About the instructor
Shaikh Ahmad Kutty was educated in the traditional Islamic Sciences at Islamiyya College, Kerala, and at the Islamic University of Madina Munawwarah. He received his ijazahs (licences/designations) as an ‘a’lim and faqih from both India and Saudi Arabia. He earned his M.A from the University of Toronto and pursued doctoral studies at McGill University, Montreal.
Over the past 30 years, he has been Director of the Islamic Center of Toronto, Director of the Islamic Foundation, Toronto, Canada, and has served on the Fiqh Council of North America.
Currently, Ahmad Kutty is resident scholar and senior lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. His courses include Quran & Hadith Sciences, Islamic Theology & Jurisprudence and Islamic Ethics & Spirituality among others. His fatwas (Islamic rulings) have been translated into several languages and appear on various international sites including www.askthescholar.com www.onislam.net, islamicity.com, islamophile.org, infad.usim.edu.my, and islam.ca. He actively participates in interfaith seminars, symposia and serves as an expert/resource in cases involving Islamic Law and Theology.
Ahmad Kutty has been listed among The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World (ed. by Professor John Esposito & Professor Ibrahim Kalin of Georgetown University); it can be accessed at: http://www.rissc.jo/muslim500ve1L.pdf)
Historians, Muslim and non-Muslim alike have universally acclaimed the Prophet's Leadership. In a short span of twenty-three years, he was able to arouse a people from paganism, tribal warfare, and illiteracy to a higher level of consciousness. He mentored them to bring about a transformation unheard of before. The civilization thus created successfully integrated people of various races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. The course will seek to discern the specific traits of Leadership manifested by the Prophet; and how he succeeded in changing his foes into friends and how he motivated men and women of all ages to affect the changes?
We hope the course will enable us to see the Prophetic traits of Leadership and internalize them to make a difference in the world.
The course will run in three sessions.
Sundays 12 to 1 PM
Dates: September 20-October 4