Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi
Scholar in Residence
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi is widely recognized as one of the leading Muslim scholars and jurists in North America, amongst the few who have the authority to confer an Islamic legal ruling. Dr. Nadvi has studied the Islamic sciences extensively at some of the world’s leading institutions of Islamic learning. He completed his Masters and Ph.D. in Shariah, with a specialization in Fiqh from Umm al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Prior to pursuing his graduate studies at Umm al-Qura, Dr. Nadvi studied various Islamic sciences for over a decade at the prestigious seminary Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow, India and also earned a degree from the Islamic University of Madinah, Madinah, Saudi Arabia as well as receiving Ijaza (licenses) from many of the most renowned scholars of our time. To complement Dr. Nadvi’s comprehensive education in the Islamic sciences, he earned a degree in political science from Bhopal University, Bhopal, India.
Dr. Nadvi also has a rich experience in teaching. He was a professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he taught Shariah and Fiqh for over half a decade. While he was at King Saud he dealt with topics such as Usool ul-Fiqh, Islamic culture, Islamic political thought, Islamic movements and the Fiqh of organization. He was also a former professor at the esteemed Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama and an instructor at Al-Fajr Institute of the Islamic Sciences, and Al-Fauz Institute of Islamic Thought. He currently is an adjunct faculty member at the Canadian Centre for Deen Studies (CCDS), Understanding Islam Academy (UIA), the Islamic Institute of Toronto (IIT) and is the executive director and scholar in residence at Al-Nadwa Institute.
In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Nadvi has been very active within the Muslim community in Canada since his arrival. He is the former President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada and Director of Religious Affairs at the Muslim Association of Calgary and Al Falah Islamic Centre. He is currently on the advisory board of various organizations including the Islamic Credit Union of Canada, the Interest-Free Financing Corporation, Mathabah Institute and the Crescent Committee of Canada, amongst others. He is also the Chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams, the Islamic Finance Advisory Board, and the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Canada’s religious affairs committee. Dr. Nadvi formerly served as a member of the University of Calgary chaplaincy team. His role at the University of Calgary was to provide spiritual and moral guidance for Muslims on campus as well as to help facilitate cultural understanding.
Dr. Nadvi has memorized the entire Quran and speaks four languages. He currently lives with his family in Mississauga, Ontario.
3150 Ridgeway Dr. Unit 26
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5R5
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