Our Scholars

Deeply rooted in the way of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah, SimplyIslam presents a traditional and Sunni Islam, dressed with a progressive and dynamic approach to life in the contemporary world. Our guides are the eminent scholars of Islam like Imam Shafi’i, Imam Abu Hanifa and other classical and renowned scholars like Imam al-Ghazali and Imam al-Haddad (may Allah be pleased with them all). We are also guided and inspired by many recent and contemporary Islamic scholars and teachers.

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

Chairman, Islamic Supreme Council of America

Born into an eminent family of religious scholars in Beirut, Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Al-Kabbani is a world-renowned Muslim scholar, author, and lecturer. Shaykh Hisham Kabbani received his Islamic Law (Shariah) Degree in Syria (Damascus). He also studied deeply the subject of Islamic spirituality under two internationally renowned Naqshbandi spiritual guides, namely, Shaykh Abdullah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani and Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the American University of Beirut and also studied medicine in Lowain, Belgium. Shaykh Hisham Kabbani is Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America (ISCA), a non-profit religious organisation based in Washington DC. ISCA has spearheaded a number of peace initiatives, hosted notable conferences, actively engages in inter-religious dialogue, and promotes traditional and moderate Islamic views within and outside of USA.

Habib Umar Bin Hafiz

Founder Dar al-Mustafa Islamic Institute, Tarim, Yemen

Umar bin Hafiz was born on 27 May 1963 CE or 4 Muharram 1383 AH in Tarim, Hadhramaut, Yemen, and raised in a household that possessed a tradition and lineage of Islamic scholarship and righteousness by his father. His father was Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafiz, a Habib and mufti of Tarim, a pious caller to Islam, scholar, and a martyr of the communist uprising. He is a descendant of Prophet Muhammad (s), through his grandson Hussein ibn Ali.

Ustadh Mohammed Iqbal

Senior Islamic Religious Teacher, Singapore

Ustadh Mohammed Iqbal Abdullah embraced Islam 25 years ago and is now considered one of Singapore’s most learned (‘alim) Muslim convert in Singapore, where Islamic sciences are concerned. He studied at the International Islamic University Islamabad (Pakistan) and also at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He also studied intensively under the tutelage of Singapore’s world-renowned scholar, Allahyarham Sheikh Umar al-Khatib. Ustadh Mohamed Iqbal has taught Islam and Arabic language for more than 12 years at places like The Muslim Converts Association of Singapore (Darul Arqam), Masjid Abdul Aleem Siddique and Masjid Al-Istiqamah. He is currently the Director at the Azizah Chishty Quranic Centre and has regular classes at the centre, some Mosques, and at SimplyIslam.