Lectures & Workshop by Shaykh Ahmad Saad


SimplyIslam.sg is organising a series of programs by a young and dynamic scholar of Islam, Shaykh Ahmad Saad, an Egyptian scholar who has settled in the UK. He is the Founder/Director of the Ihsan Institute of Arabic & Islamic Studies [link] and was the former Imam of the North London Central Mosque [biodata].

Events Details

  • Event 1 – Public Lecture “ETIQUETTE BEFORE KNOWLEDGE”
  • Date: Friday 22 June 2012
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Fee: $10 only
  • Venue: Singapore Expo Max Atria (1 Expo Drive, next to Hall 1)
  • Date: Saturday 23 June 2012
  • Time: 2 pm to 7 pm
  • Fee: $20 only
  • Venue: SimplyIslam (152 Still Road)
  • Includes tea break
  • 7 pm onwards>> Maghrib prayers + Maulidur Rasul + Food/Refreshments
  • Event 3 – Public Lecture “MARVELS OF THE HEART”
  • Date: Sunday 24 June 2012
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Fee: $15 only
  • Venue: Singapore Expo Max Atria (1 Expo Drive, next to Hall 1)


About Shaykh Ahmad Saad

Shaykh Ahmad Muhammad Saad Ash-Shafi’ie Al-Azhari Al-Hasani was born into a family of scholars whose lineage goes back to the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alayh wa sallam) in the northern Egyptian governorate of Monofiyyah. He completed the memorisation of the Holy Qur’an at the age of ten and studied basic Arabic and Islamic sciences before enrolling into Al-Azhar system of schools where he spent almost 17 years of his life graduating with a B.A. Honours in Islamic Studies in English. He toured the world as an Imam, speaker and lecturer; he visited Canada, USA, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden and is currently settled in the UK. He is the Founder and Director of the Ihsan Institute for Arabic & Islamic Studies, and was the former Imam of North London Central Mosque.

Alongside with his academic studies, Shaykh Saad studied traditional Islamic sciences at the hands of senior scholars and specialists in Egypt, including Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Ali Gom’ah. He memorised Riyad As-Saliheen of Imam An-Nawawi at the age of 15 and Al-alfiyyah of Ibn Malik at the age of 13 and committed to memory thousands of lines of poetry. He also focused on Qira’aat and received Ijazah various narrations of Hafs and Shubah from Asim, Warsh and Qaloon from Nafi’ and Khalaf and Khallad from Hamzah, in addition to many other Tajweed texts. Amongst his teachers in Qira’at are: Shaykh Dr. Ayman Suwaid of Damascus, Shaykh Mu’adh Safwat, Shaykh Ali An-Nahhas, Shaykh Shibl Matar, Shaykh Abdel-Basit Hashim, Shaykh Abdel-Fattah Madkour.

Shaykh Saad has also attained Ijazahs in the books of hadith, the musalsalat, Shafi’ie Fiqh and all books of Tafsir, Tasawwuf, Shama’il and biographies from various Shuyukh. Among his teachers are the Grand Mufti of Egypt Imam Shaykh Ali Gom’ah, Shaykh Ahmed Ali As-Surti of India, Shaykh Usamah As-Sayyid Al-Azhari of Egypt, Shaykh Muhammad Abdel-Ba’ith Al-Kittani, Habib Ali Al-Jifri, Shaykh Muhammad Sadiq Al-Alawi, As-Sayyid Yusuf Ar-Rifa’ie, Habib Muhammad Sa’ied Al-Beidh, Shaykh Muhammad Qasim Al-Washali of Yemen, Shaykh Salman An-Nadawi of India, Shaykh Subhi As-Samurra’ie of Iraq and many others.

Shaykh Saad loves poetry and writes it frequently mainly in Arabic and sometimes in English. He teaches Shafi’ie Fiqh, Tasawwuf, Usul Al-Fiqh, `Aqeedah, `Ulum Al-Quran, Tajweed in North London Central Mosque. He is a father of three boys.



Public Lecture: Etiquette Before Knowledge
The Islamic tradition teaches us that both students of sacred knowledge and their teachers have lofty principles and refined codes of conduct that must be adhered to in order to ensure that they can truly achieve virtue through their knowledge and that Allah opens up for them (fut??) the full extent of wisdom and perception.

Workshop: Sublime Characteristics of Prophet Muhammad
This workshop is based on an indispensable collection of Prophetic traditions (hadith) related to the Prophet’s, peace be upon him, blessed nature, traits and characteristics.  It was compiled by the eminent Imam al-Tirmidhi (d. 892) in a collection known as Shama’il Muhammadiyah. The Shama’il contains deals with all spheres of the Prophet’s life from his honourable outer appearance and characteristics like his bodily features and clothing; to his hallowed inner traits such as his humility and humour. Insha’Allah the speaker will present some awe-inspiring and exalted traits and characteristics of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

Public Lecture: Marvels of the Heart
This lecture is a discussion of the section entitled “Marvels of the Heart” from the book Ihya Ulumuddin (“Revival of Religious Sciences”) written by the eminent scholar of Islam, Imam Al-Ghazali (d. 1111). Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, “Beware, in the body there is a flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt, and behold, it is the heart.”  Certainly, the condition and station of the heart is such an important topic of understanding, that it is referred to countless number of times in the Holy Qur’an and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad.

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