Sheikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller was born in the northwestern United States in 1954. He read philosophy and classical Arabic at the University of Chicago and UCLA, and became Muslim in 1977. He was a disciple in the Shadhili order of the Sufi master and poet Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri of Damascus from 1982 until the latter’s death in 2004, and was authorized as a sheikh in the order by Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman in 1996.
A hafidh Of Qur’an, Ustadh Hatim began learning Tajweed when twelve years old in Dubai. By the age of fourteen, at the behest of his teacher and supportive parents, Ustadh Hatim progressed to teaching adults at his neighborhood mosque. He continued this for five years.
Teaches Spirituality, parenting and character education.
After completing a B.Sc. at the University of Toronto Sheikh Zahir traveled to study in Syria & Jordan for six years. He serves as a director of the Canadian Council of Imams. He has continued his education, obtaining certifications in teaching and counseling which has led him to conduct workshops throughout North America on character education and youth development.
Umm Sahl was born and raised in New Zealand where she spent her adolescent life. She travelled with her family to Turkey in 1982, where she met her first sheikh in Tasawwuf, Ihsan Effendi of Zeytinburnu, Istanbul.
Ustadh Farid’s study of the Arabic language with traditional scholars, his extensive teaching experience and his knowledge of multiple languages make him a very insightful and experienced teacher of the classical language of Arabic.
Ustadh Samer Jaber was born in Kuwait and spent his formative years in Jordan. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at the World Islamic Sciences & Education (WISE) University and is currently working on his Doctorate in Quranic exegesis.
He started his traditional Islamic studies in Tarim learning the Arabic language at the Badr institute. Zyad had the opportunity to learn from various Islamic sciences including Hanafi Fiqh, Inheritance, Tajweed with teachers in South Africa and Jordan. He is also a Certified Shari’a Adviser and Auditor (CSAA).