abu taubah hails from a family of educators. His father, Clarence Alonzo Robertson was the founding vice-president of Medgar Evers College, his mother, Mable Robertson a retired Principal, and former president of ABENY the Association of Black Educators of New York; is still a board member of NABSE the National Assoc. of Black School Educators.
Not only that, one of his uncles, Pickens Patterson, is a co-founder of the Harvard Black Law students association, and another Billy Patterson retired as the full Professor of Literature at New York University. Two of his aunts are also retired principals and the list goes on.
Abu Hudhayfah Abdul Hakeem Marshall is a New York-based Imaam that has been involved in Islaamic education for over twenty-five years.
1414/1993 He studied Usoolud deen, Grammar, and tajweed from Shaykh Ali Abdul Maalik as-Saudi.
1416/1995 Quraan from Shaykh AHmed Dweedar alMaSri.
1417/1996 to 1424/2002 Arabic, and Maaliki FiQh from the famous Shaykh, Tayyib as-Soodani, the former student and protege of Shaykh Bin Baz.
1424/2002 to 1426/2004 Quraan and Tajweed from Mufti MuHammad Abdullaah alBengaali.
1427/2005 to 1434/2013 served as Assistant Imaam Jami’ Islaamic Society of Central New York.
1429/2008 NaHwu/Sarf, and Usoolul FiQh from Shaykh Khaleel Carter.
1434/2013 he was appointed Imaam Islaamic Center of Northern New York.
Since 1430/2009 He has faithfully served as a Chaplain in the NewYork Prison system.
Ustaadh Abu Hudhayfah holds multiple Ijaazah in the sciences of Arabic, AQeedah, and FiQh.
He currently teaches as a professor of Arabic and FiQh at Timbuktu Seminary. May Allaah continue to bless us with him.
Born in New York in 1401 hijri; abu MaHmood KhaDr Ameen al Qoobi [The Cuban] is a second-generation Muslim. His parents; MuHammad and Nisaa Ameen, are pioneers who accepted islaam in the seventies. They were also active members of the daarul islaam community.
His father MuHammad taught Japanese Martial Arts, and KHaDr benefited greatly from his father’s teachings. Having received second-degree black belts in both Goju Ryu and Shotokan karate.
KhaDr began his journey as a professional Taalibul ilm at the young age of twelve. And he brings the knowledge of East Africa to the Timbuktu Seminary.
In Quraan, he specializes in the Qiraa-ah of ibn katheer.
In AQeedah, he follows the salaf.
In fiQh, he tends to follow ash-Shaafi’ee.
He is a polyglot with five languages under his belt.
Abu MaHmood KhaDr Ameen has been given hand-written permission to teach by two highly respected senior scholars:
- The Head-Professor of Tafseer at daarul Hadeethul Khayriyyah in Makkah; The Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen bin abdullaah al Oromi al Harari al-ithiyoobi
- The Vice-President of the East African Division of the Union of African Muslim Scholars; The Honorable Dr. Jeelaan KhiDr Ghamdaan al-ithiyoobi
His ijaazaat from these two scholars are numerous and cover every science. They include but are not limited to the following:
- The classical books of Qiraaat and Tajweed
- SaHeeH Bukhaari
- SaHeeH Muslim
- Sunan Nisaa-i
- Sunan abi daawood
- Sunan tirmidhi
- Sunan ibn Maajah
- Sunan ad-daarimi
- Sunan ad-daaraQuTni
- Sunan al-BayhaQi
- Mishkaatul MaSaabeeH
- All the works of Imaam Nawaawi
- The classics in FiQhush Shaafi’ee
- al-Umm by Imaam Shaafi’ee
- All the works of Shaykh of islaam MuHammad alKhaTeeb Shabreeni [SHaafi’ee fiQh]
- Jam’U Jawaami’ and al-WaraQaat in USoolul FiQh
- Tafseer Jalalayn, ibn Katheer, and aT-Tabari
We clearly state that for each and every one of these works abu MaHmood KhaDr Ameen has multiple ijaazah and chains of narrators.
In fact, when Dr. Jeelaani was passing his ijaazah on to KhaDr he emphasized this point by quoting the following lines of poetry:
You will hardly find a classical book — except that I have, from it took nor find a scholar, Mu’tamad — except that I have that sanad
— This poem is actually a quote taken from Shaykh MurtaDaa zubaydi [May Allaah have mercy on him] in his book, “Alfiyyatus Sanad.”
Mu’tamad = A description given to someone who is well-known and relied upon.
و قل ان ترى كتاب يعتمد
الا ولي فيه اتصال و سند
او عالما الا و لي اليه
وساءط يوقفني عليه
This, walHamdu lillaah