Community Visit

Community Visit

We are blessed to have the presence of Sheikh Mohammad Alnadvi from Friday November 11 to Sunday November 13 here in St. John’s.

During his trip, arrangements have been made for Friday Khutba at the mosque along with few lectures. Details of the program (topics and time) shall be announced soon.

Please ensure your presence during the lectures and spread the word to anyone who has not received this message in order to get the most benefit out of his presence.

A brief bio of the Sheikh is provided below (click title):

Dr Mohammad Alnadvi has been elected as Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada.

Sheikh Alnadvi is also serving as Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams.

Dr Mohammad Alnadvi is a well-known Islamic scholar in Canada, one of few who have the authority to confer an Islamic legal ruling (fatwa). He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Shariah (law), with specialization in jurisprudence (Fiqh) and taught the Islamic Shariah and Jurisprudence subjects in King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, for six years and dealt with various topics such as principles of jurisprudence (Usool Al-Fiqh), Islamic Culture, Islamic Political Thought, Islamic movements and Fiqh of Organization. He has memorized the whole Qur’an.

Dr. Alnadvi obtained his Oriental Degree in Islamic studies from Darul Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow in 1967. He then completed higher secondary with merit in 1972 and in Arabic in 1969. Later he completed his BA from Bhopal University with majors in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, English, and political sciences before moving to Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, he obtained his license in Shariah from Islamic University, Medina, Saudi Arabia in 1978 and his MA in Islamic law from Ummal Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1983. He obtained his Ph.D. from the same university in 1991 after which he moved to the teaching position in Riyadh.

Dr. Alnadvi also served as Director of Al-Falah Islamic School in Oakville, Ontario from 2004 to 2011, prior to which he served as Imam of Muslim Association of Calgary Islamic Center from 1998-2004. Dr Alnadvi also served as a member of the University of Calgary chaplaincy team. His role at the U of C was to provide spiritual and moral guidance for Muslims on campus as well as help facilitate cultural understanding.