Sheikh Wissam El Tom
Sh. Wissam El Tom has the highest certificate in Qur'an qiraa'at (all 10 ways of reading Qur'an in the original Arabic language with melodies and phonetics) and Quran studies from Al-Azhar Al-Sharif (Institute of Qur'an Qiraa'at) (Egypt). He has the "sanad" (ijazah) -linked to the prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam- in ten qira'at sugra and kubra from the leading scholars in Egypt of this field internationally. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Islamic Studies from Makasid University (Lebanon).
He had the opportunity to recite the Quran to the late scholar, Imam Sheikh Mohammad Mitwalli Al Shaarawi. He has also recited the Quran to the famous qari of the Republic of Egypt, Dr Ahmad Nuainaa. He was the winner of the International Quran Recitation and Memorization competition, organized by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and Awkaf Ministry in Egypt and attended by participants from 125 countries.
He has listened to the recitation of many huffaaz (male and female) in different qiraat in Egypt and Canada and awarded them the honor of "sanad" linked to Prophet Muhammed (sal Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam).
He has authored books about the ten qiraat of the Quran and and has also composed a poem in the original Arabic language, comprising of 1175 verses on an area of Quranic studies that has been touched on a few scholars centuries earlier like Imaam Ash Shakhawi, the great scholar from the 7th century hijri. He speaks three languages - English, French, and Arabic. Additionally, he has delivered numerous lectures in Quranic Sciences, Islamic Studies and Arabic language in Egypt and Montreal.
He currently lives in Montreal, Canada, where he has been an imaam for several mosques and is the director of At-tibyan Institute in Montreal. He is currently preparing for a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. He was a professional soccer player in the Lebanese Football League until the year 1994.
Ahmad Abdel-Wahab completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. During his college years in America, he memorized the Qur'an with tajweed under the guidance of his noble teacher, Shaykh Muhammad al-Raaee. In the summer of 2005, he was accepted into the Islamic University of Madina, and upon arriving, he started his Bachelors of Arts in the College of Islamic Law. He benefited tremendously from the scholars who taught in the university, and he benefited even more after studying the Qur'an and the classical texts in the masjids from the scholars of Madina. He received an ijaaza in Qur'an and tajweed from his noble teacher, Shaykh Salaah Shabaana, a teacher of Qur'an at the Prophet's Masjid. Then he started reciting the Qur'an to the noble Shaykh, Ibrahim a-Akhdar, Shaykh al-Qurraa' of the Prophet's Masjid.
He studied the book 'Umdat al-Fiqh, by Ibn Qudaama, under the guidance of his noble teacher, Shaykh Abdul-Khaliq Naaqru, one of the major students of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Mukhtaar ash-Shanqeetee and a professor of Fiqh in Madina and Jeddah. He also attended and benefited from the fiqh classes given by the great scholar and faqeeh, the noble Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Mukhtar ash-Shanqeetee. May Allah protect him. Currently, he is teaching Qur'an and Tajweed in the Prophet's Masjid as well as Fiqh classes to students of knowledge from Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Mohamed Bechir has following ijazat: quran ijazat from sheikh Wissam El Tom (head of tajweed departement in IOU) in Hafs from Shatibya and Taiba, Shou3ba from Shatibya and Taiba and Kaloun from Shatibya.
He has an ijaza in hadeeth form sheikh Waleed El Manissi and Khatma not finished yet: Warsh from Shatibya and other qiraat with sheikh Wissam (Halakat) and Khalaf 3an Hamza.
He has a master’s degree in finance from Tunisia. He is a certified general accountant candidate, and holds a certificate in short graduate program in financial performance. Currently he is working as an accountant (partner) in Comptabilite et Confiance B.M. (co-founder from 2005).
Ibrahim Nashat Ahmed
Ibrahim Nashat Ahmed is an Egyptian and is currently pursuing his 4th year as a Pharmacy student at Misr International University. He graduated from the schools of the Azhar and memorized the holy Quran about 4 years back. He has also been leading as an Imam, in Taraweeh prayers and Tahajjud prayers, since 4 years. He has been assigned to be the Imam of al-Tawheed Mosque for Fajr prayer during this year and had been assigned to be the imam of Al-Hedaya mosque for Fajr prayer during the past 2 years. He has also participated in Al-Arqam Quran Competition and he is working on
al-ijaza with Shaykh Awl.
