This course is aimed at an audience of ages 13 to 17 teen. Each week, Shaykh Ahmed Saad and Dr. Bano Murtuja will share a new 1 to 1.5 hour video covering Islamic beliefs (Aqidah), Hadith, and Seerah. Supplementary classes by guest scholars will also be periodically uploaded. This course is ran in partnership with Ihsan Institute UK.
Shaykh Ahmad Muhammad Saad Ash-Shafi’i Al-Azhari Al-Hasani was born into a family of scholars whose lineage goes back to the Prophet ﷺ through his grandson Al-Hasan ibn Ali in the northern Egyptian governorate of Monofiyyah, in the Nile Delta.
Alongside with his academic studies, Shaykh Saad studied traditional Islamic sciences at the hands of senior scholars and specialists in Egypt.
He memorised the Alfiyyah of Ibn Malik at the age of 13, and Riyad As-Salihin of Imam An-Nawawi at the age of 15. He committed to memory thousands of lines of poetry and prose. He has memorised texts on logic, tajwid, aqidah, morphology, rhetoric and many other sciences.
Shaykh Saad holds one of the highest chains (in Qur’an) nowadays for his peers, there is 29 people between the Prophet ﷺand him. Amongst the teachers of Shaykh Saad in Qira’at are: Shaykh Dr. Ayman Suwaid of Damascus,Shaykh, Shaykh Ali An-Nahhas, Shaykh Shibl Matar, Shaykh Abdul-Basit Hashim, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Madkour (the last living student of Shaykh Ali Ad-Dabba’ and the colleague of Shaykh Al-Husari) all of Egypt.
Shaykh Saad loves poetry and writes it frequently mainly in Arabic and sometimes in English. Shaykh Saad is the founder and director of the UK-based Ihsan Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies. He is currently living in London and travels internationally.