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About Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad

 Brief Biography of

Shaykh Abu Laith Luqman

Ahmad

  • Currently: Imam and Executive Director of Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center in Sacramento Ca.
  • National Shura Member, Muslim Alliance of North America
  • Executive Commttee Member, North American Imams Federation
  • Director Lotus Tree Institute
  • His father, Shaykh Abdul-Karim Muhammad Ahmad, versed him in areas of tawheed, aqeedah, adab, fiqh, and seera,
  • His mother Umm Rabee’ah (May Allah protect and hold close her soul) a wife, activist, mother of seven, was one of the Ummuhaat ul-.Muslimeen of Phiadelphia  She reserved herself mostly to her home, where she taught adab, aqeedah, and fiqh, as she grappled with ways to maintain Islamic tradition in her children in a society that at the time, was unfamiliar with Islam and Muslims.
  • Shaykh Abu Laith Luqman learned the discipline of patience and perseverance from his mother who often had to endure jeers and stares from strangers on the street because of her adherence to Islamic clothing style. As an adolescent, young Luqman attended lectures at the feet of Colonel Amirudeen of Canada, where he would sometimes sit for hours at a time without a break. The Shaykh had such an impact on young Luqman that he would return to his Philadelphia neighborhood and preach the sheikh’s words to neighborhood kids (many who are now Muslims) on the street corners and basketball courts of inner-city Philadelphia.
  •  Accompanied by his father, Sheikh Luqman attended many lessons of the legendary African scholar, Sheikh Dawood Ahmad Faisal, of the famous State Street Mosque in Brooklyn, a major center of traditional learning in the United States. Sheikh Luqman also took instruction from the well known Egyptian Sheikh Suleiman Dunyaa.
  • During this time, the Imam continued to receive knowledge from his father, who introduced him to Ihyaa uloom al-deen by al-Ghazaali, at the age of 15. This contributed to Sheikh Luqman’s distinctive spiritual personality, which endears him to his student
  • Shaykh Luqman graduated from the langaage and usool ud-deen program at Omdurman Islamic University in Sudan and recieved his ijaazah in Hafs Quran recitation from the Quranic village of Wad al-Faadni in the Jazeerah Province of Sudan
  • Skaykh Luqman also studied at Umm Al-Quraa University in Saudi Arabia and at the Haram al-Mekki. While in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in addition to the teachers at Um al-Qura, the Imam studied with Sheikh Suleiman al-Hazmi, Sheikh Sayyid Sabiq who was his sheikh of tafseer al-Quran, and Sheikh Muhammad al-Ghazaali.
  • Shaykh Luqman learned usool al-hadith from Sheikh Muhammad bin Humayad a classic era Az’harian trained in the Ottoman period.
  • Imam Luqman also took lessons from the late African American Shaykh; Muhammad Ghulaam Al-Haarith,  one of the first indigenous American Muslims to attend Azhar University, Shaykh Muhammad was a guest in the home of Imam Luqman during the mid-eighties where Imam Luqman transformed his living room into a Madrasatul Ilm (School of Traditional Knowledge)

Other Shuyookh of Imam Abu Laith

Sheikh Abdul-Karim MuhammadAhmad , Tajweed, Fiqh, Aqeeda, Hadeeth
Umm Luqman – Aqeedah, Fiqh, Adab, Seerah
Sheikha Fareedah Umm Hannaan,-Aqeedah, Fiqh al-Mu’aamalaat
Sheikha Aminah Abdullah-Aqeedah, Seerah and
Sheikh Ameer Saab-Aqeedah, Usool al-Eemaan
Sheikh Sulaimaan Abdul-Haadee-Language, Modern Urban logic and Expression,
Sheikh Muhammad As’lam-Fiqh
Sheikh Abdullah bin Baaz-Aqeedah
Sheikh Muhammad Ghulaam al-Haarith-arabic Language, Seerah, usool al-Fiqh
Sheikh Zainul Aabideen al-Costi- Fiqh, Usool al-Fiqh, Usool al-Hadith, Qiraa’tul Hafs
Sheikh Daf’ Allah Hajj Yusuf-Arabic Grammar, al-matan al-Ajroomiyyah
Sheikh Muhammad Hadeeya al-Umdurmaani-Fiqh, Tafseer, Usool al-hadith, Aqeedah
Sheikh Muhammad Taqlaawi- Aqeeah,
Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Humayd, Hadith
Sheikh Sayyid Saabiq- Tafseer, Fiqh
Sheikh Ridda Mu’tee-Aqeedah
Sheikh Sulaimaan al-Hazmi- Hadeeth
Sheikh Muhammad Mutaphah Bilaal-Hadeeth, Sahih Muslim
Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Fad’Allah-Usool al-Fiqh,
Sheikh Abdullah Ali al-Mekki, Aqeedah