Mustafa Abdel Halim Mohammed Nabawy
Mustafa Abdel Halim Mohammed Nabawy has done BA in Faculty of Languages and Translation Department of Islamic Studies in English of Al-Azhar University in 2007. He has received certificates of TOEFL in English from the amide East in 2006, certificate of Specialization in the ten qeraat el Quran from the Al-Azhar in 2005, certificate of Alyit al qeraat , the Minor (ways of reading Quran) from Al Azhar – Egypt in 2002, certificates of appreciation in many competitions in the Quran full year of 1994-2004 and certificate of Merit from the World Islamic & Sciences Education University in Jordan in the year 2010-2011.
He has served as a Full-time lecturer at the World Islamic & sciences Education University in Amman, Jordan, in the academic year 2010-2011, as the Imam of local mosques from 2001 to 2006, as a public relations officer in the Egyptian Company Syrian in 2009, as an English translator of the Sinai from 2007 to 2009 and he is proficient in speaking, writing and reading in English and average in German, Hebrew and Spanish.
Mariam Nashat Ahmed
Mariam Nashat Ahmed is an Egyptian and has done her Bachelor of Science through Ain Shams University, Cairo. She attended the Summer School (1993 to 1998) at Dar Al-Eman for teaching Quran in Nasr city, Cairo, Egypt. She completed the Quran Teacher Preparation Course (2008) at Al-fatth Mosque in Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt. She also received Al Azhar Tajweed Certification (2006) for the recitation in the way of Hafs ‘an ‘Asim at The Azharic Institute of Qeraat in Shobra, Cairo, Egypt. She served as the Summer (1999/2000) Quran teacher at Dar Aleman mosque for teaching Quran located in Nasr city, Cairo, Egypt. In the academic year (2004-2005) she served as the Quran teacher for the kinder garden at Ajyad Azhary School, located in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. She also served as a Quran teacher for kinder garten and grade one, in Jana Dan Islamic International School, located in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt, during the academic year (2005-2006). She was also the Quran, Religion and also the fun science Nursery teacher for kids from 2 to 4 years at Sesame Club Nursery located in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt, during the academic year (2010-2011). She is fluent in both Arabic and English. She is a very patient person, and has excellent interactive skills with students especially kids and has a highly social character with good communication skills.
Um Khadeegah is an Egyptain pharmacist who graduated from Cairo University in 2002 and then obtained a clinical diploma from Ein-Shams University and she also passed ICDL, preparatory TOEFL courses and many other courses in QA, GMP and statistical analysis. She started studying Tajweed at Arrahmah center for the noble Quran memorization with Tajweed in Cairo in the year 2003 and completed it in 2005 with the theoretical Tajweed courses in this period. She then went to the Khatemah level and finished the memorization in the year 2008 and started teaching Quran and Tajweed rules in Quran center for arab and non-arab students in KSA. She also passed the Alqayedah Annouraneyah and is teaching the non-arabs till date, in Ijazah
Sister Umm Rukhaiya has a bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She had ijazaa in hafs an aasem reading with a chain connected to Prophet Mohammed (SAW). She is now a student in Pathway Institute in islamic Diploma for Dawaa an she has also enrolled herself in Khatma of kaloon an nafi reading, shouba an aasem reading, and warsh an nafi reading.
Umm Sarah is originally from Egypt and currently residing in Amman, Jordan. Umm Sarah has many Ijaazas in the Qur'an. She completed the Qur'an Teacher Preparation Course (2006) at AlKhair centre in Amman. She is expected to earn her bachelor’s degree from Arab Open University in English Language and Literature with a high distinction in December 2013. Along with her university education, she has studied several classical texts in various Islamic sciences with distinguished Islamic scholars like Fiqh, Aqeedah, Nahw, Sarf, Hadeeth, Mustalah AlHadeeth, Tajweed & Tafseer.
