Host: Fareena Alam
Produced for: British Muslim TV (before Narcissi was set up)
First Broadcast: 19th of October 2015
Director & Producer: Majid Khabazan
Historically, Muslims traveled long, arduous distances to gain sacred knowledge at the feet of scholars. Men and women, who imparted not just information, but understanding, wisdom and context behind each line of text. How things have changed now, with Shaykh Google at the tip of our fingers. So Fareena will be asking our panel of experts whether or not self-taught Islam is a dangerous development?
Shaykh Ahmad Sa’ad Al-Azhari is the Director of the Ihsan Institute, which trains ordinary people in the sacred sciences. He is a descendent of the Prophet (saw), through his grandson Imam Hassan bin Ali, and comes from a scholarly family in Egypt.
Sheikh Ramzy is the Director of the Iqra Islamic Institute, and founder of the Oxford Islamic Information Centre. Sheikh Ramzy is an educationalist, as well the Imam of Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities.
Imam Syed Mohammed Razavi a minister of Religion at the Islamic Centre of England in Maida Vale, London. He also hails from a scholarly family and trained extensively in the traditional centres of learning in Iran.