Ustad Shazad Shafi
Founder – Director – Teacher
Born and raised in San Jose, CA. As a child, he traveled to Pakistan and lived there for 5 years, where he memorized the Qur’an with tajwīd wa al-qirā’ah and completed in 2012. He then went to South Africa to further pursue the Islamic tradition in 2013 and studied in various subjects such as Arabic, Quran and Fiqh under the tutelage of the great Islamic scholars of South Africa. He then came to the city of Houston, TX in 2014 and began studying Islamic Sciences at the Al-Noor Institute of Islamic Sciences. While studying at the institute, he also continued both his secular and Qur’anic studies and also accepted the position of primary Imam at many local mosques and began teaching the principles that he learned from his teachers. Ustad Shazad Shafi is involved in delivering the Friday Prayer Khutba and speeches in various places such as mosques, Islamic centers, universities, high schools, and even on the radio. He is also currently involved in classes for Tafseer Ul Quran and Islamic Jurisprudence.