Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick has accomplished a lifetime worth of achievements spanning many continents while enlightening the lives of millions. He was born in the United States of America and accepted Islam in Canada in 1970.
Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick is a historian, social activist and religious leader of African and Native American descent. He has travelled to over 58 countries doing research and delivering lectures to various communities. His qualification in Islamic Studies comes from a BA from the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia where he graduated and received an Ijaza from the College of Da’wah and Islamic Sciences in 1979, one of first two students to do so from the West. His history background is shaped by an MA and PhD from the History Department of the University of Toronto, Canada.
For over ten years, Dr. Quick was Director of the Islamic Social Services and Resources Association, one of Canada’s first recognized Islamic social service agencies. There he counselled hundreds of people from all walks of life and various religions and developed one of Canada’s first Muslim food banks.
He has a number of scholarly presentations and publications but his recent focus has been on documentary films such as Timbuktu, the Empire of Knowledge, Untold Ethiopia and Reflections from the Western Sunrise (Quick Answers) that all aired on national television in South Africa.
He is the Head of the Islamic History and Homiletics Department. His students dub him as “old school Dr. Quick” and find his Boston accent a rather smile-jerking classroom staple.
Shaykh Abdullah has served as Imam, Daa’iyyah, teacher and counsellor in the USA, Canada, South Africa and the West Indies.
Presently, Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick is the Director of the Discover Islam Centre of Cape Town, South Africa , a special adviser to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and he is a Senior Lecturer with the Islamic Institute of Toronto (I.I.T.).
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