BRIEF BIO Shaikh Shafayat was born, in Trinidad, West Indies, where he attended College etc.. Due to his multi-faith and cultural upbringing, he was awarded a scholarship to become a Christian Minister. In 1975 he went to India to study Islam and became the first student from the Caribbean and North America to have enrolled in Darul Uloom Deoband, which is the largest and oldest Islamic Institute in India. In addition to graduating as a Qaari and Islamic Scholar, he also did a course in Journalism and established the Al Hikmat Muslim Magazine, plus he produced many television and radio programs in Trinidad and Florida USA. In 1983 he founded the National Muslim Sports League of Trinidad and Tobago, which established the Islamic Home for Children. He is the Founder/Principal of Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines Florida and the first Muslim to become President of the Interfaith Council of South Florida in the year 2002. He organized and conducted many Christian / Muslim / Jewish Dialogues in Churches, Synagogues and Islamic Centers in the U.S.A.. Shaikh Shafayat was the first Muslim to represent Islam at a Florida State Faith Summit, held at the Capitol Building with Gov. Jeb Bush in the year 2000. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national interfaith organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami. For many years he lectured on Islam and terrorism to Pembroke Pines Police of South Florida and other Law Enforcement Officers. He lectures throughout the U.S.A. and worldwide on Islam, Interfaith Issues and Cultural Diversity.
*Interfaith Activities and community services. *Lectured and visited many countries like- Makkah and Medinah, North America, Europe, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia and the Caribbean - Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Barbados,Guyana, Venezuela etc. *Delivered sermons and lectures in many Islamic Centers, Synagogues and churches worldwide etc. *Islamic Consultant *Guest Lecturer at Colleges and Universities *Wrote and Published many Islamic Books *Have hundreds of lectures on DVDS,CDS,Videos, audios and on Facebook and Youtube (Over 500 sermons are sold on a monthly basis) * Lectures are broadcasted on ALHIKMAT TV with a LIVE broadcast of Friday Sermons from Darul Uloom Florida USA.
*Founder of AlHikmat Services Inc. *Ameer and Principal of Darul Uloom Islamic Institute in South Florida USA. *Former President of the Interfaith Council of Hollywood South Florida. *Founder of The Islamic Home for Children Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean / West Indies *Hospital Voluntary Chaplain *Founder of AlHikmat TV * Editor of AlHikmat Muslim Magazine
Interviewed by Leading Newspapers: *Miami Herald *Sun Sentinel National Papers: *New York Times etc. *Time Magazine Appeared on Television Interviews: CNN CBS ABC Fox News Local Tv Stations Also Hosted Radio and Tv Shows Founder and Editor of AlHikmat Monthly Islamic Publication for the past 30 years.
Attended College in Trinidad West Indies Islamic University Degree
*Recipient of the David Keathing Award for Interfaith Leadership - March 2002.
*Recipient of the NCCJ Silver Medallion Award - April 2002 ( National Conference for Community & Justice)
*Recipient of the PEACEMAKER MEDAL AWARD from St. Thomas University in Miami - May 2002.
* An Honored member of THE HERITAGE REGISTRY OF WHO'S WHO 2007 - 2008. Available at the Library of Congress in Washington DC., as well as major libraries throughout North America.
*website - www.alhikmat.com
TRAVEL REGULARLY WORLDWIDE DELIVERING LECTURES ON THE QUR'AAN - ISLAM, CULTURAL DIVERSITY and INTERFAITH ISSUES. WWW.ALHIKMAT.COM
ISLAMIC SCHOLAR would love to see AN ISLAMIC PROGRAM ON INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION - A PROGRAM OF MODERATION - TO EDUCATE THE WORLD ON HOW SPIRITUAL,PEACEFUL AND LOVING THE RELIGION OF ISLAM IS Inshaa ALLAAH - TO ENLIGHTEN THE WORLD ON TRUE ISLAM VS RADICAL IGNORANT MUSLIMS WHO MISREPRESENT THE TRUE TEACHINGS OF THE QUR'AAN - WWW.ALHIKMAT.COM
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