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Shaykh Ahmad Ali

Born in Azad Kashmir in 1971 Shaykh Ahmad Ali came to the U.K. at the tender age of 6. Coming from a moderately practicing family, the odds were always stacked against him, but even as a young boy Shaykh displayed a yearning for deen.

His stubborn determination resulted in him completing the memorisation of the Holy Quran at the age of 14 under the supervision and guidance of his teachers at the local mosque, Masjid Quba. Having completed this great feat, the thirst for furthering his Islamic knowledge could no longer be quenched in the confines of the local mosque. Searching for more in 1986 Shaykh enrolled at Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiya, Bury, the main nucleus of Islamic study in Europe at the time.

During his time in Darul Uloom, Shaykh excelled in his studies undertaking an intensive study of many Islamic sciences including Arabic, Quranic Tafseer, Hadeeth, Fiqh and Aqeedah under the supervision of Hadhrat Yusuf Motala Sahib.

After graduating from Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiya in 1993 realising that the there was much more to be gained from the beauty of the Quran and Hadeeth, his insatiable hunger for knowledge still not satisfied, Shaykh left the confined borders of the United Kingdom and headed towards the Middle East, Madina. Here he studied at Al Jamiiyah al Islamiyah.

Following this 1n 1994 Shaykh moved on to the world famous Azhar University in Egypt, specialising in Hadeeth.�Having journeyed through many lands in order to substantiate this zeal for knowledge, Shaykh returned to the U.K. in 1996. A chapter closed.

Now were the beginnings of many new chapters. In 1999 he was appointed second Imam at his local mosque, Masjid Bilal. From here Shaykh devoted almost all of his time and efforts to the work of dawah, initially to his immediate community, and then further afield nationally and internationally.

In the field of Dawah for Shaykh Ahmad Ali there have been no boundaries. His desire to build on his dawah work has always been foremost and was the main tool that instigated the establishing of Al Ma� hadul Islami (The Islamic Academy) in Bradford, England. This institution to this day has been providing Islamic counseling, education and guidance to the youth and elders alike.

A combination of his vast knowledge and an unreal talent of capturing the hearts of listeners with his effervescent words took Shaykh Ahmad Ali across four continents to convey the teachings of Allah (swt) and his Beloved Prophet (saw).

Apart from his international work touring various countries delivering dynamic lectures and speeches, by the grace of the Almightly, Shaykh continued to work from his base Al Ma�hadul Islami to establish further institutes that would inshallah benefit the community and ummah on a whole.� 2003 saw the beginnings of a Muslim Secondary school for girls, The Fountain where students benefit from the alimiya classes as well as secular studies.

Throwing aside any barriers that were placed before him, Shaykh’s determination to inculcate deen in our young then led him to purchase and renovate a building in order to set up Crystal Gardens Primary School in 2005, catering for Muslim children from the ages of 5 to 11.

Shaykh begins to work selflessly and has only just completed the renovation of his new school building purchased in 2007. Eternal Light Secondary School for Boys currently has 40 boys on the register and will inshallah expand gradually. Boys undertake the hifz (memorization of the Holy Quran and Alim classes as well as their secular education.

Over the years Shaykh Ahmad Ali has worked very closely with the charity organization, Lifecare U.K. Products of his work with the charity have been helping to build an orphanage, hospital and school, for the under privileged, close to his birth town in Azad Kashmir.

Shaykh Ahmad Ali�s listed speeches found on audio tapes and c.d,s currently number in the region of 80. He has also authored many books; Major Signs of The Day of Judgement, The Prophet Jesus, Imam Bukhari, The Wisdom of Imam Abu Hanifa, Stories of the Pious to list just a few.

A selection of Shaykh Ahmad Ali�s beneficial lectures and lessons will be available for downloading in the near future(website currently under construction) from the www.almahad.co.uk website. Some other talks can be heard online using Real player via the Inter Islam website.

No doubt Shaykh Ahmad Ali will, Allah willing, continue to strive towards his purpose in life, a mission to serve his Creator. May Allah (swt) always grant him and those associated with him the ability to do this selflessly. The Ummah can only benefit from the work of such auspicious people.

May Allah (swt) grant Shaykh a long prosperous life so that we may continue to benefit from his lessons and knowledge, and may Allah (swt) accept all his efforts and make them a means of salvation for him and his loved ones. Ameen.

40 Comments

  1. azhar says:

    by the grace of all mighty i’ve been fortunate enoughf to meet shaykh. Ever since the first bayaan Ive been a big fan, shaykh came to visit us in toronto a few times and alhumdulillah its been a great benifit for our whole community. Inshallah we will be blessed with his presence for many more years to come. jazaaks from everyone in a thorncliffe area.

