Shaykh Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak
Shaykh Faisal recieved ijazahs in many of the sacred islamic sciences from several scholars and shaykhs. His most prominent ijazahs come from the noble and remarkable scholar, his eminence Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Abul Huda ibn Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi al-Hasani (may Allah preserve him), and his eminence Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi ibn ‘Abbas al-Maliki al-Makki al-Hasani (may Allah sanctify his soul).
He has lectured on a wide range of Islamic sciences to many communities around the world including, Canada, U.S.A, England, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey, Syria, Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad. He is also the President of the Islamic Forum of Canada, Vice-President of the Islamic Council of Imams of Canada and a member of the al-Shura Muslim Consultative Council.
While in Saudi Arabia, in addition to University Studies, he studied under many scholars including Shaykh Hasan Ayub, Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali, Shaykh Muhammad Qutb, Shaykh Abdur-Rahman Barud, Shaykh Muhammad al-Wasfi, Shaykh Faarooq al-Batal, Shaykh Muhammad Ali al-Sabuni, Shaykh Abdullah Nasih Alwan, Shaykh Maw’il Izzuddin al-Samura'ee.
After completing his studies in 1986 he returned to Canada where he became actively involved in Islamic Da’wah and education. He served as Imam/Khatib of several masajid and Islamic centres including Islamic Society of the Peel, the Islamic Centre of Brampton, and the ‘Toronto and Region Islamic Centre’ (TARIC).
Shaykh Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak lives in Brampton, Canada. From 1977 to 1986 he studied in Saudi Arabia in Umm al-Qura’; University in Makkah, then at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah. He also studied at York University, Toronto, Canada. Shaykh Faisal served on the Government of Canada Interfaith Committee, the Province of Ontario Multifaith Council and the city of Brampton Multifaith Committee.