Karachi Instructors

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

Mufti Muhammad Zahid

Mufti Muhammad Zahid Sangharwi is a graduate from Dar-ul-uloom Karachi from where he recieved ‘Almiyah’ and ‘Takhasus fil Ifta’ degrees. He is currently heading Shariah Compliance at Pak-Qatar Family Takaful. Specialized in the sciences of Islamic Jurisprudence, Mufti Zahid focuses on presenting Shariah-compliant solutions for modern financial products and ensuring Shariah compliance of transactions. He is also a visiting faculty member at The Guidance Institute and conducts trainings on Takaful and Risk Management. Along with this, Mufti Zahid regularly conducts Dars-e-Qauran and Dars-e-Hadith sessions for both men and women

Mufti Khalid Bukhari

Mufti Khalid Bukhari learnt classical Islamic sciences pursuing the Aalimiyah degree from Jamiat us Suffa and Jamiat Darul Uloom, the largest and most renowned Islamic educational institution in Pakistan. He spent his first six years till Sadisa (sixth grade) at Jamiat us Suffa and for the last two years of his Aalimiyah degree, Mufti Khalid transferred to the prestigious Darul Uloom, Karachi. After graduating in 2008-9 Mufti Khalid enrolled at Jamiat ur Rasheed for Takhasus fil Fiqh. A year later after receiving formal authority to issue legal opinion, Mufti Khalid actively participated in promoting deen. Mufti Khalid specializes in Quran ( Darse Quran) , Arabic and curriculum designing for various Islamic subjects. He is regularly involved in delivering talks on the explanation of various Surahs in the Quran at different locations in Karachi. Mufti Khalid teaches at Jamiat Saaediya in the morning and spends the rest of his time at Ihsan Institute where he teaches several important books. His students adore him for his flamboyant and attractive teaching style.

Mualana Mahmood Hasan

Mualana Mahmood had memorized the quran at an early age. He did his Hiz ul Quran from Jamiat Tahfeez ul Quran , Multan . He had later enrolled in Jamiat ur Rasheed from 2001-2005 to pursue the Darse Nizami qualification. After completing the first five of Darse Nizami at Jamiat ur Rasheed , Mualana Mahmood shifted to Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi for his last three years. Post qualification Mualana Mahmood is a regular Imam at the local masjid of Florida homes apartment complex in Clifton Karachi. He has been associated with Ihsan Institute since 2014.

Mufti Usama Hijazi

Mufti Usama was born in Gujranwala. In his formative years of education, he studied Hifz , Recitation and Tajweed at the honorable mosque , Masjid Al Haram, Mecca , Saudi Arabia under qualified scholars. Mufti Usama completed his schooling till Matric from government run schools in Saudi Arabia. After his matriculation he travelled back to Pakistan to pursue his Aalimiyah degree. From Saniya (year two) till Sadisa (year six) he studied at Jamea Muhammadiya , Nawabshah. For his seventh and eighth year of the Aalimiyah degree, Mufti Usama moved to Karachi in 2001 to join the prestigious Darul Uloom, Karachi, the largest and most renowned Islamic educational institution in Pakistan. The very next year at Darul Uloom, Mufti Usama was fortunate to have studied Bukhari Shareef (Hadith) under one of the greatest scholars of today’s time , former Chief justice of Shariah court of Pakistan, the respected and honorable Mufti Taqi Usmani . After completing his Aalimiyah degree in 2002, Mufti Usama was guided by the respected Mufti Taqi Usmani in ifta (issuance of Islamic legal opinions) again from Darul Uloom, Karachi. For the next three years Mufti Usama practiced issuance of legal opinion and wrote on the topic of Zakat and Ushr. In accordance with the tradition of the scholars of Deoband and recognizing the importance of Tasawwuf, in 2003 Mufti Usama took bay’ah in the Naqshbandi order. In 2009 , Mufti Usama joined Ihsan Academy (now Ihsan Institute) as its first teacher in Karachi. Mufti Usama, to date, teaches at Ihsan Institute and Zaynab Academy. Currently, Mufti Usama is the Ustadh ul Hadith ( teacher of Hadith books) at Zaynab Academy. He teachers various subjects at Ihsan Institute too.

