Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi
His eminence Shaykh as-Sayyid Muhammad al-Yaqoubi is a distinguished Islamic scholar, jurist, writer, teacher and orator. Hailing from Damascus, Syria, Shaykh Muhammad began his studies as a young child under the tutelage of his father, the great Sufi Shaykh Ibrahim al Yaqoubi. After years of rigorous study under some of the most renowned scholars of Syria, Shaykh Muhammad mastered the English language in order to bring the true teachings of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, to the west. For the past two decades Shaykh Muhammad has devoted his time to teaching, writing, diplomacy, and humanitarian service. Having risked his life speaking out against the brutal Syrian regime and demanding an end to the war, Shaykh Muhammad was forced into exile. He now resides in exile in Morocco, where he continues to teach and write.