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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 and is the Resident Shariah Adviser for Soneri Bank while being on the shariah board of multiple institutions and companies in Pakistan. 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 and teaches courses at Ihsan Institute Karachi.

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. As the Nazim for all Dawah activities (Head of Outreach) at Ihsan Institute 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 Jamia tus Sa’eed 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.

Maulana Saad bin Saud

Maulana Saad bin Saud memorized the entire Quran at the age of 11 and enrolled for the Alimiyyah Degree at Jamia tul Uloom Al Islamiyyah New Town Karachi which he completed in 2007. He completed his graduation and Masters from Karachi University in 2013 and is currently pursuing MPhil in Islamic Studies from the same. During his Masters he wrote multiple research papers including an analysis on the works of orientalists on Islamic History and the Life of Prophet Muhammad SAW. For many years he has remained a faculty at Jamia tus Sa’eed and is actively involved in Dawah activities. He joined Ihsan Institute in 2017 and is currently managing the Darse Nizami program as its Nazim (Dean of Academics). He is also a faculty for our Quranic Studies and Quran o Hadith Diploma programs.

Maulana Mahmood Hasan

Mualana Mahmood had memorized the quran at an early age. He did his Hifz 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 four years. Post qualification Mualana Mahmood is a regular Imam at the local masjid of Florida homes apartment complex in Defence Karachi. He has been associated with Ihsan Institute since 2013. He heads and advises all arabic courses at Ihsan Institute and is also head of the examination department.

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.

Maulana Shahzaib Aijaz

Maulana 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 faculty for marketing in one of Karachi´s renowned universities. He also serves as a consultant for various companies. Shahzaib has been fortunate in learning from the close company and guidance of the venerable Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed for the past several years. Shahzaib completed his Dars e Nizami curriculum in 2018;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.

Maulana Khizer Khalid

Maulana 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 also 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 completed his Darse Nizami Curriculum concluding in the Aalimiyah degree in 2017. 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. He is also an active faculty at Ihsan Institute Karachi.

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.

Dr. Abdul Majid

Dr. Abdul Majid has a PhD in Mathematics from LUMS and has recently returned from a Post Doctorate from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. He is currently at full time faculty at IBA Karachi. 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 has completed his seventh year of Darse Nizami Curriculum which will conclude next year in the Aalimiyah degree. He regularly gives talks and conducts Islamic learning programs for students and young professionals at institutes of academic learning. He frequently visits Ihsan Institute for lectures and talks.
- As long as you keep wanting Allah (swt), Allah will keep wanting you - Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed (db)