  2. salaam alaikum is it possible if i could get sheikh ahmed ali’s email or telephone number i would greatly appreciate it jazakallah khair

  3. Ahmed says:

    WS
    please try the contact details on the following website http://www.almahad.co.uk/

  4. anisa says:

    Assalam alaykum
    i am currently doing a reserch project as part of my Fda in Islamic studies. the subject i would like to research is “is there a need for mad-habs” I have heard your talk on Imam Abu Hanifa and found it very enlightening.
    i know why it is important for me to follow one of the mad-habs, as i feel i do not have the sufficient knowledge to revert to the primary sources. what i would like to ask you is why do you feel there is a need to follow a mad-hab?
    i would be very grateful if you could answer this question for me
    Shukran

  5. saif ali says:

    shaykh ahmed ali is a great person. he teaches me everyday in my alim class. i am so fortunate to have him as my teacher.

  6. Aqeel Saleem says:

    Shaykh Ahmad Ali does amazing lectures if you go on http://www.almahad.co.uk/ you can download it

  7. Ahmed says:

    Mashallah you are fortunate to have him as your teacher, may Allah bless you both. Please pass on my Salams to the shaykh.

  8. Fahad says:

    anisa Please check the book of Mufti Taqi Usmani “Legal Status of Following A Madhab”. Your doubts and answers will be clear Insha Allah.

    Here is the link:
    http://fahadmahdi.webs.com/20-09-10/Legal%20Status%20Of%20Following%20A%20Madhab.pdf

  9. A.j says:

    Assalamualaikum to all, i am also in aalim class and shaykh teaches me too, he is a very knowledgeable man i thank the Almighty Allah for giving me this opportunity may Allah give Shaykh more knowledge. Ameen

  10. Aadam. J (who is studying at eternal light with shaykh) says:

    Assalamualaikum to all especially to two of my friends at Eternal light Saif Ali and Aqeel Saleem, i also go to eternal light and i am very happy to say that i am in aalim class and shaykh ahmad ali is my teacher. Shaykh is a very knowledgeable man, so i thank The Almighty Allah for giving me Shaykh as my teacher and for giving me this opportunity to study about the deen. May The Almighty Allah give Shaykh more knowledge and accept all the sudents and Shaykhs efforts also all the staff at eternal light. May The Almighty Allah give Shaykh and us too a long and prosperous life. Ameen

  11. anwar saleh says:

    im am so very impressed with the articulate,and compassion,off my brother sheilk ahmed ali speeches, i would love if he could come to canada,edmonton {alta) for a lecture,may allah continue and bless him and his family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. abdullah says:

    truly awesome and heart rendering bayaans
    alla excel him even more
    ameen!

  13. abubakar says:

    he is a very good scholar

  14. mohammad aqib khan says:

    i have heard his biyaans and they are very good mashallah i am a year7 student in eternal light

  15. gebriel kamara says:

    i would like to invite him to ATLANTA GEROGIA USA for a lecture i will buy his ticket and accommodation please reply.. i love his lectures so much!!

  16. Muhammed Umar Qadri Al Madani says:

    Subhan’Allah, The Shaykhs Talks Are Amazing

  17. Ahmed says:

    Gebriel,
    Please contact the Shaykh through http://www.almahad.co.uk/ and convey my salams to him also.

    Wasalam

  18. asif younas says:

    moulana ahmed ali is thee best SHAIKHHHH

  19. hassan ali says:

    i luv moulana ahmed ali

  20. khurram says:

    is shaykh ahmed ali a sunni or wahbi ?

  21. malik says:

    Please try to get his lecture titled “the clown of qadian” about the imposter prophet Mirza Gulam Ahmad Qadiani.This lecture is great for those who want to understand who and what Mirza Qadiani really was.

  22. shafi says:

    Alhamdulilah i have been blessed by Allah to be able to listen to sheikh Ahmed Ali live, it was a wonderful talk. May Allah give sheikh long lasting life, Ameen.

  23. Shafi says:

    Alhamdulilah I have listened to many of sheikhs talks and mashallah they are very good may allah bless sheikh Ahmed Ali. Please can you notify me of any of his talks in England jazakallah

  24. Zakah says:

    Assalamualaikum to all. Reply for Shafi and any other brothers and sisters who may find the information helpful.There is an event on the 03/03/2012 which is this coming Saturday. The event is on “THE LIFE OF UMAR IBN ABDUL AZIZ (RA)”.

    Shaykh Ahmad Ali – Shaykh Haitham Al Haddad

    It is taking place after Maghrib salah 6pm

    London Muslim Centre
    46 Whitechapel Road
    london
    E1 1JX

    Brothers and Sister are welcome, free entry and also food will be served.