Mufti Hanif Sharkoti

Mufti Hanif sb had spent several years mastering classical Islamic material. After passing Matric and FA from Faisalabad board 1997 , Mufti sb started his aalimiyah degree. Eight years later in 2005 He was awarded the Shahadatul Aalimiyyah(Dars-e-Nizami) in 1st Division (Mumtaz) from Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi, under the supervision of Wifaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabiyyah. In 2007 he graduated with a Bachelors in Arts from Karachi University . The very next year, in 2008 , Mufti Hanif earned Al-Takhassus Fil Ifta (Specialization in Islamic Jurisprudence) under the supervision of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Damat Barakatuhum, from Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi.. His Thesis focused on , “Common Resources in the light of Shariah”. In 2008 he completed his MA Islamic studies from Punjab University, Lahore and in 2012 Bachelors in Education from Allama Iqbal Open University. Mufti Hanif sb has also completed a comprehensive Three-Month course in Islamic Banking on Shariah Standards (AAOIFI), At Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi, under the supervision of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Damat Barakatuhum, facilitated by Mufti Khalil Ahmad Aazmi (Shariah Advisor of Bank Alfalah,Islamic Branch). He has also completed a One-year English Language course from Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi facilitated by Mr. Abdul Qadir, Editor Dawn Newspaper. And a course on Falkiyat – Astronomy (Takhreej Auqat-e-Salat, Tayeen-e-Jehate Qibla and Royat-e-Hilal) from Jamia Darul Uloom, Karachi. Mufti Hanif currently works for IJI takaful but dedicates a siganificant portion of his time to teaching deen. He has taught Tafseer,Hadith,Usool –e-Hadith,Fiqh,Usool-e-Fiqh, Arabic Language & Arabic Literature in Jamia Usmania Shorkot Cantt for six years and has nearly six years of experience in writing fatwa (Islamic legal opinion) on various issues as a Mufti in Darul-Ifta Jamia Usmania Shorkot Cantt.

Ustad Omer Mukhtar

Ustad Omer Mukhtar is an experienced supply chain professional and is currently working for Johnson & Johnson in Dubai. Prior to this, Shaykh Omer was working for Unilever in Dubai. After completing his schooling from Karachi Grammar School, he received his BSc degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) where he studied Economics, Islamic Finance, Islamic Jurisprudence and Philosophy. He pursued Classical Islamic learning under traditional scholars studying Arabic Grammar, Quran, Tafsir, Hadith, Law and Legal Theory and is currently nearing the completion of the Alimiyah degree. For a number of years, Shaykh Omer has consistently remained in the close company of Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed. He divides his time in giving talks and conducting Islamic learning programs at universities, colleges and institutes of academic learning in both UAE and Pakistan.

Ustad Shahzaib Aijaz

Shahzaib Aijaz was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. He received his B.Sc. Honors degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 2010 where he studied Economics, Finance, Islamic Marketing, Islamic Jurisprudence and Political Science. After gaining work experience in Strategic Marketing and Supply Chain at Unilever Pakistan and a leading energy corporation, he received his MBA degree from the Karachi School for Business Leadership (KSBL) in 2014 in General Management. Shahzaib is currently employed as a marketing teacher in one of Karachi´s renowned universities. Shahzaib has been fortunate in learning from the close company and guidance of the venerable Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed for the past several years. Shahzaib is currently in his seventh year of the Dars e Nizami curriculum;covering an in-depth study of Quranic exegesis (tafseer), Prophetic traditions (hadith), Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), basis of developing Islamic jurisprudential rulings (usool-e-fiqh) and Arabic. He regularly organizes and conducts sessions for young professionals to guide them on strengthening connections with Allah.

Ustad Khizer Khalid

Khizer Khalid a software engineer by qualification and a marketing executive by profession, manages a pharmaceutical marketing and distribution business in Pakistan . He received his BSc Computer science from LUMS where he took multiple courses in Islamic Jurisprudence, Law, Spirituality and Philosophy. He started pursuing the study of Islamic sciences alongside his studies in 2008; studying Quran , Hadith , Arabic Grammar, Law and Legal theory under traditional scholars of Lahore and Karachi. He is nearing the completion of his Darse Nizami Curriculum concluding in the Aalimiyah degree. For the past several years he has been in the company of the venerable Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed. He regularly gives talks and conducts Islamic learning programs for students and young professionals at institutes of academic learning.

Ustad Dr. Abdul Wasey Durrani

Dr. Abdul Wasey Durrani completed his MBBS from Jinnah Medical College in 2013. Having worked at the Dr Ziauddin Hospital and JPMC in disciplines of medicine, surgery and psychiatry; he is currently pursuing a career in Pathology. Abdul Wasey has been fortunate in gaining the close company and guidance of the venerable Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed for the last few years to develop himself in self-purification (tazkiyah) and spirituality (tasawwuf). Abdul Wasey has also pursued classical Islamic learning for the past four years covering several areas including Quranic explanations (tafseer), Prophetic traditions (hadith), Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), basis of developing Islamic jurisprudential rulings (usool-e-fiqh) and Arabic. He regularly organizes and conducts sessions for young professionals to guide them on the path of strengthening their connections with Allah through learnings from esteemed spiritual guides and scholars.

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.
- As long as you keep wanting Allah (swt), Allah will keep wanting you - Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed (db)