years, he has remained in the close company of the venerable Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmad.