Friday, April 17, 2015 

 icon-volume-up Qur’anic Recitation Hāfiz Salman Mehtar
 icon-volume-up Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Muftī Minhajuddin
 icon-volume-up Hub al-Habīb: Loving the Beloved of Allah ﷺ Muftī Ibrahim Kureshi
 icon-volume-up Nashīd – Praises of the Prophet ﷺ Hāfiz Muhammad Patel
 icon-volume-up Dreaming of the Prophet ﷺ Muftī Ehzaz Ajmeri

 Saturday, April 18, 2015 

 icon-volume-up The Restless Heart: The Prophet’s ﷺ Concern for the Guidance of Humanity Muftī Ibrahim Kureshi
 icon-volume-up Morning Du’ā Hāfiz Arif
 icon-volume-up Most Fortunate & Most Wretched: Those the Prophet ﷺ Made Du’ā For and Those He Cursed Mawlānā Ifdhal Khan
 icon-volume-up Recitation of Qasīdah al-Burdah Hāfiz Muhammad Patel & Chorus
 icon-volume-up Qasīdah al-Burdah: Gems from Ode of the Cloak Mawlānā Abdul Hakeem Dickenson
 icon-volume-up Workshop: Tafsīr Surah Duhā & Inshirah Muftī Minhajuddin Ahmed
 icon-volume-up Shafā`at al-Habīb: Intercession of the Beloved of Allah ﷺ Mawlānā Sohail Bengali
 icon-volume-up Round Table Discussion: Stories of Journeys in Seeking Knowledge Shaykh Amin Kholwadia,
Muftī Haroon, Muftī Ibrahim Kureshi
 icon-volume-up Nabi ﷺ: Fountainhead of Spirituality Shaykh Amin Kholwadia
 icon-volume-up Qur’anic Recitation Qari Noman Hussain
 icon-volume-up Keynote Address Muftī Azeemuddin Ahmed
Muhammad ﷺ: Mercy for Mankind Muftī Ibrahim Kureshi
 icon-volume-up Sunnah: The Only Accepted Way Muftī Azeemuddin Ahmed
 icon-volume-up Nashīd – Praises of the Prophet ﷺ Qari Noman Hussain
 icon-volume-up Fadā’il al-Salawāt: Virtues of Salutations on the Prophet ﷺ Mawlānā Ahteramul Haque
 icon-volume-up 40 Salawāt Majlis & Du’ā  Mawlānā Abdul Haleem

Sunday, April 19, 2015 

Interactive Khatirah Mawlānā Sabirul Haq
Surah Yasīn & Du’ā  


Open House – DarusSalam One Year Arabic and Islamic Studies Immersion Program  
Tazkiyah Class – Bidāyat al-Hidāyah of Imam Ghazālī Mawlānā Ahteramul Haque
Importance of Seeking Knowledge Kamran Sabir
 icon-volume-up DarusSalam’s One Year Immersion Program – Student’s Perspective Monis Syed
Tafsīr Class Muftī Azeemuddin Ahmed
 icon-volume-up Arabic Speech by Student Luqman Ali
 icon-volume-up Student Presentation of Research Paper on Compilation of Quran Hāfiz Adam Zaffer
 icon-volume-up DarusSalam’s One Year Immersion Program – Parent’s Perspective Dr. Haroon Ali
Student Experiences: Panel Discussion and Q/A Monis, Irfan, Ameen, Adisa
 icon-volume-up DarusSalam’s One Year Immersion Program – Alumnus’s Perspective Hāfiz Waleed Bashir


 icon-volume-up Taqwā in the Marketplace: Business Dealings in Light of the Sunnah Muftī Abrar Mirza
Character Adorned – Mu’āsharāt of the Prophet ﷺ Muftī Ibrahim Kureshi
Closing Remarks Muftī Azeemuddin Ahmed
Final Du’ā Muftī Abdus Sattar


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Speaker Biographies

 Mufti Ibrahim Kureshi

Mufti Ibrahim Kureshi was born in Toronto, Canada where he completed his secular education. In 1987, he began his Islamic education when he went to Cornwall, Ontario to start his Hifz.

Soon after, he moved to India to complete his Hifz and enroll in the ‘Aalim program at the Jamiah Al-Uloom Al-Islamia in Dabhel, Gujarat. During this time he studied Qiraat, Hanafi fiqh, Usool-ul-fiqh, Arabic grammar, and etymology under the guidance of some of the most prominent scholars of India.

After completing his ‘Aalim course, he moved to South Africa where he was admitted into Madrasah Arabia Islamia (Darul Uloom) in Azadville. There, he completed the one year Iftaa (Mufti) program and then moved back to Toronto, Canada to serve his local community. Mufti Ibrahim presently teaches, counsels, issues fatwas, and delivers lectures in various Islamic institutions around Toronto and abroad.

Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia

After completing his studies in the subcontinent in line with the methodologies and curricula of some of the greatest luminaries of scholarly tradition, Shaykh Amin returned to his home in England and worked as a professional translator and book reviewer. He relocated to Chicago in 1984 and since his arrival, he has served as a Muslim scholar in various capacities and as an advisor for Muslim schools, Muslim organizations, and the Council of Religious Leaders of Greater Chicagoland. Among his well-known published works are “Islamic Finance: What it is and What it Could be,” co-authored and published in England, and a book on Qur’anic exegesis entitled “A Spark From the Dynamo of Prophethood.” He is currently working on a book on Ghazalian eschatology.

