Advisors / Scholars
Mufti Mudassir Owais
Mufti Mudassir Owais (may Allah preserve him) is the teacher and resident scholar at ICF. He has been at ICF since 1999 and has been instrumental in launching, guiding and running several programs at ICF. He runs the Iqra Hifz program and also teaches several other courses on a daily basis.
Mufti Mudassir completed the Hifz (memorization) of the Holy Quran at Madrasa Taleemul Quran, Banglore. He then studied at Sabeelur Rashad, Bangalore for 8 years and completed the highly regarded dars nizami curriculum along with Daur-e-Hadith. Thereafter, he studied at the famous Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband for 1 year and completed Daur-e-Hadith.He then pursued higher studies and specialization at Darul Uloom Hyderabad where he studied for 1 year to complete the course Takhassus fil Ifta and was granted the degree of Mufti.
He has Ijazah in Hadith from Mufti Ashraf Ali sb.
After completing his studies he started teaching at Darul Uloom Shah Waliullah, Bangalore in 1995. Here he taught several courses including Tafseer, Hadith and Fiqah.
Mufti Mudassir currently heads many scholastic efforts and is a counselor and mentor for religious seekers of all ages, teaching both the dedicated student of knowledge and the casual learner. He currently resides in Fremont, CA with his family.
His lectures and discourses can be found at http://www.bayaans.org/
Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi
Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi (may Allah preserve him) is a Bay Area native and a Newark Memorial High School graduate. After initially studying at San Francisco State University he went on to pursue the higher calling of sacred knowledge. Over the greater part of the next decade, Shaykh Tameem engaged in a rigorous curriculum of religious knowledge, studying under some of the foremost scholars of North America, Africa, & South Asia.
During this span Shaykh Tameem was granted numerous ijazaat, surpassing the equivalent of a masters degree, in the Islamic sciences including Fiqh, Hadith, Aqidah, Tafsir, Usul, Arabic Grammar & its Branches, Spirituality, and more. In addition he was granted ijazah with isnad in numerous books of ahadith including the Sihhah Sittah, the 6 most authentic colections of hadith. Some of the illustrious scholars from whom he attained Ijazah of hadith from are the likes of Mufti Taqi Usmani and Maulana Salimullah Khan.
After completing the highly regarded dars nizami curriculum and being granted the shahadah alimiyya (recognition of Islamic scholarship), Shaykh Tameem emmersed himself in the study of the Islamic Spiritual Sciences of the Heart under the private tutelage of one of the most honorable Spiritual Masters of our time, focusing on the subject of tazkiyah & tarbiyah (Purification of the Heart). Being granted the mantle of authorization to teach and transmit, he returned to the Bay Area under the advice and suggestion of his Shaykh.
Since his return to the Bay Area, Shaykh Tameem has dedicated himself to teaching and benefiting the community with what he had mastered abroad. Shaykh Tameem currently teaches classes on Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Aqidah, Tazkiya, and Arabic Grammar. He is a regular lecturer at numerous Masajid and Halaqahs throughout Northern California. He has translated a number booklets and articles, and continues to strive in his literary efforts.
The respected Shaykh currently heads many scholastic efforts and is a counselor and mentor for religious seekers of all ages, teaching both the dedicated student of knowledge and the casual learner. He is fluent in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and English. He currently resides in Fremont, CA with his family.
He is also a teacher at Nur Institute and his lectures and live stream can be found on the institute’s website http://www.nurinstitute.com/