Wasatiyya, Fitriyya and the works of Imam al-Haddad (ra) – with Sidi Allie Khalfe in Johannesbu​rg

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Muhammad Allie Khalfe has spent 10 years seeking Islamic knowledge and holds Ijazah from Shaykh Seraj Hendricks and Shaykh Ahmad Hendricks in various branches of knowledge including Fiqh, Aqida and Tassawuf from them. With these he was bestowed with the chain links [asanid] to the likes of Imam Al-Shafi’i, Imam al-Ghazali and Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maliki.

He also received Ijazah from various ‘ulama including Sayyid Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy and Sayyid Ahmad bin Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maliki.

He read 3 dialects of the Quran [Qira’a al-Sab’a] and received ijazah in the narration of Hafs ‘an Asim, Warsh ‘an Nafi’ and Susi ‘an Abi ‘Amr from 3 Shuyukh including Shaykh Abu Bakr Abduraof and Shaykh Nasr Rizq Khalif

He completed his tertiary studies in Informatics and Business Analysis at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. His major and focus was Business Analysis and he works in the software development industry developing software for Vodacom, MTN and major cellular companies in India and Germany.

He has authored a few books including – ‘The Legacy, a Spiritual Journey to God’ as well as ‘The Honor and Status of the Human Being’.

He has been lecturing at Masjidul Quds in Cape Town on Sunday mornings for the past 6 years. At the moment he is doing the Bidayatul Hidaya [Beginning of guidance of Imam al-Ghazali] as well as the Jawhara of Imam Laqqani with the class. His website and blog can be accessed at https://islamictext.wordpress.com/

Safiyyah Surtee

University of Johannesburg, Department of Religion Studies
Teaching Fellow
M.A Candidate
Twitter: @safiyyahsurtee

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