Shaykh Suleiman Yaqub-Suleiman
Shaykh Suleiman Yaqub-Suleiman holds a Masters in Shariah from the renowned Al-Azhar University with intermediate specializations in Comparative Jurisprudence, Usool ul-Fiqh, Tafseer, the Seven Qira'at, Hadith Sciences and Modern Fiqh Issues and Rulings. Shaykh Suleiman has also studied at Damascus University (Syria), the Institute of Islamic Studies and Training of Islamic Preachers (Egypt), Sana’a Institute (Yemen), and the Higher Institute for Qur'anic and Shariah Sciences (Egypt). Alongside his academic studies, Shaykh Suleiman has studied the traditional Islamic sciences at the hands of senior scholars and specialists from across the Muslim world, including Shaykh Muhammad Isma’eel Al-Amrani, Shaykh (Dr) Abdul Kareem Sayyid Ahmad Sulaiman, Shaykh (Dr) Abdul Azeem Ibn Badawi, Shaykh Fauzi Abdul Khaliq, Shaykh (Dr) Ali Gomaa, Shaykh Subhi, Shaykh (Dr) Sabree Abdur Ra-oof, Shaykh (Dr) Mustafa Rif'at, amongst others.
Shaykh Suleiman is also a professional accountant (CPA) currently pursuing his MBA. He is the project coordinator of the Islamic Credit Union of Canada and has more than twenty-five years of experience in accounting and finance. He has worked as an auditor for over fifteen years for the Government of Canada & Ontario and has worked for over a decade at different chartered accounting firms in a supervisory role. Shaykh Suleiman is also the first-ever treasurer of the Canadian Council of Imams and currently teaches Fiqh, Usool ul-Fiqh, Tafseer, Tajweed and the Arabic language across the Greater Toronto Area. Shaykh Suleiman is a core scholar at the Centre for Islamic Knowledge (CIK) in Mississauga, Canada, an Imam and Director of Education at two Toronto Masajid and a visiting speaker at other centres.