Along with his teachings at Darul Qasim, Shaykh Amin serves in an advisory capacity to academic think tanks and universities such as the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. His advice and instruction have been sought in disciplines ranging from Islamic legal theory to Islamic financial theory, and most notably Islamic bioethics. Shaykh Amin is regarded internationally as an expert theologian and an authority in the fields of Islamic philosophy and theosophy. He has also advised many Muslim schools in the United States on the formulation and execution of an Islamic curriculum.

Mufti Minhajuddin Ahmed

He was blessed with the memorization of the Holy Qur’an by age 10 and later received formal authorizations in the sacred Islamic sciences at the culmination of an eight-year ‘Aalim and iftaa program at Darul Uloom Zakariyya in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also received authorizations in Qur’anic recitations (Ten Qira’at) of the from the Qiraat Master, Qari Ayub bin Ibrahim Ishaaq. He studied hadith and iftaa under one of the greatest scholars of our time, Mufti Rada-ul-Haq. He served as the imam and director of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri from 2006 to 2011. He currently serves as the director of DarusSalam Foundation.

Mufti Azeemuddin Ahmed

He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. At a very early age he memorized the Holy Qur’an. Mufti Azeemuddin then set out for South Africa to begin a rigorous eight-year ‘Aalim and iftaa course at Darul Uloom Zakariyya in Johannesburg, South Africa. There, he was blessed with the opportunity to study under one of the world’s elite jurists and scholars of hadith, Mufti Rada-ul-Haq, amongst many other notable scholars of Islam. Following his graduation with top honors from South Africa, Mufti Azeemuddin went on to earn his BA in Psychology from Elmhurst College. He served as the director of AIA Masjid in Frankfort, Illinois from 2006 to 2012. He currently serves as the principal of the Madrasa and DarusSalam Academy.

Mufti Abrar Mirza

Mufti Abrar began his Arabic and Islamic Studies at Benedictine University while enrolled in a degree program in Information Systems. Simultaneously, he began formal studies at Darul Qasim, an accelerated adult learning institute headed by Shaykh Amin Kholwadia. He later enrolled in a summer Arabic program at the Ma’had Ta‘lim al-Islam (Institute of Islamic Education), upon which he decided to continue his studies in the religious sciences and helped form the first batch of graduate students from the ‘Aalim program.

Mufti Abrar Mirza graduated from Benedictine University in 2006 with honors and a degree in Information Systems while simultaneously pursuing his Islamic studies full-time. He graduated from Ma’had Ta’lim al-Islam in July, 2007. Thereafter, he enrolled at Madrasah In’aamiyyah (Camperdown, South Africa) to specialize in the field of jurisprudence (fiqh) and completed his iftaa under the tutelage of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (may Allah lengthen his life). He currently works full time for Orbitz as an operations manager, answers fatwas on, and is the Director of Darul Hikmah Academy.

Mufti Ehzaz Ajmeri

Mufti Ehzaz Ajmeri was born and raised in Chicago. In pursuit of traditional Islamic knowledge, Mufti Ehzaz traveled to South Africa where he pursued a rigorous seven-year ‘Aalim course under some of the world’s foremost scholars, including Mufti Rada-ul-Haq, from whom he received formal certifications (ijazah). Following his graduation, Mufti Ehzaz enrolled at Madrasah Inamiyyah in Camperdown, South Africa where he spent an additional two years working on a specialization in the field of iftaa (issuance of legal verdicts) under the world famous scholar Mufti Ebrahim Desai. He served in the iftaa department at Sharia Supervisory Board of America for two years and also served as the Imam of Masjid al-Islam in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Mawlana Abdul Hakeem Dickenson

Mawlana Abdul Hakeem Dickinson was born in 1974 in New Hampshire and grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He embraced Islam at the age of 19. Six years after accepting Islam, Mawlana Abdul Hakeem enrolled as a full-time ‘Aalim student at the Jaamiatul Uloom Al Islamiyah Al Inamiyyah in Ajax, Canada. He continued his ‘Aalim studies at Darul Uloom New York in Queens, New York from 2002 through 2003. His formal ‘Aalim studies culminated at the Institute of Islamic Education (IIE) in Elgin, Illinois from 2006 through 2009 where he also earned Ijaza and Sanad in Hadith and various Islamic sciences.

In 2009, after completing his ‘Aalim coursework at IIE in Elgin, Mawlana Abdul Hakeem took up a position there as a Professor of the Shari’ah Program. He held this position until 2012, teaching Arabic language, Usool al-Fiqh, and Tafsir al-Qur’an. During these years, he also worked part-time at Darul Qasim teaching the same coursework. In 2012 he began to devote more of his time to Darul Qasim where he continues to serve as an Instructor of Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Hanafi Fiqh.

Mawlana Ahteramul Haque

He was blessed with the memorization of the Holy Qur’an by age 11 at Darul Uloom Detroit and later received formal authorization in the sacred Islamic sciences at the culmination of a seven-year ‘Aalim program at Darul Uloom Zakariyya in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also received authorizations in Qur’anic recitations (Seven Qira’at) from the Qiraat Master, Qari Ayub bin Ibrahim Ishaaq. He served as an instructor at Darul Uloom, Detriot and also served as the imam of the Canton Islamic Center in Michigan. He currently serves as an instructor at DarusSalam Academy.

Mawlana Ifdhal Khan

Mohammed Ifdhal Khan was born in 1991 in Bangladesh and came to the United States when he was two years old. He and his family resided in Detroit where he attended public school.

At the age of 12 he returned to his home country, Bangladesh, to memorize the Quran which he completed by the age of 14. He was then blessed to enroll in Darul Uloom Zakariyya , South Africa for the seven year ‘Aalim program.