Muslim preachers are successors of the defenders of Islam and the Holy Prophet (SAW). The Islamic scholar or preacher must require deep understanding and great patience of the religion. They are well thought-out to be ones who don’t move away from the path of truth, liars and embracing wrongly informed interpretations.
Allah says in Holy Quran:
“Allah elevates those believers among you and scholars”
Further, Allah says:
“Allah, his angels and scholars are witnesses that there is no Allah but him.”
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:
“The preference of a scholar on an average person, is like comparing the moon to others starting on a full-moon night.”
In another Hadith, Hz Abu Da’ud al-Tarmidi started that the Hz Prophet (PBUH) said:
“Prophets did not inherit money, but knowledge, so he is lucky follows the same path”
Muslim preachers played a proper role in the information of modern world and the improvement of Islamic society. It is not a simple task, and only those people perform who would be able to stand firm with real faith and on the right path. We always try to respect that great person. Here is a list of some famous Islamic scholars or preachers.
1- Zakir Naik
Zakir Naik was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He attended Kishinchand Chellaram College for the medicine studies at Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital. Later he has joined the University of Mumbai and obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. He began working in the field of Dawah and organized the Islamic Research Foundation in 1991.
Zakir Naik said in 2006 that Ahmed Deedat stimulated him, an Islamic preacher having met him in 1987. Now, he is a famous Islamic scholar that dresses his lecture in English. He trained as a medical doctor and is notable for his vast knowledge.
He is unique and has a good ability to memorize the Quran and Hadith in different languages. Around the world, he has held many lectures and debates on comparative religion which has earned numerous awards. A lot of his lectures and discussions are recorded and widely distributed in DVD media, Video and online.
Some awards that he got are included in 2013 personality of the year, in 2015 International Prize for the overhaul to Islam and listed among 500 most powerful Muslims. He is the founder of the Comparative Religion Peace TV and Indian government banned it in 2012.
2- Nouman Ali Khan
He was born on May 4, 1978, in Berlin, Germany. He is young American nationality based Muslim speaker and founder, CEO and lead instructor at Bayyinah, the Institute for Qur’anic and Arabic studies. He was founded Bayyinah in 2006 when he has joined Nassau Community College as the professor.
He teaches or delivered the lectures about the Islam through his video speeches and online. He also often speaks at Islamic Circle of North America conferences about Islam, family, and other life topics.
His early education in Arabic was started in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Faisalabad (Pakistan), and severe Arabic training began in 1999 in the USA.
3- Yusuf Estes
He is an American scholar that was born in Ohio, the USA in 1944. He got the Ph.D. degree in Technology. He belongs to an active American Christian family but by the will of Allah, in 1991 he accepted Islam. He deserves to have been a Muslim Chaplain for the US Bureau of Prisons through 1990.
He started his journey by dressing lectures about his conversion and gradually. He is crowds’ favorite personality as he spoke on different Islamic topics. He got the Islamic knowledge from around the world from various Islamic institutions and scholars. He is the founder of Islamic TV channels and many websites.
4- Ismail Ibn Musa Menk
He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and the student of the knowledge trying to disseminate the Deen in the present age. He got the degree in Shariah Law from the University of Medina Munawwarah, for specialization he went to Jurisprudence in Gujrat, India.
He is the broad-minded scholar and motivated speaker who have endeared himself to both non-Muslims and Muslims, in Arabic and Urdu. He works as head of the Fatwa Department of The Council of Islamic Scholars of Zimbabwe known as Majlisul Ulama Zimbabwe.
His father is also a renowned scholar. He spent his most time happily with the experienced social worker and counselor. In 2015, he got the Ph.D. degree and Global Leadership Award in Social Guidance.
5- Abdur Raheem Green
He was formerly a Catholic Christian of British origin. He was born in 1962, and his name was Anthony Vatswaf Galvin Green, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He read History at the University of London, and he practiced Buddhism for nearly three years. By the will of Allah, he renewed to Islam in 1988 and now he is an Islamic scholar.
He is the presenter of Peace TV and also engaged in education and media work on Peace TV. He is the chairperson of iERA, the Islamic Education & Research Academy. He focused on Dawah and spent his most time of the year at speaker corners in Hyde Park where he became famous as an inspirational orator.
6- Abu Muhammad Khalid Yasin
He was known as Abu Muhammad and Abu Muhammad Khalid Yasin and born in 1964. He was an American based personality that was converted Islam from the Christianity, who lives in Manchester, England. He travels around the world for the spread of his faith and Islam.
He spent 30 years of his age studying the Fiqh, Ahkam, Aqeedah, Arabic and Islamic history at the different institutions and preachers around the world. He delivered his lectures more than 50 countries and Universities around the world and converted many in Islam.
7- Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
He is a teacher, author, and scholars who consider himself a traditional advocate of Islam. He was born in Canada, Jamaica and got the B.A and M.A Aqidah. He is renowned for his Islamic Online University where he reaches out to Muslims in different countries of the world. Unlucky he was banned from the many parts of the world due to his style vision as a threat to National Security.
8- Abdullah el-Faisal
He was born in Christian family with name Trevor Williams Forrest, and now he called Shaik Faisal. He was turned to Islam at the age of 16. He studied Islam and Arabic in Saudi Arabia and after completion of study he goes to England and where he started giving lectures in Masjids. He travels around the world and dresses his lectures.