ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dr. Albargouthi

Dr. Ali Albarghouthi is Director of the Institute for Muslim Research and Progress. He is active in giving khutbahs and lectures in the Toronto area. He received his PhD from the University of Waterloo-Wilfrid Laurier University join PhD program in Religious Studies in Canada. He is a former professor at the University of Saskatchewan and is currently the Director of the Institute for Muslim Research and Progress. He is also active in the field of da’wah in Canada. He has authored many books – one of which is available at Dakwah Corner Bookstore titled Heart Therapy: Forty Hadiths in Tazkiyah and Soul Purification.

SHEIK ASSIm AL-HAKEEM

Sheikh AssimAlhakeem graduated from the prestigious Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1998. At present Sheikh Assim is an Imam of a mosque in Jeddah, a role which he has held for the past 20 years, where the sheikh delivers the weekly Friday sermons and lectures on various Islamic Sciences.

DR. IBRAHIM NUHU

After obtaining his B.A in Shari’ah and Islamic Studies from the department of Shari’ah at the International Islamic University Al’Madinah Al’Munawwarah, Dr. Ibrahim obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Law and Islamic Political Science from the same university and subsequently complete his MSc in Shari’ah and Civil Laws from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He further earned a PhD in Shari’ah and Civil Laws from IIUM.

DR. ZAKIR NAIK

A medical doctor by professional training, Dr Zakir Naik is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. He is the president of Islamic Research Foundation International. Dr Zakir clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam, using the Qur’an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts. He is popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by audiences after his public talks.

DR. HASSAN ABDUL AKBAR

Born and raised in NYC, Imam Hassan completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from New York City College of Technology. He then enrolled in The Islamic University of Arees in 2009, earning his Master’s Degree in Islamic Studies and Certification in Islamic Inheritance. He is currently pursuing his PhD. In Islamic Studies from the American University for Islamic Sciences. Imam Hassan is the president and founder of Nafsin Wahida, an organization dedicated to reinvigorating Islamic Dawah. He also authored five books, including the most recent, “A Call for Unity and “Guidance of the Prophet Muhammad”. Imam Hassan works in the utility industry and is also the Director of Operations for Muslim Free Burial Association, a non-profit organization created to assist poor and marginalized Muslims after their death. Imam Hassan is proficient in Arabic and Russian languages, a full-time Khateeb (Speaker) and international lecturer.

Sheikh HUSSAIN YEE

SK Hussain Yee , Sheikh Hussain Yee is the President of Al Khadim Organization in Malaysia. He is a Malaysian national of Chinese descent. Although born into a Buddhist family, he embraced Islam at the age of 18 in 1968.He pursued further studies at the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia majoring in Hadith. After graduating in 1978, he joined the Muslim Welfare Organization, ‘Perkin’, in Malaysia, which focuses on the well being of the new converts to Islam. Later he seconded as director of Islamic centre in Hong Kong. With his vast experience in Islamic Social Welfare and Dawah work, he founded Al Khadim with a group of volunteers in 1984. He also studied under one of the great scholars on Hadith of his time, Sheikh Muhammad Nasiruddin Al Albani. Today, Ustaz Muhammad Hussain Yee is a well-known personality in the Islamic world. He gives regular lectures in the Asia Pacific region and conducts a lot of summer camps in UK and Europe by the invitation of local and international organizations.

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