Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Sheikh Atabek Shukurov on the Age of Aisha (ra)

Part 1

Part 2

Who is Sheikh Atabek Shukrov Nasafi?

Born in Uzbekistan while it was still part of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, or as we called it here, the ‘USSR’ Sheikh Atabek Nasafi began his religious studies at the age of ten, in secret, which was the only way the heritage of a land which produced such luminaries such as Abu Laith As-Samarqandi, At-Tirmidhi, Imam Al-Bukhari and Imam Abu Mansur Al-Maturdi, to name a few could be preserved during the Communist era.

He completed his studies aged 21 in various subjects including Arabic Language, Hadith, Fiqh, Tafsir and Tajweed at Madrasa Abul Qasim and Jamia Islamia in Uzbekistan. Thus, he was already considered a scholar when he arrived in the Middle East for higher studies.
Along the way he studied under an unusually eclectic series of teachers, including Uthaymeen, Anwar Badakhshani
By 1998 he was residing in the historic city of Damascus where he continued his studies with some of the finest scholars of our time. Enrolling on the four year Al-Ijaza Al-Alimiyya programme at the Takhassus Institute affiliated to Al-Azhar University Egypt, his studies included: Sharh Ibn Aqeel with Sh. Atiyya, Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar with Sh. Adeeb Al-Kallas, Lubab fi Sharh Al-Kitab (also known as Quduri) with Sh. Abdullah Rabiah, Aqida with Sh. Saeed Ramadan al-Buti, Risala Qushariyyah with Sh. Abdul Fatah Bizm, Hadith with Sh. Sadiq Darwish, Da’wa with Sh. Tawfiq al-Buti as well as intensive private lessons with Shaykh Muhmd Adnan Darwish and covered Fath Bab Al-Inaya and Muwatta of Imam Malik. He also studied Shudhoor al-Dhab, Sharh Qatr Al-Nidah, Thufat Al-Mureed and Mukhtasar Al-Bukhari with Shaykh Rushdi Al-Qalam.
He graduated in 2003, spending the final year at Al-Azhar University, gaining certification from the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. He went on to teach in prestigious universities across the Middle East before gracing these shores.
He is the founder of the Afiya Institute and Academy which seeks to promulgate authentic traditional Islamic teaching in Europe and is also affiliated with the Deen Institute which is an English apologetics and Dawah organisation.
Shaykh Atabek supervised one of his student’s translations of The Initiation of Abu Laith As-Samarqandi and its commentary.
Intriguingly, Sheikh Atabek is also a herbalist with a chain of teachers stretching back to none other than the iconic Ibn Sina.
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Radical Moderate said...

He's back, and you have been a busy busy boy the last month or so. I should of known the snowman was back with all the snow in March and April.

So where you been man? We have a pool going.

I got $5 on you being arrested during the Muslim riots.

Other categories included jihad training, death by suicide belt, death by US drone, death by accident, car accident or illness.

I guess those who bet on death by any means are out.

Please tell me you were arrested after the riots in London and I will split the pot with you :)

Anonymous said...

Can you summarize Sheikh Atabek Shukurov conclusion? I don't have time to watch those whoppingly long lectures.

Yahya Snow said...

Hi anon, I'd like to be able to but I fear I too don't have enough time and capacity. We shall see...insha Allah

Hi Radical Moderate

I've just been busy. I don't know how long I will be back for.


Anonymous said...

In other words, Yahya is on a furlough. :)