Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi


Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi is a lecturer and Islamic teacher who has written several books about Islam. He is a popular speaker in many Muslim circles in the United States, Canada, England and Australia.Fact|date=September 2008 He is one of the few people who has combined Islamic seminary training with Western education.Fact|date=September 2008

Biography

Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas, to Pakistani parents, Mazhar U. Kazi and Alia H. Kazi, in 1975, went to high school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. After working for Dow Chemical for a short stint, he decided to pursue an education in Islamic studies, and left for the Islamic University of Madinah. There, he completed a second bachelor's degree, specializing in hadith studies, and then went on to complete an M.A. in Theology. As of September 2008, he is completing his doctorate in Islamic studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Current activities

He is an instructor in the AlMaghrib Institute and the AlKauthar Institute. He appears on a number of Islamic satellite channels (Islam Channel in England; Al-Huda Channel in Saudi Arabia; Al-Fajr Channel in Egypt; and Peace TV in India , U.K and U.S), where he teaches theology, Seerah, Tajweed, and other topics. He gives regular sermons and lectures. In March 2007, he began blogging at MuslimMatters.org, where he is the group-blog's lead specialist.

Works

*Du’a : The Weapon of the Believer
*An Explanation of the Four Principles of Shirk
*An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an
*A Critical Study of Shirk
*Riyaa: Hidden Shirk
*15 Ways to Increase Your Earnings from the Qur’an and Sunnah

In the News

*Houston Chronicle profiles Yasir Qadhi-- A Changing World: Islamic scholar, a Houston native, brings cultural insight to lectures on his religion [ [http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2005_3909962 Chron.com | News, search and shopping from the Houston Chronicle ] ]
*Houston Chronicle highlights Yasir Qadhi's speech on Animal Rights at Texas Dawah (story is not available on Chronicle any more but has been duplicated on the reference site) [ [http://amadsden.blogspot.com/2006/12/houston-chronicle-highlights-texas.html Musings of a Muslim Mind (MOVED): Houston Chronicle Highlights Texas Dawah Convention ] ]
*Christian Science Monitor writer Mona ElTahawy discusses her experiences with Yasir Kazi (also Qadhi) on [ [http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0816/p20s01-lire.htm Backstory: What it means to be Muslim | csmonitor.com ] ]
*Washington Post interviews Yasir Qadhi for their article on Conservative Muslims [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/04/AR2006090401107_2.html For Conservative Muslims, Goal of Isolation a Challenge - washingtonpost.com ] ]

ee also

*Islam in the United States
*List of Da'ees
*Dawah

References

External links

* [http://muslimmatters.org MuslimMatters.org] Where Yasir Qadhi blogs
*http://www.al-badrproductions.com - Yasir Qadhi's works available on-line
* [http://www.almaghrib.org/moreinstructors.php#Qadhi http://www.almaghrib.org]
*http://www.alkauthar.org
* [http://ibnalhyderabadee.wordpress.com/2006/04/10/abu-ammaar-yasir-qadhi/ List of Yasir Qadhi Audio and Books]
* [http://www.halaltube.com/yasir-qadhi Yasir Qadhi Video and Audio Lectures] from Halal Tube
* [http://abdurrahman.org/scholars/YasirQadhi.html http://abdurrahman.org/scholars/YasirQadhi.html] Online compedium of Articles, Books and Audio by Yasir Qadhi
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5289081445493804871&q=yasir Video of Yasir Qadhi's talk "Perfect Justice"]
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4529915809587167584&q=yasir+qadhi Video of Yasir Qadhi's talk at the Global Peace and Unity Conference, 2006]


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