Shaykh Omar Subedar was born and raised in Toronto , Canada . In 1990 he was inspired by a very close friend to memorize the entire Qur’an and enrolled in the renowned ‘ Institute of Islamic Education ’, located in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, U.K. Upon committing the entire Qur’an to memory in 1993 he decided to further his Islamic education by taking the institutes’ Master of Arts program on Islamic Sciences. In this program the Shaykh studied;
Shaykh Yusuf Badat was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He has studied under some great scholars, receiving several formal authorizations in the sacred sciences with top honors. His commitment to the sacred sciences began early in his life when Allah blessed him with the ability, by age 14, to complete the memorization of the Holy Quran. He completed a rigorous 6-year Alim course at Darul Uloom Zakariya, South Africa where he achieved his masters in the Islamic sciences, which included but was not limited to, language, exegesis (tafseer) and jurisprudence (fiqh). He earned authorizations in Hadith under the Grand Mufti of South Africa- Shaykh Radha-ul-Haq. Shaykh Yusuf Badat is an Ontario registered minister of religion & licensed marriage officer. He also holds a diploma in Network Administration from the Toronto School of Business.