I am Shaykh Faheem
Born January 10th 1983, Shaykh Faheem is an Islāmic theologian who hails from Durban, South Africa. At a young age, he developed a keen interest in religion and qualified as a Hāfizh by the age of 12.
As a scholar Shaykh Faheem spent six years in further studying Islam from the age of 16-21 under the tutelage of Hadhrath Allamah Syed Aleemuddin Asdaq Misbahi in Ladysmith. By the age of 21 he graduated as an Ālim (scholar), and Qārī. He spent the next 2yrs serving the community of Blackburn, United Kingdom as an Imām. Upon his return to South Africa, he spent the next year as in Islamic Studies educator at the South Coast Madressa School followed by a further call up to the UK as the Head of Programming for the television on Ummah Channel.
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Shaykh Faheem has been hosting the popular programme (Thursdays 1pm-2pm CAT) on the KZN Islāmic community radio station, Radio Al-Ansaar. The show titled, “The Wake Up Project – An Analysis of the Signs of the End-Times” has been hosted for several years now, in which the modern age is analyzed from the perspective of the signs foretold some 1400 years ago by the Prophet (saw)
Deen TV Presenter
A similar program runs on Deen Channel titled “End-Times Prophecies” in which Shaykh Faheem discusses the signs from his book, “The Beginning of the End- An Eschatological Endeavour to Unravel the Mysteries of the Modern Age”. Prior to this, he had also hosted another show on television titled from his first book, “The History & Compilation of the Qur’ān – An Exposition on the Authenticity and Inimitability of the Qur’ān”.
It was after his reading of the voluminous work “The Qur’ānic Foundations and Structure of Muslim Society” which inspired him to focus on writing more comprehensively and from 2014-2019 Shaykh Faheem has thus far written 5 books totaling over 1700 pages, with view to writing many more for the betterment of the Muslims locally and abroad.
Shaykh Faheem’s eschatological analysis as well as his insistence on authentic referencing for his works sets his publications apart from many others, as the focus is to always ensure that the information is based on verified evidence from the Qur’ān and Sunnah. The Shaykh has already identified numerous other publications works for the future and requests your duā (supplication) for the success of these future endeavours.
Shaykh Faheem’s passion for education is well-known as he held his first job in the field as an Islāmic studies tutor at South Coast Madrasah School for a few years. He also had a brief stint at the Orient Islāmic School and after co-founding the Islāmic lifestyle Solutions, as the head of the education department, he designed a course for adult Muslims (male and female) titled “Understanding the Qur’ān”.
Shaykh Faheem has been certified through Harvard University’s online program HarvardX in “Rhetoric – The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking”.
Shaykh Faheem has initiated a YouTube channel called ‘Defense Against Disaster’. The channel is a means to reach those audiences who frequent the internet and are confused by some of the allegations made against Islām by apologists and haters alike. The channel is focused on creating rebuttals to some of the most bizarre allegations with view to obliterating the many misconceptions which have become globally prevalent due to ignorance coupled with media propaganda. The Shaykh’s latest book of the same title as the channel ensures that some of the most despicable comments made against Islām and the Prophet k from atheists and apologists are corrected from the Islāmic account.
Islamic Lifestyle Solutions
Shaykh Faheem later returned to South Africa, and in 2010 and established the Islamic Lifestyle Solutions with co-founders, (Mufti Omar Dawood and Moulana Saleh Joosab Arbee). He currently heads the Publications, Education and Media departments at the I.L.S.
Few years after the establishment of the Islamic Lifestyle Solutions that his love for writing arose and the Shaykh commenced by writing articles dealing with contemporary issues faced by Muslims in the South Africa and the world over.