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He holds a degree (Ijaza)in Shari’a and Usul ad-Din by the European Faculty of Islamic Sciences (France). He has studied Islamic Sciences in the traditional way with various ‘ulama like Shaykh Muhammad al-Kassbi (Morocco), Sidi ‘Abd al-Salam Afkir (Morocco), Shaykh Muhammad al-Naifar (Tunisia), Sheykh Muhammad al-Lakhwa (Tunisia), Sidi Muhammad al-Wazzani (Morocco), holding ijazat from some of them.
He has translated into Spanish and commented the Risala of Ibn Abi Zaid al-Qairawani, the Hikam of Ibn ‘Ataillah, the Ajurrumiya of Ibn Ajurrum, the Dala’il al-Khairat of Al-Jazuli, the Burda of Al-Busayri. He is also the author of The Practical Guidebook (a commentary on the Al-Murshid al-Mu’in of Ibn ‘Ashir), ‘Aqida–Two treatises on Muslim Creed, A commentary on Surat al-Fatiha, An Introduction to the Science of Tasawwuf, A Treatise on Islamic Governance and a number of other works.
Under the guidance of Shaykh Abdulqadir as-Sufi, he has lived and taught in South Africa, Spain, the USA and the United Kingdom. He has been Imam Khatib in Newark NJ (USA), Madrid (Spain), the Jami’a Mosque of Cape Town (South Africa) and lecturer in Islamic Studies there at the Dallas College. He has been Imam Khatib at the Ihsan Mosque in Norwich where he taught Tafsir, Ash’ari Aqida and Maliki fiqh.
He currently holds the position of Main Teacher and Adviser of The Meem Institute, an institution established in Leicester in 2011 in order to transmit the three aspects of the Deen, Islam, Iman and Ihsan.
The Madina Institute is honored to have Shaykh Laraki as an instructor in Usul al-Fiqh, Maliki Fiqh & Sirah.
Since 1997 he has been studying and teaching the Islamic sciences in Muslim countries as well as Europe and North America. He has been blessed to study with such luminaries as Shaykh Ahmad Taha Rayyan, Shaykh Ali Gomaa, Shaykh Saeed al-Bouti, Shaykh Kurayyim Rajih, Shaykh Bakri al-Tarabishi, among others. From 2005 to 2011 he worked with the Tabah Foundation in Abu Dhabi as the Cultural and Education Projects Manager, where he developed educational initiatives to address the needs of new Muslims, as well as initiatives to foster cross-cultural and interfaith understanding.
He has lectured on various topics of interest, including Muslims as minorities, interfaith understanding, and the importance of purification and spirituality in addressing the human condition. He has taught and lectured in the US, Canada, Trinidad, Guyana, the UK, France, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, India, Bahrain, Jordan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, and the UAE. The Madina Institute is proud to have Shaykh Walead Mosaad as an instructor in Ash’ari ‘Aqidah.
Shaykh Zaid Ibnu Riad Fataar Al-Azhari grew up and started his studies in Egypt Cairo at the age of 6. Going through the Egyptian Al-Azhar school and college where he achieved a Diploma in Islamic sciences and completed his memorization of the Holy Quran. He then furthered his studies at the Al-Azhar University in the field of Theology specializing in the sciences of Aqidah (Belief) and Philosophy receiving a B.A in Islamic Theology. Also privately studied under various scholars in Egypt receiving Ijazaat (Authority) in Hadith and Aqidah. Shaykh Zaid is appointed officially by the minister of home affairs as a marriage officer and commissioner of Oaths. He Travels in and out South Africa delivering lectures, inspirational talks and classes concentrating especially on the youth. He is a regular guest speaker on radio stations such as the voice of the cape, radio Al-Ansaar. He also has his own show on Star sat satellite which features on DeenTv called Prophetic Breezes concentrating on Fiqh As-Seerah, and he features on other satellite network stations such as ITV. Also a member of the Muslim Judicial Council, and assistant Dean and H.O.D of Aqidah at the Madina Institute. Because Shaykh is young by age,his approach with students and people are very enthusiastic, vibrant, warm and respectful never to leave someone without a smile.
Courses taught: Aqidah, Logic, Tafseer, Ulum Al-Quran and Usul Al-Fiqh.