Meet the Imam
Sheikh Zahaib Sayeed
Sheikh Zahaib was raised in Edmonton, AB. After moving to Whitby ON at the age of 16, he began his journey in Islamic Sciences under the supervision of Maulana Nooruddin as a part-time student. After he completed high school, he enrolled as a full-time student at Darul Uloom Canada where he spent the next 6 years learning Hanafi Fiqh, Tafseer, the 6 books of Hadith, Aqida, and Islamic History. During his student days, he would also conduct Jumah Salah at various masjids in Edmonton, Toronto, and New Jersey. He would also assist Mufti Imran with Ramadan programs at Masjid Quba in Edmonton. Upon graduation from Darul Uloom Canada as an Alim in 2019, Sheikh Zahaib became the Imam of Masjid Ayesha in Southwest Edmonton. His roles include leading daily salah, delivering Jumah lectures and weekly programs, teaching Maktab classes to children, and providing religious counseling.
His passions include conducting programs and seminars for adult and the youth. He founded the Young Muslims of Edmonton organization in order to provide uniquely designed programs for the youth.
He can be contacted at email@example.com
Other IMA Scholars
Molana Zafar Abid
Principal – Darul Quran Academy
Since then he has spent many years in India and Canada as a Hifz teacher, Quran teacher, and an Imam. A few of these roles include a Teacher and Imam at Jamia Islamia Tajweedul Quran in India, and a Quran teacher at the Islamic Academy of Canada in Surrey BC. In 2012, Molana Zafar founded Darul Quran Academy in Surrey, BC. He has since been the President and a teacher at Darul Quran Academy. Over 100 Huffaz have graduated from this seminary and many of which have went on to seek higher Islamic knowledge or establish their own Islamic institutions in Canada and USA.
His passions include dealing with the youth in our communities to help them become responsible and valuable members of society. Molana Zafar has also been an integral part of Falcon Travel’ religious Team by providing guidance catering predominantly in the Urdu and Hindi language to the Hujaj for over 10 years.
Hafiz Zubair Abid
Sheikh Qasim Ayub
Imam- West Shore Islamic Centre
Upon graduating from his studies, Sheikh Qasim has spent his time as a teacher and Imam in and around the Toronto communities. He is currently the Imam at the West Shore Islamic Centre in Victoria BC. His roles include leading daily salah, delivering the Jumah khutba and weekly programs, teaching Maktab classes to children, and offering Islamic counselling.
Muftī Imran Farooq
Imam- Masjid Quba
Mufti Imran began his studies at Darul Uloom Rahmania, a school renowned throughout southern India with a focus on Qur’anic recitation and memorization, where he was blessed to memorize the Qur’an.
Thereafter, he transferred to Darul Uloom Hyderabad India , where he dedicated six years to studying the Islamic sciences. He completed this initial phase at the internationally acclaimed seminary, Darul Uloom Deoband, where, over the next two years, he engaged in an in-depth study of the major compilations of hadith under the greatest luminaries of the past century. Following his graduation, at the same institution, he devoted an additional three years to specializing in Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr), Arabic literature (adab), and issuing legal verdicts (iftāʾ). Muftī Imran then dedicated a year travelling throughout India, gaining practical exposure serving communities in need and calling to Allah. After six years as an imam and education director in India , in 2006, he came to Masjid Quba in Edmonton, where he currently serves as an imam, counsellor, and teacher of Full time Quran memorization and the Islamic sciences.
Sheikh Abdi Hersy
Imam – Abubakr Islamic Centre
Sheikh Abdi finished his advanced Islamic studies in 1993. He went further on to memorize the Quran with the various forms of Qira’aat.
In 2001, he moved to the USA and started pursuing a degree in Respiratory Therapy and graduated with a Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota. In 2013, he graduated with an MBA in IT Management from WGU. He is currently finishing his PHD in Graduate Theological Foundation with Shariah and Fiqh.
Sheikh Abdi has played various roles in many masjids across the USA and Canada. He was the Imam at Darul Hijrah Islamic Centre in Toronto, and the Imam at MCC in Calgary. His current role is serving as an Imam at Abubakr Islamic Centre in Calgary. He conducts various programs in the English, Arabic, and Somali languages.