Sara Khazbak completed her BA in Computer Science from the Cairo University. She has memorized Qur’an at the age of 14. She has an ijazah in Hafs an Aasim from Al Shatibiyyah and some ways of Tayeba from Om Abd El Salam (Khadija bint Saad An Shekh Ahmed Fl Zayat) with a chain connected to Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) in 2009.
She received an ijaza in Hafs an Aasim from the Azhar Institue of Qiraat, and she also has an ijaza in Riwaayah Nafee (Kaloon and Warsh from Al Shatibiyyah way). She is currently pursuing the 10 Qeraat from Al Tayeba way.
She received a Qur’an teacher certificate from masjid Al Fat’h from Om Abd Elsalam in 2008. She completed 5 year course in tajweed and motashabehat Al Quran from Dar Ibn Mas'ood (Azhar institute) and received an ijazah from it. She also took various short Islamic courses in hadith, tawheed, fiqh, tafseer and aqeeda.
Currently she is teaching Qur’an in Masjid Al Fat'h and in Dar Ibn Mas'ood (memorization with its motashabehat and tajweed).
Md. Hossain has successfully memorized the noble Qur’an at a very tender age. He attended an international competition for the huffaz in Egypt as a representative of Bangladesh in 1994 and in 1998.
Md. Hossain passed his Dakhil examination from Tahfizul Quranil Karim Fajil Degree Madrasa in 2001 and his Alim examination from the same madrasa in 2003.
He received his ijaza in Hafs from Masjid Nabawi in Madina Munawwarah.
He graduated in Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Madinah Al-Munawwarah in Madinah in 2010-11, and completed his MA in the same subject from Bangladesh Islamic University in 2012-13.
While in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, he worked as a teacher of noble Qur’an at the Masjid Nabawi from 20 April 2008 to 24 May 2011.
Taher Awad AbdelHamid
Imam Taher Awad AbdelHamid is a graduate of al-Azhar University, faculty of languages and translation, 2009. He completed his BA in Islamic studies in English with honours from English Department of al-Azhar University. And he is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Islamic Studies. He received TOEFL certificate in English from Amid-East in 2013.
He has two ijazah: Hafs an Aasim and Tuhfat al-Atfal. He is currently pursuing riwaya of imam Qalun ‘an Nafi.
He has a great experience in the field of translation and he also studied da’wa under Dr. Solaiman Fadel. Currently he works as an imam in the Egyptian ministry of al-Waqaf.
Imam Raslan has memorized the whole Qur’an at the age of 12. He has ijaza in both Hafs and Sho‘bah riwayah with isnaad to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. He has BA in Islamic studies in English from Al-Azhar University, faculty of languages and translation Islamic studies department. He also has MA in the field of scientific interpretation of the Glorious Qur'an from the same department.
He is an imam and preacher in the Egyptian Ministry of Islamic Endowments. He leads prayers, gives speeches and Jumu‘ah khutbas continuously. He was nominated by the U.S. Consulate General Alexandria and selected by the Department of State to participate in the international visitor leadership program, interfaith dialogue.
He teaches tajweed, Qur’an and Arabic “in English” for several years now, and tens of students graduate at his hands every year.
Mohammed Abdullah Mahmoud El Tahwawy
Mohammed Abdullah Mahmoud El Tahwawy has completed his BA of Education from the Al Menoufia University. He has an ijaza in Hafs an Aasim.
He worked as a manager of Iqraa Center for teaching Arabic and Holy Quran for Non - Arabic speakers and as a manager of Teachers' Holy Quran Institute affiliated to Al azhar Al Sharif in 6TH October City.
As a Qur'an and tajweed teacher he worked in several institutions including Teachers' Holy Qur'an Institute affiliated to Al azhar Al Sharif, Zahret Al Madan Private School and Dar Al Suliman for Holy Quran. And he also worked as an Arabic teacher in Um Al Mu'mineen Private School and Al Radwa Private School.
