Venue: IAIS Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:10pm
Co-organisers: IAIS Malaysia and Al-Naqiy Islamic Solutions
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Born and raised in Glasgow, UK, Shaykha Safia Shahid travelled to Syria in 2003 to study sacred knowledge. She remained there for five years, studying Arabic at the University of Damascus and the Abu Nour Institute.
Shaykha Safia attended the classes of several illustrious scholars of our time, such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish and received ijaza to teach tajwid from Shaykh Abul Hassan Al-Kurdi. She also benefited from the company of great gnostics such as Shaykh Ahmad al-Habbal and Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi.
She studied numerous texts under the tutelage of the great erudite scholar Al-Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, and was gifted the honour of gaining teaching licenses in these texts as well as chains of transmission in other major books of hadith. She had the great honour of the company of Shaykh Muhammad, exposing her to an abundance of light, knowledge and wisdom.
Upon leaving Syria in 2008, Shaykha began teaching online classes, covering subjects such as tajwid and aqida (completing Al-Aqida Al-Tahawiya several times). In 2009 she moved to Birmingham where she serves as the Head of Education for women at the Jamatia Islamic Centre in Sparkhill. Her primary responsibilities there include teaching Islamic disciplines such as aqida, fiqh, tajwid, hadith and Arabic.
She also taught fiqh at Masjid Qamarul Islam and Arabic Language Intensive course at the Muath Centre. In 2012, she delivered ‘The Etiquette of the Believer’ UK Tour, covering 12 towns and cities nationwide. She has delivered talks and courses at many Universities and conferences with guest appearances on radio and Islam Channel. Many have embraced Islam at her hands masha Allah. In 2013 she moved to London.
10:00am–10:05am Opening Remarks by the Moderator & Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia
10:05am–10:10am Welcoming Remarks By Professor Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding CEO, IAIS Malaysia
10:10am–11:10am Presentation by Shaykha Safia Shahid
11:10am–12:10pm Q&A Session
12:10pm Concluding Remarks by Moderator
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia
Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7956 9188
Fax: +603-7956 2188 / +603-7956 2966