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Meet the Team
Dr. Shadee Elmasry
Dr. Shadee Elmasry was born and raised in New Jersey. He began studying the traditional sciences rigorously at age eighteen. He studied in Yemen, Mecca and Madina, London and Cairo under several veteran ulama. He studied Arabic, Maliki fiqh, usul, aqida and suluk.
In addition to traditional learning, Dr. Elmasry has received a masters and PhD in religious studies, completing his masters thesis at The George Washington University and his PhD at The University of London, SOAS on Da’wa in the Works of Imam Abd Allah bin Alawi al-Haddad.
Maliki Fiqh & Usul
Harun graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Accounting and Economics and worked at Deloitte and Touche for 2 years. After graduating college he studied with local teachers and scholars in NJ as well as online.
In 2019, Harun traveled to Egypt to study under the tutelage of Shaykh Zuhayr Qazzan, a world renowned scholar of the Maliki Madhhab while benefitting from other scholars in Egypt including Shaykh Mohamed Abdallah al Azhari and others. He also spoke at the International Maliki Madhhab Conference in Algeria about shariah rulings on cryptocurrencies based on Maliki principles.
He has studied many of the seminal texts of the Maliki Madhab, including Aqrab Al Masalik, Taqrib al-Wusul, and others under the tutelage of Shaykh Zuhayr.
Aqida, Hanafi Fiqh, & Arabic
Meurad Osman studied at Darul Funun in Turkey, where he learned from some of the great scholars of the Levant, such as Shaykh Nader Abu 'Umar and many others. He learned the various Islamic sciences such as fiqh, aqida, hadith, tajweed, and many more. He memorized many Islamic texts and Quran as part of his studies.
He grew up in New Jersey. He studied Sociology at Kean University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. During this time, he also served as the full-time Imam in Toms River, New Jersey. He went on to pursue the Islamic sciences from scholars both locally, as well as in the Muslim world.
Hanafi Fiqh, Mantiq, & Hadith
Mawlana Nisar Chaudhry
Mawlana Nisar Chaudhry was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. At the age of 10, Mawlana Nisar moved to Lahore, Pakistan, to memorize the Quran. After completing his memorization he went on to pursue Islamic Studies at the renowned Jamia Nizamia Rizviyya, Lahore.
After 3 years, Mawlana Nisar returned back to Rutgers University where he completed his Bachelors with distinction in Philosophy and Minor in Psychology.
After that, he spent 8 years pursuing Islamic Studies in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and Pakistan where he graduated from Jamia Nizamia, scoring top of the class in the Dowra Hadith Sharif program.
Sh. Murabit Benavidez
Shaykh Murabit Benavidez was born in Fremont, California in 1979. He was raised in a Catholic, Mexican household before he embraced Islam at 19. His desire to seek Sacred Knowledge led him to Syria shortly thereafter, where he began his studies in Arabic and the Islamic Sciences. In 2002, Shaykh Murabit continued his studies in the deserts of Mauritania, in Arabic, Fiqh, Aqidah, and Tasawwuf. Some of the eminent scholars Shaykh Murabit studied under include: Murabit al-Hajj, Murabit Hadamin bin AbdurRahman, Abdullah bin Ahmad Fal, and Murabit Ahmad Fal bin Ahamadna.
Sh. Imran Ahmed
Imran Ahmed has been privately studying the Islamic sciences part-time for well over a decade. He has an interest in many Shar'i disciplines, with a focus on Hanafi fiqh. He has studied texts in disciplines including Sarf, Nahw, Balaghah, Al-'Arud (poetic meter), Mantiq, 'Aqidah, 'Ulum al-Qur'an and Tafsir, Mustalah al-Hadith, Hadith collections, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh. Some of the teachers he has studied with include Shaykh Samer al-Nass, Mufti Abdur Rahman Mangera, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Mufti Ismail Moosa, Shaykh Jihad Brown, Shaykh Haroon Hanif, and Shaykh Mohammed Daniel.
Sh. Abdurrahman Isbieh
Shaykh AbdurRahman Isbieh is a Palestinian scholar from a family of scholars and thinkers. His studies include theology, Islamic law, traditional psychology, logic, ethics, tafsir, fiqh (jurisprudence) of the four major schools of thought, legal theory, the majors books of hadith such as the Muwatta and the six major books of hadith and hadith methodology, Arabic grammar, morphology, elocution (tajwīd), rhetoric, dialectics, history, Seerah, etc. He memorized the Alfiyyah of Ibn Malik, Al-Jazariyyah, Matn Abi Shuja’ (jurisprudence), Matn Rahabiyah, & other major Islamic texts. He is a student of Sh. Saeed Fodeh and other scholars such as Shaykh Abu al-Hasan Muhyiddīn al-Kurdi.