Meet the Imam
Sheikh Zahaib Sayeed
Sheikh Zahaib’s passions include: conducting programs and seminars for adults and youth. He is the founder of the Young Muslims of Edmonton (YME) organization. An organization that provides a wide range and variety of programs for youth.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other IMA Scholars
Maulana Zafar Abid
Principal – Darul Quran Academy
He was sent to a Hifz institution in Hyderabad where he completed his Hifz (memorization of the Holy Quran) at the age of 10. Going on to study Islam further, he travelled across the country to a renowned institution, Jamiah Islamiah Talimuddin Dabhel in Gujrat, India where he spend the next several years studying Islamic Sciences, Tafseer ul Quran, Hadith, Aqeedah, Islamic Law (Fiqh) and Islamic history.
Succeeding his graduation in 1980, he went on to serve as an Imam in Hyderabad, along with teaching Quran and Islamic studies. Maulana Zafar successfully became the headmaster of a massive institution in Hyderabad, Jamia Islamia Tajweedul Quran overlooking various Islamic subjects.
In 1997 at the age of 28, Maulana was sponsored by Darul Uloom al Islamiyyah (Islamic Academy of Canada) to Edmonton, Alberta to serve as the head-teacher. He successfully moved the academy to Surrey, BC and became the principal until 2012. After a treacherous event, he was forced to resign and start a new academy by the name of Darul Quran. Since then, he has been the founder and principal and Alhumdulillah has a record of over 60 graduated Huffaz under his supervision serving all parts of North America.
Maulana Zafar Abid has also been an integral part of Falcon Travel’ religious Team by providing guidance catering predominantly in the Urdu and Hindi language to Hujaj through falcon travel for over 15 years.
A selfless individual who has dedicated his life to the Muslim community in Canada. A Scholar, Preacher, Teacher/Professor with years of vast experience in teaching Quran for the past 30 years.
Muftī Imran Farooq
Imam- Masjid Quba
Muftī Imran Farooq then transferred to Darul Uloom Hyderabad India, where he dedicated six years to studying the Islamic sciences. He completed this initial phase at the internationally acclaimed seminary, Darul Uloom Deoband, where, over the next two years, he engaged in an in-depth study of the major compilations of hadith under the greatest luminaries of the past century. Following his graduation, at the same institution, he devoted an additional three years to specializing in Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr), Arabic literature (adab), and issuing legal verdicts (iftāʾ). Muftī Imran then dedicated a year travelling throughout India, gaining practical exposure serving communities in need and calling to Allah. After six years as an imam and education director in India, in 2006, he came to Masjid Quba in Edmonton, where he currently serves as an imam, counsellor, and teacher of Full time Quran memorization and the Islamic sciences.
Hafiz Zubair Abid
Sheikh Abdi Hersy
Imam – Abubakr Islamic Centre
In 2001, he moved to the USA and started pursuing a degree in Respiratory Therapy and graduated with a Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota. In 2013, he graduated with an MBA in IT Management from WGU. He is currently finishing his PHD in Graduate Theological Foundation with Shariah and Fiqh.
Sheikh Abdi has played various roles in many masjids across the USA and Canada. He was the Imam at Darul Hijrah Islamic Centre in Toronto, and the Imam at MCC in Calgary. His current role is serving as an Imam at Abubakr Islamic Centre in Calgary. He conducts various programs in the English, Arabic, and Somali languages.