As well as others not mentioned here, may Allah elevate them
Shaykh Luqman is the author of two books; ‘The Pardigm Shift’, and  ‘Know Thy Enemy” (How to protect yourself from the Devil)
 

11 responses to “About Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad

  1. siddeeq

    April 9, 2010 at 3:02 am

    AS SALAAMU AHLAYKUM

    I have heard at least 3 of your excellent lectures. Fire insurance comes to mind right away.

    Please consider me as a presenter of Qur’aanic Arabic in your town and assist me in spreading Arabic Fushaa instruction via my publication Lughatut-tanzeele

    We have of 20 years of experience.

    I know you are knowlwedge of the language. There is a proverb that says in every head there is some wisdom. i suspect it is in Arabic: Ffee kulle ra’sin ba’dal-hikmate
    siddeeqjihad.com

     
  2. Halimah Ceesay

    December 26, 2010 at 2:31 am

    AsSalaamu Alaikum…
    Shukran Imam for this intellectually refreshing article. I probably need to read it again; however, let me say that as an African American revert for more than 30 years I’ve witnessed a lot of different Islamic communities. We do have a big struggle on our hands. Allaah (swt) is blessing many of us to maintain the course. But I do believe that we do need to become more united. One way we can do this is through sincerely asking ourselves if we are in this deen purely for the pleasure of Allaah. And if so, then we must act accordingly. Sometimes we erroneously and arrogantly think we ‘got it going on’ when we are sorely mistaken. As indigenous African American Muslim communities we need to spend more time reading Quran and hadith, keeping up with our required salat, learning the deen in general and developing taqwa and tawakkul among other things. If we are not honest with our ownselves, it does not matter how long we’ve been in the deen or how successful we may be regarding dunya. Because if we ignore or close our eyes to our predicament, the stagnation will completely erode us as a unique group of people. May Allaah (swt) bless us to move forward by working together in humility, sincerity, and peace for His sake, aameen.

     
  3. Halimah Ceesay

    December 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    AsSalaamu Alaikum… did I write my response in the wrong place, because my response was a comment regarding The Decline of American Muslim Indigenous Communities, not About Imam Abu Laith Luqman.
    Shukran

     
  4. Yahya ibn Yahya

    June 29, 2011 at 10:39 am

    YOUR REPLY HAS TOUCHED ME DEEPLY AND ITS A COMFORT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE AN AMERICAN MUSLIM WITH SUCH BEAUTIFUL DEEN. AS Salaamu Alaikum!

     
  5. Rabia

    August 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    May Allah continue to allow you to educate the muslim community. Not only in Sacremento, Calif. but to Philadelphia, Pa. I have learned a great deal from your lectures and blogs. Keep up the great work you do. And may Allah continue to shower you with mercy. ameen

     
  6. arabexperience

    March 14, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Thank you for inspiring me. As a non-muslim from Holland I find it a very comforting and pleasing thought that I am able to gain knowledge about a religion so diverse and interesting as the Islam just by sitting behind my desk. Greetings.

     
  7. Ad

    January 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Assalamu alaikum. http://www.troid.ca/index.php/authors?device=xhtml a list of the sheikhs, the GREAT Scholars of the Salaf, and other Major scholars of the salaf. May Allah guide you and rectify your affairs.Sheikh Al albanee, ibn Tamaiyyahh, Sheikh Uthaymeen…Sheikh Saalih fawzan, sheikh ibn baaz. Where are your mention of the revivors of the sunnah, and the noble sheikhs of the salif. We do not acknowledge kaffir holidays, memorial day! AgstugherAllah. Alhamdullilah, may Allah guide you to salafiyyah and protect you from bid’ah..

     
    • Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad

      January 12, 2013 at 9:41 am

      Alaikum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh, Since there is no mention of salafiyyah in the Kitaab, nor in the sunna, nor is there any record that our Prophet (SAWS) called us to any invention known as salafiyyah, I must humbly decline your invitation and state categorically that I do not wish to be guided to salafiyyah. I am a Muslim and I practice Islam, and that is sufficient for me at this time. Jazaaka Allahu khairan

       
      • abdelalim

        May 2, 2013 at 3:55 am

        who are this brain washed ,nejdis-wahabis ,enemys of islam and muslims and helpers of kufars plots against islam ?

         

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