Course: The Study of the Sahih: The Book of the Tafsir of the Qur’an: Surat al-Baqarah 1

This course is the first among a series of courses that will be offered on the study of Imam al-Bukhari’s tafsir of the Qur’an in his Jami’ al-Sahih. In this program, students will learn how the imam connects authentic narrations with select verses of the Qur’an in order to either reiterate, elaborate or even provide some historical context on them. He thus provides a healthy alternative to a field of study that has been riddled with questionable and even troubling reports.

Days: Every Monday from May 29 to July 31 2023
No. of Lessons: 7
Timings: 7:00 pm EST to 9:00 pm EST
Instructor: Shaykh Omar Subedar

Course: An Analysis of Imam Albani’s Book: Description of the Prophet’s Prayer

Celebrated as one of the great hadith scholars of the recent past, Imam Nasir al-Din al-Albani set out to prepare what has become one of the most referred to books on the description of salah. While this book is the standard for many, it is also the center of debate for others. Despite his goal being to prepare a book for those who wish to sincerely comply with the Prophet’s instructions, “Pray the way you have seen me pray,” it has drawn criticism from many due to its non-madhhab centric approach. In this course, students will study select passages of the book that are in contrast with Hanafi School of Islamic Law. They will be able to first hand see the differences in the method of deduction from both sides, which will enable them to have a better comprehension on why the variations in scholarly views exist. This will allow them to have a more balanced approach in the field of fiqh and more clarity.

Days: Every Saturday from September 09 2023 to November 18 2023
No. of Lessons: 10
Timings: 10:00 am EST to 11:30 am EST

Course: The Study of the Sahih: The Book of the Virtues of the Qur’an

This course serves as a prelude to the extensive study of Imam al-Bukhari’s Book of Tafsir that will be undertaken by the Academy. In this course, students will learn about the purpose and the mode of the Qur’an’s revelation, the way it was captured and preserved, how and why it was compiled in book format, the revision that took place thereafter and much more. Students will also learn how to tackle the objections posed by the Orientalists on the Qur’an’s preservation and accuracy, and will thus be empowered to dispel all doubts that they or other people may harbour pertaining to this matter.

Days: Every Monday from January 30 to March 20 2023
No. of Lessons: 7
Timings: 7:15 pm EST to 8:45 pm EST

Our Teachers

Shaykh Omar Subedar

Mohammed Omar Subedar was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. In 1990, he enrolled in the Institute of Islamic Education located in Dewsbury, W. Yorkshire, United Kingdom. There, he became a ḥāfiẓ of the Qurʾān in 1993. In 2001, he graduated from a seven-year dars-i niẓāmī program offered by the same institute. This seven-year program covered:

Arabic grammar (naḥw), morphology (ṣarf), rhetoric (balāghah), vocabulary and literature Islamic creed (ʿaqīdah) Exegesis (tafsīr) of the Qurʾān and the principles (uṣūl) of exegesis Prophetic traditions (aḥādīth) and the principles (uṣūl) of ḥadīth studies Islamic law (fiqh) according to the Ḥanafī School (madh’hab)

Comparative studies of the four schools of Islamic Law (Ḥanafī, Shāfiʿī, Mālikī and Ḥanbalī) and the principles of jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh) Islamic history.  Pronunciation of the Qurʾān (tajwīd) according to the 10 major styles of recitation (qirāʾāt). He was thus conferred the title of Scholar of Islamic Sciences and Arabic Literature.  Currently, Mohammed Omar Subedar serves as: 

  • The Director of the Mathabah Institute.
  • The CEO of Bukhari Academy
  • The COO of the Halal Monitoring Authority
  • A khaṭīb at the Islamic Society of Peel
  • The founder of Muslims4Canada
  • He has authored:
  • The Commentary on Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
  • Rethink your World
  • How to Live the Life of the Prophet (peace be upon him)
  • The First Steps in Practicing Islam