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The Straight Path Convention 2022 is a wake-up call for the Ummah: to learn from the past, reform the present, and rebuild the future based on the way that pleases Allah most.
“So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers.” [Surah Al-Imran 3:139]
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Graduated from the prestigious Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1998. At present Sheikh Assim is an Imam of a masjid in Jeddah, a role which he has held for the past 20 years, where the sheikh delivers the weekly Friday sermons and lectures on various Islamic Sciences. Sheikh Assim Alhakeem also participates regularly on both Islamic radio and television programs to spread the authentic teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
Sheikh Dr. Sajid Umar is a qualified Mufti and Judge, as well as an educator, author, researcher and developer, He obtained his Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences at Al Imam Islamic University and Bachelor in Sharī'ah and Master’s degree in Judiciary (Qadha), with honours, from the Higher Institute for Judiciary Studies. He has now completed his PhD in relation to Sharī'ah solutions in Financial Risk Management from the Higher Institute of Judiciary at Al-Imam University. Besides his Islamic studies, he also successfully obtains a bachelor's degree in IT business. Shaykh Sajid has played an integral part in Islamic academic development worldwide. He has authored several articles, dissertations and conducted courses on various Islamic Sciences worldwide. Currently he works as the Sharī'ah adviser for the National Waqf Fund.
Sheikh Saeed Rageah was born in Somalia, raised in Saudi Arabia and in the late 80s found his way to North America. He is married and has four daughters and two sons. He enjoys spending quality time with his family. He holds a B.A in Islamic studies as well as a Masters in Shari'ah from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the years, he has held several posts including founder of Masjid Huda in Montreal, Masjid Aya in Maryland, Muslim Youth magazine and the Aqsa Association.
After serving as an imam in Maryland and Calgary, Saeed moved to Toronto with his family and when he is not discharging his various duties at the Masjid, he travels the globe extensively as a lecturer.
Dr. Zaharuddin Abd Rahman is founding Managing Director of Elzar Group of Companies and Adjunct Professor of UNISEL. A member of the Shariah Advisory Council of Securities Commission of Malaysia and Employees Provident Fund. Also a member of Islamic Finance Special Committee for the Ministry of Finance Malaysia. Served as Senior Lecturer at the Kulliyyah of Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He obtained his degree from University of Malaya, MA in Shariah from Al-Yarmouk University, Jordan and PHD in Islamic Studies and Finance from University of Wales. He is also a certified Islamic Finance’s trainer by The Markfield Institute of Higher Education, United Kingdom. He has served RHB Islamic Bank Ltd, Malaysia as a Senior Shari’ah Compliance Manager and later on joined Asian Finance Bank Ltd as Head of the Shari’ah Compliance. He has written 20 books and hundreds of articles on Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic Banking and other Shariah issues. He is also advising several other Islamic Financial Institutions and corporate companies in Malaysia and abroad.
Brother Lim Jooi Soon is a Founder and CEO of IDT (Interactive Dakwah and Tarbiyah Association). He was a student of Sheikh Ahmad Deedat. He studied “Correspondence Bible Study Training'' in South Australia. He was the organizer for “Usul Fiqh and Maqasid of Shari'ah '' Sheikh Nuruddin Lemu Islamic Education Trust, Nigeria. Currently, he is a Trainer at IDT and organizer for courses “Interactive Dakwah Training” IDT centre. He was an invited speaker for religious departments, government agencies & private universities, churches in Malaysia and various countries including Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brother Lim actively involves in comparative religion forums and was also a counsellor for apostasy cases of Mufti Wilayah
Brother Faisal graduated in Chemical Engineering in Sydney, and is currently a Senior Process Engineer and Certified Project Management Professional in the Oil & Gas industry, and holds special passion and interest in leadership and personal development in both Islamic and corporate perspectives. He has been actively involved in various roles for the da’wah scene in Malaysia, including as a long-time collaborator with the Straight Path Convention, appearing regularly as its master of ceremony.
The Straight Path Convention Malaysia aim to spread the true message of Islam. To invite towards the Straight Path that leads to the eternal place that is Jannah (Paradise) by following the final message of Allah SWT Al Quran and the Final Messenger of God Muhammad ﷺ