Imam Muhammed Asim Hussain
Imam Muhammed Asim Hussain was born on the 14th of February 1990 in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire. The Imam began his primary education of Arabic Language at an early age of fifteen under the guidance of his spiritual teacher Mufti Qazi Hasan Raza for a year, before going to Jamia Al-Karam (Retford, UK) at the age of sixteen in the year 2006. There the Imam, under the guidance of his teachers in particular Shaykh Muhammed Imdad Hussain Pirzada, began studying the traditional Dars-e-Nizami course over the period of three years. In July 2009 the Imam graduated and the opportunity of serving as an Imam arose through the guidance of his Shuyukh.
Two weeks after his graduation he was appointed the head Imam of Al Madina Masjid in Barking, East London. A Masjid that holds up to 2,500 people on Jummah and Eid Prayers. He is currently the youngest serving Imam in a Masjid of this size in the United Kingdom. The Imam delivers the Friday and Eid sermons in English to accommodate for the youth, he delivers regular lectures throughout the week on various issues such as Fiqh, Tafsir, Hadith and Arabic Grammar.
On March 17th 2012 aged 22 years old, Imam Muhammed Asim was honoured with receiving khilafah in the Chishti and Qadri Sufi orders from his honourable teacher and guide Shaykh Muhammed Imdad Hussain Pirzada.
Imam Muhammed Asim is quickly growing to become a popular Imam and speaker amongst Muslim youth in the UK and around the World. Renowned for speeches on contemporary issues and a "down to earth" and "on the level" approach that relate to all age groups.
Imam Muhammed Asim tirelessly travels throughout the UK and the world to inspire the youth to the way of Islam through his lectures. He has delivered talks throughout the UK and around the world in cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford, Sheffield, Nottingham, Slough. Watford, Blackburn, Bolton, Halifax, Rochdale, Oldham, Derby, Luton, Bedford, Reading, High Wycombe, Oslo (Norway), in South Africa and many more.
After serving 3 years as the khatib and Head Imam of Al-Madina Masjid in Barking, currently Imam Asim lectures in Manchester Central Mosque and performs his duties as the khatib for Jummah and also in various mosques in the UK.
Imam Muhammad Asim is the founder and currently the Imam at the al-Hikam Institute in Bradford, United Kingdom.