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here is a better description of Shaykh Naeem Abdul Wali
About Sheikh Naeem
Naeem is an American convert to Islam who has studied the Islamic
sciences in Istanbul for over eight years full-time at the feet of some
of the finest scholars including Shaykh Mahmud Effendi and Shaykh Ihsan
He has focused his efforts exclusively in the
traditional methodology studying the classical texts in aqeedah,
(Hanafi) fiqh, and other subjects to an advanced level.
in Tennessee, USA 1964 but subsequently grew up in Indiana, Gary
Edwards graduated from high school in 1982 and attended Purdue
During his first year of university he
embraced Islam and he later graduated from university in 1987 with a
Bachelor of Entomology.
In 1991 he left the USA to
attend Arabic language program at the University of Medina, Saudi
Arabia. During his stay in Medina he met a teacher, Mahmud Ustadh of
Istanbul and moved there to continue his Islamic studies.
Naeem spent 10 years in Turkey studying various traditional Islamic
disciplines in Arabic language, fiqh, usul-fiqh, aqeeda and Islamic
During his studies, he obtained numerous ijaazas, certifications to teach, in various Islamic disciplines.
Currently Sheikh Naeem Abdul Wali is the Head Instructor at the Al-Kawthar Institute, Arizona.
here is one more prominant muslim scholar,
Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller
Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim
Keller, American Muslim translator and specialist in Islamic Law. Born
in 1954 in the north-western United States, was educated in philosophy
and Arabic at the University of Chicago and UCLA. He entered Islam in
1977 at al-Azhar in Cairo, and later studied the traditional Islamic
Sciences of hadith, Shafi'i and Hanafi jurisprudence, legal methodology
(usul al-fiqh), and tenets of faith (`aqidah) in Syria and Jordan,
where he has lived since 1980. His English translation of `Umdat
al-Salik [The Reliance of the Traveller] (1250 pp., Sunna Books, 1991)
is the first Islamic legal work in a European language to receive the
certification of al-Azhar, the Muslim world's oldest institution of
higher learning. He also possesses ijazas or "certifiates of
authorisation" in Islamic jurisprudence from sheikhs in Syria and
Jordan. "He is quite unique in that he seems to be
His Other translations and works include: Al-Maqasid: Imam Nawawi's
Manual of Islam; The Sunni Path: A Handbook of Islamic Belief; and
Tariqa Notes (handbook for those on the Shadhilli path of tasawwuf). He
is currently translating Imam Nawawi's Kitab al-Adhkar [The Book of
Rememberance of Allah], a compendium of some 1227 hadiths on prayers
and dhikrs of the prophetic sunna.
one of the few converts to Islam to have achieved
Islamic scholarship in the fullest sense of the
word in traditional and orthodox Islam..."
Rasul Allah (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord" and whoever knows his Lord has been given His gnosis and nearness.