Dr. Mohammad Iqbal al-Nadvi
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi is a well known Muslim scholar in North America, amongst the few who have the authority to confer an Islamic legal ruling. Dr. Nadvi has studied the Islamic sciences extensively at some of the world’s leading institutions of Islamic learning. He completed his Masters and Ph.D. in Shariah, with a specialization in Fiqh from Umm al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Prior to pursuing his graduate studies at Umm al-Qura, Dr. Nadvi studied various Islamic sciences for over a decade at the prestigious seminary Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow, India and also earned a degree from the Islamic University of Madinah, Madinah, Saudi Arabia as well as receiving Ijaza (licenses) from many of the most renowned scholars of our time. To complement Dr. Nadvi’s comprehensive education in the Islamic sciences, he earned a degree in political science from Bhopal University, Bhopal, India.
Dr. Nadvi also has a rich experience in teaching. He was a professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he taught Shariah and Fiqh for over half a decade. While he was at King Saud he dealt with topics such as Usool ul-Fiqh, Islamic culture, Islamic political thought, Islamic movements and the Fiqh of organization.
In addition to his teaching, Dr. Nadvi has been very active within the Muslim community in Canada since his arrival. He is the former President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada and Director of Religious Affairs at the Muslim Association of Calgary and Al Falah Islamic Centre. He is currently on the advisory board of various organizations and serves as the Chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams. Dr. Nadvi formerly served as a member of the University of Calgary chaplaincy team. His role at the University of Calgary was to provide spiritual and moral guidance for Muslims on campus as well as to help facilitate cultural understanding.
Dr. Nadvi has memorized the entire Quran and speaks four languages. He currently lives with his family in Mississauga, Ontario.