Sr. Alkawthar Abdelrouf holds a BA in History, a Higher Diploma in Islamic Studies (BMAIS), as well as an ijazah in addawah for Allah from Addawah institute. She also obtained ijazah in ‘Aasim reading by two narrators Hafs and Shu’bah on the Shaatibiyyah method, and ijazah in Al-Jazariyyah and Tuhaft ul-Atfal. She is currently pursuing reading Hafs from Attayyibah way. Sr. Alkawthar taught at the Women's Institute of Moderation, Sebwih center; and Qortobah, 'Aalim and Madina Arabic centers.
Nour Alhoda-Abd Alraouf-Farahat
Sr. Nour Alhoda holds a BA from Cairo University and an Intonation certificate from Al Azhar Al Sharif. She attained various ijazahs such as two ijazahs in ‘Aasim qira’at: Shu’bah, Hafs, and both from Shaatibiyyah method; three ijazahs in Quran recitation as narrated by Hafs from ‘Aasim from Shaatibiyyah method; and ijazah in Quran recitation as narrated by Hafs from Teebat Alnashr route (including its 21 routes). Currently, she seeks ijazah in the ten qira’at from Shaatibiyyah and Ad-Durah route. Furthermore, Sr. Nour Alhoda holds ijazahs in certain matn (texts) of tajweed and qira’at: two ijazahs in Al-Jazariyyah, ijazah in Tuhaft ul-Atfal, and ijazah in the text of Talkhees Sareeh Alnas Fi Alkalemat Almukhtalaf Fiha ‘An Hafs from Teebat Alnashr route. Sr. Nour Alhoda holds several teaching positions.
Sr. Ghada Elsaiid is an Egyptian Quran teacher and physician. In 1997, she graduated with honors from the faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She holds a Higher Diploma in Islamic Studies (BMAIS). She has many ijazas in different ways of reading the Quran (Riwayat Hafs 'an 'Aasim, qira'at 'Asim, qira'at Ibn Katheer, qira'at Abu Ja'far and qira’at ibn ‘Amir). All her ijazas are as a hafiz and with high isnad to the Prophet, peace be upon him. She is also certified Qaida Noorania Teacher. Sr. Ghada is currently pursuing the entire Quran ijazah for the ten qira'at under the supervision of Shaykhah Maha Bahi; in addition to a Master’s degree in Islamic studies in IOU. Sr. Ghada held several tajweed teaching positions in the IOU.
Sr. Mariam Fathi is an Egyptian, born and raised in Makkah. She holds a BA from Ain Shams University. She completed the Quran teacher preparation course at Al Fath mosque and her first ijazah, Hafs 'an 'Aasim, was under the supervision of Ustadah Aisha Abd el Raheem. Additionally, she holds an Al Azhar tajweed certification for the recitation in the way of Hafs 'an 'Aasim at Girls Institute of Quran in Shoubra. She finished studying at Al-Fadellah Institute for Religious Studies in Nasr City and served as the Quran teacher at Dar Al-Emaan mosque, Al-Fath mosque, Hafsa mosque, and Fajr Center. Sr. Mariam obtained her second ijazah for Hafs under the supervision of Sheikha Khadeeja, known as Umm Abdel-Salam. In 2011, she finished her ijazah for Warsh recitation with the noble teacher Maha Bahy El-Deen, and in 2012, she completed ijazah for Ibn Katheer recitation. Sr. Mariam is currently reciting under the guidance of Ustada Maha Bahy, Al Kesaiy, and Kalaf Al Asher.
Sr. Mona is a graduate of Al Azhar University, Egypt. She holds ijazah in riwayah Hafs.
Om Abdellah/Nashwa Omar Ahmad
Sr. Om Abdellah has ijazah for the recitation of Hafs 'an 'Aasim from Sheikha Om Abdelsalam. She finished a teaching preparation course at Al Fath mosque, and taught Quran recitation and tajweed rules since 1998 in mosques and Quran schools in Cairo. Sr. Om Abdellah is currently studying Islamic and Arabic studies at al Azhar University as well as Quran recitations at the recitation institute in Giza, Egypt.