Islam Unravelled is brought to you by the Al Ihsan Educational Foundation
To facilitate correct understanding of Islam and Muslims in Western society through educational programs.
Present seminars, workshops and orientations to groups of government personnel, service providers or corporations that deal and interact with Muslims.
We are a group of volunteers endeavoring to present a positive and accurate image of Islamic beliefs, values and practices.
We conduct our work with a spirit of compassion, courtesy and unity.
We present a clear account of mainstream Islamic teachings based on the Quran, prophetic teachings and applications as per the consensus of authentic Islamic scholarship over the centuries. We will also work to clear misunderstandings regarding Islam and Muslims, in both a general and issue-specific context.
While we may need to distinguish mainstream Islamic teachings from other interpretations and views, we do not engage in polemics, debates, or sect-based refutations.
Our work is not biased toward or against any political party or affiliation, local or abroad.
Mufti Aasim A. Rashid is an educator with the Islam Unravelled project. Mufti Aasim Rashid grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and started his formal education in the Islamic sciences at Jaamiah al-Uloom al-Islamiyyah Ajax, Ontario in 1992. After completing five years of intensive studies, he travelled to Dabhel, Gujarat India for higher studies in 1996, then went to complete his ʿālim course in Dewsbury, England and graduated with distinctive honours in 1999. Upon graduation he began his career as an educator, teaching a wide range of Islamic and academic subjects. It was during this period of teaching that he commenced his specialization (takhaṣṣuṣ) in al-fiqh al-islamī and iftāʾ under his professors at Ajax. This specialization continued even after he left Ajax to serve other Muslim communities in Canada. After several years of serving as an imam, educator and public speaker he travelled to Karachi, Pakistan to complete this specialization at the renowned Islamic University at Binnori Town. During his tenure in Karachi he also completed extensive studies and practical instruction in Islamic banking and finance. These studies were conducted in consultation with Mufti Taqi Usmani and under experts appointed by him.
Aside from his certification in Islamic knowledge (ʿālimiyyah), he also holds a degree in iftāʾand a Masters’ degree in Islamic studies. He has committed the Qurʾān to memory and has been leading tarāwīḥ prayers for many years.
Mufti Aasim Rashid has been graced with ijāzah in all major books of hadith, fiqh and tafsīrfrom numerous scholars, including Mufti Taqi Usmani, Maulana Safaraz Khan Safdar, Mufti Abdul Salam Chatgami, Dr. Abdul Haleem Nomani, Dr. Taqiuddin Nadwi and his spiritual mentor and shaykh Hazrat Maulana Yusuf Motala.
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