Sheikh Ahmad Ali
Sheikh Ahmad Ali emigrated from Pakistan to the United Kingdom at an early age. After completing his secular studies, he enrolled at Darul Uloom Al-Arabiya Al-Islamiya, a madrasa located in Northern England. There, he successfully completed the traditional Islamic studies course under the guidance of some of the best scholars in England. Shaykh Ahmad Ali focused his attention on the sciences of aqidah, fiqh, hadith and tafseer. After graduating, Shaykh Ahmad Ali established the al-Mahad Al-Islami in Bradford, England. This institution provides Islamic counseling, education and guidance to youth and university-age students in the area. Shaykh Ahmad Ali has also authored a number of books, given lectures at numerous institutions, including a special series on the signs of the Day of Judgment. Popular for his dynamic style of speaking, Shaykh Ahmad Ali has traveled across the United Kingdom and to the West Indies to spread the message of Islam.
Abu Bakr Siddique
By Ahmad Ali. From the day he embraced Islam until the day he died, Abu Bakr As-Siddique (Radhi Allahu Anhu - May Allah be Pleased with Him) was the ideal Muslim, surpassing all other Companions in every sphere of life. During the Prophet's lifetime, Abu Bakr was an exemplary soldier on the battlefield; upon the Prophet's death, Abu Bakr (R) remained steadfast and, through the help of Allah, held this nation together. When others suggested keeping Usaamah's army back, Abu Bakr insisted - and correctly so - that the army should continue the mission which the Prophet (S) had in mind. When people refused to pay Zakaat, and when the apostates threatened the stability of the Muslim nation, Abu Bakr was the one who remained firm and took decisive action against them. These are just some of the examples of Abu Bakr's many wonderful achievements throughout his life.
Abdur-Rahmaan The Pious
A lecture concerning the great companion Sayyiduna 'Abdur Rahman Ibn 'Awf, may Allah be pleased with him. He lead a life of piety, was amongst the first to embrace Islam, one of the ten promised paradise, participated in Badr, and was given the task of appointing the thrid caliph of Islaam.
Abu Ubaidah The Trustworthy
A lecture concerning the great companion Sayyiduna Abu 'Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah, may Allah be pleased with him. "The Trustworth of my Ummah" - The Prophet (SAWS). He was promised paradise, amongst the first to embrace Islaam, and was appointed General over the Muslim army by 'Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (RA).