Muhammad bin Yahya al-NinowyFounder, Madina Institute • Worldwide
Founder and Director of Madina Institute, Inc. Shaykh Al-Ninowy was born in Aleppo, Syria. He is a Sayyid, a descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad ﷺ, through his grandson Husayn ibn ‘Ali by way of Musa al-Kadhim. Besides graduating from the Faculty of Usul-ud-Din at Al- Azhar University, Shaykh Dr. Muhammad delved further into the fields of Hadith and Ihsan under the tutelage of many of the foremost scholars worldwide, who resided in Syria, Hijaz, Morocco, Egypt, and others.In addition to his education in Islamic Studies, Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy also holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Illinois and a Doctor of Medicine degree.
Imam Didmar FajaImam, United Islamic Center of Arizona • Glendale, AZ
Shaykh Didmar Faja is currently the imām of the United Islamic Center of Arizona (UICA) in Glendale, Arizona. He is the founder and director of the Greenway Academy, an Islamic school co-located with UICA, and founder and director of two Islamic centers in Mexico, La Comunidad Musalmana de Sonora (in the State of Sonora) and La Comunidad Musulmana de Durango (in the State of Durango). He is a religious and spiritual advisor for Naqshbandiyya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE) where he delivers a monthly address on topics relating to Islamic spirituality and an instructor at Madina Institute USA in Atlanta, GA where he teaches Al-Arba’īn of Imam Al-Nawawi and usūl al-fiqh (principles of Islamic jurisprudence) according to the Hanafī school of thought.
Sidi Ibrahim NassMunshid
Sidi Ibrahim Nass is of Syrian descent, and holds an Ijaza (traditional license) in Quran the prominent Quranic reciter, Sheikh Hasan al Kurdi, may Allah have mercy on his soul, and also from his father Sheikh Samir Nass. He studied Inshad and Maqamat (the various styles of religious poetry & songs) under foremost singers in Syria. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida where he teaches Quran and helps oversee a Quran memorization program.
Sidi Mouaz NassMunshid
Sidi Mouaz Nass is of Syrian descent and was born in Flint, Michigan. He studied Inshad and Maqamat (the various styles of religious poetry & songs) under foremost singers in Syria. An expert singer and drummer, he has been involved in many renowned musical performances in the USA, UK, Syria, and Jordan. He currently resides in Houston, Texas and travels frequently for various performances around the country.