Our Khateebs for Friday May 13, 2016 are as follows
12:15pm - Br. Mohammad Arif
1:15pm - Dr. Nadeem Siddiqi
2:00pm - Dr. Salah Assawy (Guest Speaker)
3:00pm - Youth Khutbah (High School Student)
About the Speaker
Born and raised in Egypt, Dr. Salah Assawy completed memorizing Quran when he was 7, taking first place in a national Quran memorization contest in 1962. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in the faculty of Legislation and Law at Al-Azhar University and earned his PhD in Islamic Religious Sciences in the faculty of Legislation and Law, graduating with distinction and the highest level honors.
He has taught at several prestigious institutions including at the Faculty of Legislation and Law at Al-Azhar University, and at Umm Al Qura University in Saudia Arabia. He also served as director for the Islamic World League’s Scientific Miracle Association, and the director for the organization’s Legislative Research Centers in Islamabad, as well as the US.
He co-founded the American Open University and was vice-president from the university’s inception in 1995 until 2004. He also helped to found the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in North America (AMJA) which provides answers to critical jurisprudential issues confronting Muslims in the West, and currently serves as AMJA’s Secretary General. In 2004, he co-founded Sharia Academy of America, now called Mishkah University, and has served as the institution’s president since 2006.