Shaikh Abdullah al Faisal was born in 1963 and raised in Jamaica to a Christian Salvation Army family that was involved in much charitable work throughout poverty stricken areas of the Caribbean Islands.
He embraced Islam at the age of 16. He studied Arabic and Islamic studies in Guyana, South AmericaHe furthered his knowledge at the Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There he studied for 8 years and graduated in 1991. He has lectured in 30 countries and is the author of the books: Natural Instincts: Islamic Psychology, 100 Fabricated Hadith and Religion is Sincerity.The reputation of Shaikh Faisal is distinguished by his uncompromising stance for Truth and Justice, and his refusal to sit idly by as the blood of Muslims is spilled and mankind's most basic human rights are trampled beneath the feet of the Earth's most rebellious tyrants.He has boldly confronted the American presence in the Arabian Peninsula and the Zionist occupation of Palestine. As the American coalition's crusade against Islam intensified following the events of September 11th, many Islamic scholars retreated into the shadows and "safety" of quietude and anonymity. Shaikh Faisal refused to become silent and continued to raise his voice openly with full conviction resulting in his arrest and imprisonment at the hands of the British regime on February 18th 2002. Using a Victorian era British Law from 1861, he was charged with "Incitement to Murder". He was sentenced to nine years in prison. On appeal the sentence was reduced to 7 and he was subsequently released and deported in December 2007.Sheikh Faisal has inherited the Prophet's persecution and has joined the ranks of the imprisoned scholars of Islam. Of the righteous scholar the Prophet Muhammad (saw) has said: "The Scholars are the Inheritors of the Prophets" [Abu Dawud 3/3634]
Shaikh Abu Adnan is currently the Amir of the Global Islamic Youth Centre in Sydney, Australia. He is heavily involved in presenting informative lectures on a regular basis to a variety of audiences, delivering Juma’ah Khutbah, assisting and training potential Islamic speakers as well as playing a lead role within the Sydney Muslim community. Sheikh Abu Adnan also helped set up the Islamic College of Australia and currently holds the position of Deputy Principal at the college. He teaches many authentic Islamic courses concerning Fiqh, Tafseer, Seerah, Aqeedah, Hadeeth and Quranic Sciences, all of which require students to graduate with certified documentation.
Sheikh Abu Adnan has completed various courses over a 15 year period starting in the early years of his life studied various Islamic studies (Lebanon) Studied, Aqeedah & Fiqh under some of the prominent Sheikhs, to further his knowledge he traveled to Saudi Arabia where he benefited and studied alongside and under the auspice of some of the most recognized and renowned scholars from Saudi Arabia, by the will Allah he earned Ijaza in Qura’an Al Kareem ( Sanad ) followed by B.A. in Islamic studies. Graduated with a high distinction, currently he is studying to complete a Masters Degree in Usul-ud-deen
Shaikh Ali Al Timimi is an American of Iraqi heritage who was born in 1963 and raised in the Washington DC area. He is a graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah and has received his doctorate in computational biology on the topic of "Chaos and Complexity in Cancer”. He holds undergraduate degrees in both Biology and Computer Science. Shaikh Ali is a rare combination one who is learned in both Islamic studies as well as secular sciences. For over 15 years, he has been delivering hundreds of Islamic lectures and workshops around the world. The FBI first raided his house in March 2003. The US government indicted him in September 2004, one and half years after the raid. In an 11-count indictment, part of a government case in which 11 men were charged in 2003 as part of a "Virginia jihad network”, prosecutors portrayed Shaikh Ali as the person who motivated young men to join the Taliban. This ‘motivation’ constitutes 'material support' under the 'anti-terror' laws.
Shaikh Ali Timimi was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday July 13 2005.
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Shaikh Anwar Al-Awlaki was born in New Mexico, USA. He studied the Islamic sciences of Qur'an, Hadith, and Fiqh with scholars from Yemen. Shaikh Anwar served as an Imam in Denver, Colorado; San Diego, California; and Falls Church, Virginia. He is the author of the audio series on “The Lives of the Prophets”, “The Hereafter”, “The Life and Time of Abu Bakr”, “The Life and Time of Umar” , “The Messenger of Allah” along with many other inspirational and uplifting single lectures.
Shaikh Anwar also holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. He was arrested and imprisoned in August 2006 and released in December 2007. No charges were laid against him and he spent 14 months in solitary confinement. Currently he resides in Yemen. Shaikh Anwar has inherited the Prophet's persecution and has joined the ranks of the imprisoned scholars of Islam. Of the righteous scholar the Prophet Muhammad (saw) has said: "The Scholars are the Inheritors of the Prophets" [Abu Dawud 3/3634]
Sheikh Feiz was born in Sydney, Australia. He spent the first part of his life in the field of sports. At the age of 17 he received a title in boxing and then at 19, he won the Australian bodybuilding championship. Sheikh Feiz lived most of his teen life in a gangster environment in the streets of the city of Sydney, without the recognition of his Great Creator. He was `Tough' having all the Aussie lifestyle could offer, except true happiness. He was well known as "Frank the Killer" in his boxing days, and "The Beast" in his bodybuilding days, due to his robust character and tough behaviour. Even with all things at his fingertips, he felt a need for more. He was born into a so called "Muslim" family but never placed any effort in understanding the deen of truth due to the negative influence that surrounded him. After a hard life on the streets, he realized that his existence meant much more then living as a hooligan. He began investigating other religions, but found them deficient in every perspective. After entering a mosque to ask questions about Islam, he realized that Allah sent him there (to the mosque) in order to guide him not confuse him. He attended lessons within the mosques around Sydney, but found that all of them were unattractive, hard to understand and showed lack of interest towards the youth.
He was about to leave for America to represent Australia in the world championships, when Allah placed emaan in his heart and he embarked upon the greatest and most fruitful epic and endeavor of his existence, which was to travel to the land of the first Islamic state, Madinah. Here he completed two years of intense Arabic and then 4 years of Islamic Law, specializing in the Science of Hadith. Upon completion, he returned to Australia to fulfill his dream which was to cater to the needs of the youth, especially those lost on the streets. In the year 2000, Sheikh Feiz founded and became the Amir of the "Global Islamic Youth Centre" (G.I.Y.C.), a centre of learning and a place that encourages the youth to be better Muslims. It has a gym, recreational facilities, including youth camps and many lessons on Islam both general and in depth.
His unique style of speech, and his unwavering stance on Islam, has attracted the young and old from all over the world. His refusal to "water down" his religion has drawn forth the critics, but he remains steadfast, believing in Allah’s message and the true meaning of "no compromise". He strictly upholds the Qur'an and Sunnah. He is currently residing in Malaysia furthering his studies in Islam, while teaching at various places within Malaysia and on the internet.
May Allah protect him and grant him Al Firdaus Al Alaa.
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