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Shaykh Abdul Wahab Saleem
Manager, Salik Kids
Abdul Wahab Saleem
Abdul Wahab Saleem is a Canadian Islamic scholar, speaker, and author. He has studied with, engaged, and exchanged thoughts with hundreds of Islamic scholars from around the globe. These rich experiences have led him to respect and celebrate the diversity of perspectives within Muslims.
He holds a Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Culture and a Bachelor of Education in Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh from the renowned King Saud University, Riyadh. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Insurance from the United Kingdom, and a Master of Arts in Tafsīr and ʿUlūm al-Qurʾan from Malaysia. Additionally, he has licenses (ĳāzāt) to teach all Islamic sciences from many leading scholars of our time. He also received an ĳāzah in the recitation of Imam ʿĀṣim (Ḥafṣ & Shuʿba).
Abdul Wahab Saleem is the founder of Salik Academy, an instructor at Mishkah University, and a lecturer at Restu International College. He has taught and lectured at venues in several countries around the world, just as he has made appearances and presented complete seasons on various TV stations and YouTube channels including Al-Hĳrah TV, Huda TV, Ramadan TV, Sharjah TV, The Daily Reminder, and more.
Yaqub Abdurrahman Mikus was born and raised in Michigan and embraced Islam by the mercy and grace of Allah at the age of 19. His desire to learn about Islam led him to study at the Dar al-‘Ulum al-‘Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah institute in Strand, South Africa. There, he completed the six-year ‘alimiyyah program under the guidance of Shaykh Mufti Taha Karaan (the Dar al-‘Ulum’s principal) and the other much-respected teachers.
Upon graduating, he stayed at the institute spending time studying research methodology and the writing of fatawa. As well, Shaykh Yaqub taught at the institute and his specialty was Shafi’i Fiqh and Ulum al-Hadith. Thereafter, he traveled to Damietta, Egypt where he spent four years being busy with studies, research, and teaching. He studied there with some of the local ulama. He has also studied the principles of Shafi’i Fiqh and Ifta’ with other senior Shafi’i scholars, such as Shaykh Salim al-Khatib and Shaykh Muhammad al-Kaf.
Shaykh Yaqub has taught extensively online. As well, he has lectured in the Washington DC based Fawakih Arabic program. He very much enjoys the discourses of classical Islamic scholarship and is an avid classical text researcher. Currently, he heads the research department at one of Chicago’s Dar al-Ulums where he resides with his wife and three children.
Majed was born in Saudi Arabia where he studied the basics of different Islamic sciences for 9 years which was part of the Saudi school curriculum and then he immigrated to Canada during high school.
Majed graduated with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor and took 50 courses including theology, Islamic jurisprudence and Quranic sciences with Al-Maghrib Institute and a few courses of tajweed & tafsir with Al-Bayyinah Institute. Majed also completed a Master degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University. During this period he completed his memorization of the Quran.
Majed has traveled around the world lecturing about different aspects of Islam and has completed a TV series with Huda TV & Peace TV. He is currently pursuing a bachelor degree in Islamic Jurisprudence & Legal Theory from Al-Madinah International University while working as a Mechanical Engineer.