At Al Firdaus Foundation, we are blessed to have a team of dedicated scholars who impart traditional Islamic knowledge to their students.
| Mufti AbdulHannan Nizami
Co-Founder, Director, Instructor
Mufti AbdulHannan Nizami was raised in Chicago and blessed with the memorization of the Holy Qurān at the early age of 14 in 2004 from Darul Uloom Al-Madania in Buffalo, New York. He received formal authorizations in the sacred Islāmic sciences in the year 2011 at the culmination of a rigorous seven-year ʻĀlimiyyah program from Darul Uloom Canada in Chatham Ontario, Canada (a branch of Darul Uloom Al-Madania in Buffalo New York). There, he was blessed with the opportunity to study under one of the elite scholars of North America, Shaikh Ibrahim Memon Madani. The studies were based on the traditional Dars-e-Nizami curriculum of Islāmic education.
Following his graduation, Mufti AbdulHannan Nizami traveled to Durban, South Africa to pursue a two-year study of specialization in Iftaa (Islamic jurisdiction), Islamic Finance and marital issues under the world-renowned scholar Mufti Ebrahim Desai (founder of www.askimam.org website). He graduated from the Iftaa program in the year 2013. In 2015, he successfully earned his high school diploma from Penn Foster High School along with other trainings in teaching, psychology and business.
He has co-founded and established an organization for the youth known as “Fountain of Divine Knowledge” or “Al Firdaus Foundation” in Bridgeview, Illinois.
Mufti AbdulHannan also lectures at various mosques and events. Currently, he attends the college at Moraine Valley in Palos Hills, Illinois and serves as an instructor at DarusSalam Academy for the Taḥfīẓ al-Qurān (memorization of the Qurān), ʻĀlimiyyah and Tafhīm programs.
| Mufti AbdulMannan Nizami
Co-Founder, Director, Instructor
Mufti Abdulmannan Nizami was born and bred within the United States of America. From a very young and tender age, his zeal to memorize the Holy Qur’an led him to achieve this dream at the age of 14. Upon completion of his Qur’an memorization, he continued to further his studies and qualifications in the field of Islamic Theology and Divinity. He attended the prestigious school of Islamic Sacred Sciences at the Institute of Darul Uloom Al-Madania in Buffalo, New York for 6 years. Subsequently, he studied for another 2 years under the tutelage of various prominent scholars at the Institute of Darul Uloom Canada in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. After graduation, he travelled to the city of Durban, South Africa to specialize in Islamic jurisdiction, Islamic Finance, and marital issues. He was fortunate to issue more than 300 Islamic legal rulings approved by various scholars, mediate and arbitrate between various business schemes in accordance to Islamic Law, and counsel between marital and divorce disputes as well.
Along with these 11 long years of dorm and boarding at various institutions, Mufti Abdulmannan was also able to complete his high school diploma at Penn Foster High School. He also maintained a 4.0 GPA while attending college at Moraine Valley and shares a membership at the most reputed honors community nationwide, Phi Theta Kappa.
Currently, Mufti Abdulmannan serves the Bridgeview community instructing at Al Firdaus Foundation, an organization that he co-founded, along with teaching at Al Siddiq School at the Mosque Foundation. He correspondingly gives speeches and khutbahs and serves as a judge in competitions in various vicinities and States on a regular basis.