Guidance Hub is honoured to announce our first annual Ramadan spiritual retreat with his eminence Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi.
Shaykh Muhammad, a direct descendent of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, is widely recognised as one of the most influential Muslim leaders in the world today; with his speeches, classes, and publications having impacted millions of people around the world.
A prolific writer and a poet, his most recent books - the ‘Shama’il of al-Habib al-Mustafa’ and ‘Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhari’ - are indispensable for every Muslim. He has penned 60 poems, of over 5000 lines, in praise of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ - including the doubling (tashtir) of the famous Burdah and Hamziyya poems - which earned him the title of ‘the Busiri of this time’.
In recognition of his work for building peace and harmony, and better understanding between all religious groups, Shaykh Muhammad received the International Award of Ambassador of Liberty and Peace in 2016.
For several years running, the Royal Aal al-Bayt has included him as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world, with the 2022 edition placing him 37th.
His bestselling book, ‘Refuting ISIS’, has been published in 6 languages, including Arabic and English, and is widely heralded by critics. The book has played a significant role against Daesh and has been accredited with saving the lives of many youths, whilst helping non-Muslims Islam understand Islam’s position on this hot topic.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Shaykh Muhammad Yaseen developed an interest in acquiring the traditional Islamic Sciences from an early age. His enthusiasm led him to travel to the blessed lands of Sham (Syria), where he meet many great scholars and men of Allāh. He spent a year there studying Arabic at the University of Damascus as well as attending lessons of some of the great luminaries of our era in Damascus. Shaykh Yaseen was blessed to attend many gatherings and classes with His Eminence Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi.
Upon his return to the UK, Shaykh Yaseen continued his studies with Shaykh Rasul Bakhsh Saeedi and Mufti Yar Muhammad. He studied a number of classical texts across a variety of disciplines including Hadith Studies, Quranic Exegesis, Arabic linguistics, Jurisprudence, Theology, Legal Theory, Logic, and Hadith Principles.
Alongside his theological studies, Shaykh Yaseen completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Science.
Since 2005, Shaykh Yaseen has taught across the UK and lectured on a variety of issues facing the muslim ummah.
Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal descends from a noble family of scholars. Most notably, his mother’s uncle was the honourable Shaykh Mufti Abdul Hakim, the Grand Mufti of Kashmir.
Under traditional tutelage, Shaykh Mufti Wajid has completed all aspects of the highly revered ‘Dars-i-Nizami’ curriculum; remarkably, he has never missed a class of sacred knowledge over a 11 year period, which culminated in being authorised in iftah at the age of 27.
As well as being the founder and head principal at Essential Islam, Shaykh Mufti Wajid is an Imam at the Jamiyat Tabligh-ul-Islam Victor Street Masjid, Bradford as well as a Friday prayer preacher at the Bradford Central Mosque. He has been teaching all aspects and levels of the Islamic sciences in Bradford and further afield for well over a decade, whilst also being a stand bearer for spirituality in the local and wider community.
The Maddison, City Road, Bradford, BD8 8JY,
Nearest train station: Bradford Interchange
Nearest airports: Leeds Bradford Airport and Manchester Airport
Free on-site parking available.
Please note: there are no facilities at the venue for overnight accommodation. Attendees are required to make their own arrangements for overnight accommodation.
Children under 11 years: £50
Children under 5 (accompanying mothers): £15
Retreat fee includes: Entry, Iftar meals, Suhur meals and refreshments.
Please note: The retreat fee does not include any overnight accommodation. Attendees will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.
There are no refunds available for this event.
0161 870 6001