Sh. Yasir Qadhi

Hails From:
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Expertise Theology (Aqeedah)

Famous Quote: 
“Be careful of laughing at others for perhaps Allah might forgive their ignorance and not forgive your arrogance.”

Most Likely to Say: 
“In and of itself” and “Forgive me for this tangent but…….”

Classroom Pet Peeve: 
He might just coin an abstractly long seemingly academic word about you if he finds you sleeping in class.

Known For: 
Friend and foe alike acknowledge that his greatest weakness is his passion for ice cream, which he seems to devour with an almost sinister delight.

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, the man behind the curriculum and other academically intensive programs like IlmSummit. Shaykh Yasir is known among his students for his excellent Tajweed in both Arabic and the English language (i.e. his perfect enunciation of every letter).

Shaykh Yasir graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences, and completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah. He is in the final stages of completing his PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University.

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is a resident Scholar of Memphis Islamic Center. He is also a lecturer at Rhodes College, in the Department of Religious Studies.