Meet the Scholars

quran_300“When a man dies, his wealth does not accompany him to the grave, but the knowledge accompanies him to the grave and always assists him until he enters Jannah.”

Worldly wealth decreases when it is spent but knowledge increases when it is imparted. The wealthy have to protect his wealth while knowledge protects the ‘Alim (Scholar).

Furthermore, Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala does not leave one a destitute if one gives preference to the seeking of knowledge over business and trade. Imam Ghazali (رحمة الله عليه) records in his Ihya al-‘Ulum:

مَن تَفَقَّهُ فيِ دِينِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ كَفَاهَ اللهُ تَعَالَى مَا اَهَمّه ُ وَ رَزَقَهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَحْتَسِبْ

One who develops understanding in Din, Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala protects him from depression and provides sustenance for him from places he cannot imagine of.” Fadl al-‘Ilm Wa al-‘Ulama, Imam Naqi ‘Ali Khan (رحمة الله عليه).

  • Ustādh Abu Dihh'ya Asid Shafait

    Ustādh Asid initiated his pursuit of Islamic knowledge at an early age and most notably furthered his studies under the tutelage of Ustādh ul Ulamā Shaykh Naveed Jameel ash-Shāmi with whom he studied under for 6 years.

  • Mufti Qasim Salih Muhammad Kuzaym al-Zabidi

    He is Muftī al-Ahnāf from Zabīd in Yemen. Characterised by humility, abstinence from the dunya, clinging to the Prophetic Sunnah and a deep-rooted love of ‘ilm and students of knowledge, he is loved by the ‘ulama and students alike.

  • Mufti Muhammad Aslam Rida al-Shiwani al-Maymani

    Muftī Aslam is a dynamic Scholar who has travelled the world to seek knowledge in India, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria. Since June 2008 Muftī Aslam has been serving as Muftī in the Hanafī Madhab at Dar al-Iftā in the U.A.E.

  • Mufti Abu al-Hasan Muhammad Qasim Zia al-Qadri

    He initially completed the traditional Darse Nizami course moving onto the completion of Dawra Hadith (study of the Sihah Sittah). To date he has written 5 books which have all been published.

  • Mawlana Mohamed Husein al-Qadri

    Born in United Kingdom, Mawlana Husein began his Islamic studies at the age of five and has now earned recognition from many eminent scholars of our time, such as the Grand Mufti, Allama Mufti Zia al-Mustafa al-Qadiri.

  • Shaykh Muhammad Asrar Rashid

    Shaykh Asrar has travelled to a number of countries in pursuit of sacred knowledge including Syria, Morocco and the Hijaz where he obtained licences to transmit the classical sciences.

  • Shaykh Naveed Jameel

    Shaykh Naveed Jameel has travelled the world seeking knowledge and studied under the greatest names.

  • Mawlana Ibrar Shafi

    Mawlana Ibrar Shafi returned to the UK in 2011 after having spent 7 years in Yemen studying the sacred sciences. He teaches the Islamic sciences all around the UK and is an integral part of the SeekersPath Q&A initiative.