In the name of Allah, Most Benificent, Most Merciful
Peace and salutations upon His beloved Messenger
ISLAMIC CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION
THE TRODDEN PATH
Wednesday 26th March 2008 7.30pm
Habib Kazim al-Saqaaf &
Shaykh Umar al-Khatib (Tarim, Yemen)
with Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa (Ibn Abbas Institute, UK) &
Ustadh Yahya Rhodus (Zaytuna Institute, USA)
Madni Jamia Masjid
101 Thornbury Road
(off Killinghall Road)
All welcome (Special arrangements for sisters)
Further info: 07852 189425
Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf
Al- Habib Kazim Ja’far Muhammad al-Saqqaf was born in Tarim, Hadramaut in the year 1960. He was taught the Qur’an and other Islamic disciplines by his eminent teachers at the famous school of Qur’anic Literacy and Memorisation Abu Murayyim and the prestigious school of classical learning the Ribat of Tarim. After graduating from the two aforementioned institutions, he continued his studies at the hands of some of the most qualified scholars and teachers of Tarim.
He thereafter travelled in search of knowledge to the northern Yemeni city of Bayda, registering at the famous Ribat of Bayda where he was blessed to study with some of the greatest scholars of recent times such as al-Habib Muhammad b. Abd-Allah al-Haddar, al-Habib Ibrahim b. Aqil b. Yahya and al-Habib Zain b. Sumait.
He then returned to Tarim were he continued his studies as well as embarking upon the continual task of da’wah. He was appointed the principal and head teacher of the Ribat of Shihr, occupying that post for the next six years, thereafter transferring to the Ribat of Mukalla once again as principal and head teacher for a further two years.
He has taught internationally in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
He currently teaches at the prestigious Islamic institute Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim as well as sitting on the Council for Legal Verdicts at the same establishment. He is also extremely active in all parts of Hadramaut, regularly lecturing and participating in conferences.
Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa
Shaykh Ibrahim was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He was blessed with the opportunity to study several classical disciplines at the hands of some of the holders of the tradition such as Murabit al-Haj, al-Habib Umar b. Hafiz and Shaikh Hassan al-Hindi. Initially studying for three years in Syria and Mauritania, Ustaz Ibrahim was then blessed with the opportunity to spend over six years in the illuminated city of Tarim, Hadramaut where he studied under the qualified hands of teachers such as al-Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf, al-Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri and al-Shaikh ‘Umar Husain al-Khatib.
He was one of the founders of several Islamic initiatives including the Ibn Abbas Institute, Starlatch Press, Badr Language Institute and the Greensville Trust. He currently resides in Liverpool, England with his wife and two children.
Ustadh Yahya Rhodus
Ustadh Yahya was born and raised in America’s midwest. At the age of 19 he became Muslim in the San Francisco Bay Area and began studying with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and other distinguished scholars visiting from Mauritania, namely, Shaykh Khatri & Shaykh Abdullah Ould Ahmadna. In 1998, he traveled to Mauritania to further his studies of the Islamic sciences. There he spent more than 2 years learning with some of Mauritania’s greatest scholars, including Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj. In 2000, he moved to Yemen to continue his studies. In 2005, he returned from his studies overseas to serve as a full-time teacher at Zaytuna Institute. ‘He currently resides in Yemen with his wife and children where he continues to augment his studies, teach and work on various projects.
Shaykh Umar al-Khatib