    Please forward the message if possible

  25. haroon says:

    i am very lucky to have shaykh as my teacher may Allah reward him and give him the best in both worlds ameen.

  26. IBN AHMED says:

    I also go to eternal light and i am very happy to say that i am in aalim class and shaykh ahmad ali is my teacher. Shaykh is a very knowledgeable man, so i thank The Almighty Allah for giving me Shaykh as my teacher and for giving me this opportunity to study about the deen. May The Almighty Allah give Shaykh more knowledge and accept all the sudents and Shaykhs efforts also all the staff at eternal light. May The Almighty Allah give Shaykh and us too a long and prosperous life. Ameen

  27. IBN AHMED says:

    Shaykhs first wife has passed away yesterday Thursday, after maghrib salaah in a road accident
    heres an article

    A 34-year-old woman died after being hit by a car as she crossed Mayo Road near Morrison’s Supermarket last night.

    The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was crossing the road with her friend, near Manchester Road, when she was involved in a collision with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution at 8.30pm.

    Three men from the car, aged 34, 30 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in police custody this morning.

    It is not known whether the victim died at the scene and police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on (01924) 293047 .

  28. Sheikh IBN AHMED says:

    A 34-year-old woman died after being hit by a car as she crossed Mayo Road near Morrison’s Supermarket last night.

    The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was crossing the road with her friend, near Manchester Road, when she was involved in a collision with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution at 8.30pm.

    Three men from the car, aged 34, 30 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in police custody this morning.

    It is not known whether the victim died at the scene and police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on (01924) 293047 .

  29. Ahmed says:

    Jazakallah, may Allah grant sabr to the family and jannah to the deceased, Ameen.

  30. Umar says:

    Slam every1.. I just finished watching all Shaykhs Lectures, very inspiring :)
    And to all those youth out there i recently subscribed to an Islamic magazine written by teens for all the yongstas out dere tot ake benefit inshallah

    dont 4get to subscribe its only a fiva

    http://www.olivesecondary.org.uk/images/banners/zaytuni%20form.jpg

  31. Hamza nHussain says:

    His bayans are beautiful, I am very fortunate to meet the sheikh.

  32. bilal farooq says:

    I go to eternal light and i am very happy to say I am a student of mulana Ahmed Ali. I hope Allah helps him in every hardship. And he increases his knowledge so he can convey the message of Allah even more. Indeed he has done a lot of work for the sake of Allah.

  33. Anonymous says:

    I heard your story about the surah mulk in the grave

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKPpqdZoKIA&feature=relmfu

    It was marvelous that i thought I should read it myself. When I opened the page of the quraan i found the whole surah taken out of the quraan, it was ripped but the pages where still in the quraan. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! i cried myself to sleep that night but still read the surah alhamd allah

  34. Nayil Alam says:

    I love you Sheikh for the sake of Allah. Please keep up the good work and post more high quality lectures.

    Just wanted to let you know, I have memorized Surah Mulk after watching “Journey of a bad soul” lecture. May Allah give you even more Toufiq Insh’ Allah.

    AsalamuAlaikum from The US.

  35. Anonymous says:

    SubhanAllah such a learned, knowledgeable and inspiring shaykh. Allah has blessed you with the gift of appealing to so many people who through the mercy of Allah have been granted the: hidayah and love for Our deen
    and for our lord. Allah accept all your efforts and preserve you ameen.

  36. Anonymous says:

    AA just to tell u ur speeches are amazing and are full of love. i listen to thyem everyday and because of you my hearts is getting closer and closer to islam keep up the hard but educational role. May Allah fufil all your dreams and may Allah give youy jannah. Ameen. Make dua for me and my family and i”ll do the same. Hope your Ramadaan is full of blessings.

  37. Syed Asad Ali says:

    Amazing person, Sheikh Ahmed Ali. Allah bless him in his Ilm, piety and Age.

    Syed Asad Ali (Mishkaat student at eternal light)

  38. warithun nabi says:

    sheikh is one of the greatest aalims in england at this moment in time.
    I would never praise him to his face but amongst his virtues are that he fasts majority of the days.
    Sheikh would travel abroad to Canada or somewhere for a bayan on a saturday and would still be back to teach on monday morning.
    In Ramadhan at the age of 43 sheikh would at the masjid sight till after magrib and would still find time to recite the entire quraan once everyday

  39. Anonymous says:

    Assalaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatulaahi Wa Barakatauh dear brothers and sisters.

    Does anyone know how i can contact Br Ahmed ali? i have tried the given sites but the contact number does not even work!!

    If anyone can please help me i would really appreciate it..

    JazakALLAHhu khairon

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