Next Event: Fiqh of Janaza with Shaykh Niaz Hanan – Jan 16th/17th – Free Registration


Higher Islamic Studies. Trusted Scholarship.

Imam Ghazali Institute (IGI) was founded in 2007 and is registered as a not-for-profit founded and operated by like minded individuals committed to reviving traditional Islamic learning and methods of educating.

We serve for the purpose of promoting and preserving true Islamic thought as revealed in the Holy Quran and Sunnah.

OUR GRAND PATRON: Born in Damascus, Shaykh Muhammad descends from a family whose lineage goes back to the Prophet, salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, through his grandson Sayyiduna al-Hasan, radiya Allahu ‘anhu. His ancestors also include some of the greatest scholars of Syria. His father, Shaykh Ibrahim al-Ya’qoubi (d. 1985/1406 H.), was one of the greatest scholars Syria saw in the past 50 years. As a little boy, Shaykh Muhammad crawled in the Grand Umayyad Mosque and the Darwishiyya Mosque, where his father was an instructor for 40 years, and sat in the laps of some of the greatest scholars. Under his father’s tutelage, Shaykh Muhammad followed a solid traditional curriculum since the age of four, studying the major classical works on the various disciplines of the Shari’ah as well as the instrumental disciplines. He received ijazas in Hadith from several of the most prominent scholars in Syria.
OUR FOUNDER: Born in Guyana, South America, Shaykh Zameer Sattaur is the former Imam of Masjid Al-Abdin of Queens, New York and is the founder of the Imam Ghazali Institute in New York, U.S.. Shaykh Sattaur studied at Madinah Islamic University and King Saud University in Riyadh graduating in the faculty of Hadith. During his studies in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia he actively assisted the visiting Hujjaj coming from western countries while studying part time with various scholars of Makkah and Madinah including the Honorable Sayyid Muhammad Alawi Al Maliki.
  • For anyone that has sat at the feet of Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, one of the teachers at the Dawrah program, may Allah preserve him, they will know exaclty what I mean when I say that I am at a loss of words to describe the experience.

    Ahmed Khan - Past Student

Guest Teachers of Past

Inheritors of Sacred Knowledge.

Shaykh Muhammad Al Yaqoubi

Shaykh Muhammad Al Yaqoubi

Past: Dawrah, Aqidah Al Tahawiyah
Shaykh Zameer Sattaur

Shaykh Zameer Sattaur

Founder & Head
Shaykh Faisal Hamid Abdur Razak

Shaykh Faisal Hamid Abdur Razak

Past: Dawrah, Shamail Al Tirmidhi
Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Past: Seerah of the Prophet (saw)
Shaykh Ahmed Saad

Shaykh Ahmed Saad

Past: 40 Hadith of Imam Nawawi
Shaykh Niaz Hannan

Shaykh Niaz Hannan

Upcoming: Fiqh of Janaza


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