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MAWLANA SHAYKH HISHAM (ق)

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About Him

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani (ق) was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and has spent the last two decades spreading the classical teachings of Islam and spirituality in the US, at the request of his teacher, Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil (ق). He is a prominent scholar of classical Islam who has founded numerous organizations which are recognized and sought after by world leaders, religious leaders, government officials, educators, and media. What began as his mission in the US has now evolved to include nearly every part of the globe, as he travels around the world spreading the teachings of peace, tolerance, respect and love that are the message of Sufism.

Education

§ Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the American University of Beirut,
Lebanon.
§ Medical studies in Louvain, Belgium.
§ Degree in Islamic Divine Law, Damascus, Syria.
§ License to teach, guide and counsel students in Islamic spirituality from the renowned Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil(ق), authority of the Hanafi school of Islamic law in the Middle East and world leader of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order.

RECENTS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

March 2010
Met with Ivory Coast president, His Excellency Laurent Gbagbo, during his first ever African tour.
Met with Kenyan Prime Minister, His Excellency Raila Amolo Odinga.

February 2010
Hosted HRH Prince Charles of Whales as guest of honor at a prestigious gathering which celebrated and highlighted Sufi contributions in the UK.

August 2009
Selected as one of top 500 Most Influential Muslims Leaders.

June 2009
Met with opposition leader of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, and other government officials.

May 2009
Celebration of Prophet Muhammad Birthday attended by the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono along with 250,000 members of the public at Masjid Istiqlal, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia.

April 2009
Celebrated Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday at the House of Commons. Attended by Rt. Hon. Hazel Anne Blears, UK Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith, UK Home Secretary.

November 2008
Met with His Excellency Rathnasiri Wickramanayake, the Prime minister of Sri Lanka to discuss on how and what help is needed by the Muslims pertaining to the current situation in Sri Lanka.

March 2008
Met with His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse, the President of Sri Lanka to present views on Terrorism and how can peace be brought to Sri Lanka.

December 2008
Guest of Honor for the first interfaith house of worship in Los Angeles, California

August 2007
Host of the 1st Preventing Extremism Road Show across the UK
Personal guest of Colonel Qaddafi of Libya to discuss curtailing the threat of Islamist radicalism

June 2006
Met with His Royal Highness Princes Charles of England to discuss the importance of Sufism in Islam and to promote universal spirituality amongst all people.

Current Positions Held

§ Chairman, Islamic Supreme Council of America
§ Member of Board, World Organization for Resource Development and
Education
§ Chairman, Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order of America
§ President, The Muslim Magazine
§ Chairman, As-Sunnah Foundation of America
§ Founder, Sufi Muslim Council UK

Publications

§ Illuminations

§ Symphony of Remembrance

§ The Ninefold Ascent

§ At the Feet of My Master

§ A Classical Interpretation of the Chapter of Sincerity

§ Keys to the Divine Kingdom

§ Banquet for the Soul

§ Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Way

§ The Approach to Armageddon? An Islamic Perspective

§ Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine and Beliefs

§ The Naqshbandi Sufi Way

§ Pearls and Coral

§ Encyclopedia of Muhammad's Women Companions

Articles

§ Understanding Sharia - Islamic Law from the classical Islamic perspective
§ Islam and Democracy
§ The Issue of Wife-beating in Islam
§ Jihad: A Misunderstood Concept from Islam


Sufism in New York