Sheikh Umair Ahmad
Sheikh Umair Ahmad was raised in Seattle, WA. As a student, he served as MSA President at Shoreline Community College, North Seattle college and MSA Northwest, while becoming a key contributor to Islamic Quiz of Seattle. He majored in Business Administration from Central Washington University. By the grace of Allah, he later embarked on his journey to South Africa to study the sacred, higher Islamic Sciences, including Arabic Morphology, Arabic Grammar, Science of Recitation (Tajwid), Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Principles of Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh), Qur'anic Exegesis (Tafsir), Principles of Qur'anic Exegesis (Usul al-Tafsir), Prophetic traditions (Hadith), and Principles of Prophetic Traditions (Usul al-Hadith).
Sheikh Umair has received an ijazah al-tadris (licensure to teach) as well as an unbroken chain of transmission by which to narrate the Prophetic Traditions (Ahadith) of such books as the Muwatta of Imam Malik and Imam Muhammad, six of the authenticated books of Prophetic Traditions (the Sihah al-Sittah: Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, NASA'i, and Ibn Majah), and the SharhMa;ani al-Athar of Imam al-Tahawi. He began serving the greater-Seattle community 2015 through Mihraab Foundation as a Resident scholar and Youth director. In 2017 he began teaching at Cordoba Academy, alongside serving as Resident Scholar and now Executive Director of Mihraab Foundation.