Karachi: The Legacy of Wisdom – Islamic Scholarly Tradition

 The Legacy of Wisdom: Islamic Scholarly Tradition 

A  Free workshop in English


Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed

 Date: Sunday, January 5th, 2014            Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST

Venue: 32, Banglore Town, Sayyid Ghaffar Shaheed Road, Muhammad Ali Society.

Contact: 0335-2269695

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Who should we take our knowledge of Islam from?  Do we need to rely on formally trained and qualified scholars or can anyone who is simply sincere become an authority on Islam? Why are there differences of opinion between scholars?  How are we supposed to know who is right and whom we should follow?  Is there always only one scholar who is right according to the “Qur’an and Sunnah” and should all other scholars be labelled as innovators and astray?  Aren’t all of the true Islamic scholars genuinely following the Qur’an and Sunnah?  Then why do differences remain?


These questions and many like them are increasingly on the mind of university educated Muslims who have not had a chance to formally study the disciplines of classical Islamic learning.  The “Islamic Scholarly Tradition” is a series of workshops that will reveal how the scholars of tafsir, hadith, and fiqh have answered these very questions and will demonstrate the deeply academic, pluralistic, and tolerant understanding of the great scholars of Islam.


About the Speaker:

Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed is a qualified Islamic scholar and university academic in the field of Islamic studies, specializing in Qur’an, Hadith, Law, History, and Spirituality.  He currently holds a Doctoral Fellowship at the Berlin Graduate School and is also a visiting faculty member at Aga Khan University.

Of Pakistani descent, he was born and raised in New York City and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and Masters from the University of Oxford.  Furthermore, he spent many years studying full-time the classical disciplines of Islamic learning and was awarded formal certifications as an ‘Alim, Mufti, and Shaykh of spiritual purification and development.

Shaykh Kamaluddin has more than ten years of vast teaching experience and for six years he was a full-time faculty member at LUMS where he taught courses on Islamic Intellectual History, Law, Legal Theory, Spirituality and Ethics to BSc, LLB, and MBA students.  He has been invited as a guest lecturer at universities in the UK, including the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, UCL, and SOAS; in the US, including NYU, Columbia, Georgetown, and Chicago; and also in Pakistan, including LUMS, AKU, QAU, and many others.  He regularly delivers talks at universities, masajid, and institutions of Islamic learning in more than 20 countries across the world.

The Shaykh has established academies offering free education in classical Islamic learning and spirituality through both live and online courses and for both men (Ihsan Academy in Pakistan, Tazkiyah Academy in the UK) and women (Zaynab Academy in Pakistan and Maryam Academy in the UK).


Map of Venue:

Map for Bangalore Town Venue


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