Maulana Manzarul Islam Al-Azhari

Maulana Manzarul Islam Al-Azhari is a young, up and coming Islamic scholar. Traditionally trained in several of the world’s most acclaimed Islamic universities, he has a deep understanding of the Qur’an and Sunnah. As a specialist in fiqh and hadith, Manzarul Islam has a holistic and sound knowledge of traditional and contemporary Islaimc scholarship in terms of historical context, reasoning, and application. Maulana has a unique way of contextualizing and understanding the educational, social, and religious issues that are pressing upon Muslims in the contemporary West.

Maulana is a well-known author in South Asia, and more than fifty scholarly essays of his work have been published in the newspapers and magazines of India and Pakistan. He has also translated many books into Arabic and Urdu that have been published in Egypt and India.

After completing his Darse Nizami in two institutions of higher education in India, Maulana spent approximately five years studying at the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Egypt. During this period he received extensive education in tafsir, hadith, and fiqh. After completing his studies in Egypt, he decided to relocate to the US to help spread the teachings of Islam. He is well acquainted with the needs of American Muslims, and he specializes in helping to provide sound solutions to fiqh related issues in the unique environment of the West. Maulana has declared Europe and America “Dar al-Dawah” (a place for spreading Islamic knowledge) in the way of the four schools of jurisprudence.

Wherever Maulana has lived in the US he has remained committed to his goal of spreading Islamic knowledge. In order to do so more effectively, he has recently established Al-Baheej Institute with the objective to instill Islamic character in American Muslim youth and to provide Islamic educational services to Muslims of all ages. Al-Baheej is an online institute that also offers a number of face-to-face workshops in various cities throughout the US catering to Muslim students and youth.

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