Shaykh Dr. Sajid Umar

Shaykh Dr. Sajid Ahmed Umar initially pursued a first degree in IT. He went on to successfully open an IT business. Alongside his contemporary studies, Shaykh Dr. Sajid was a student of a Qur'ān academy until the age of 18. Subsequently, he turned his attention towards Islamic Studies. He completed a 3-year University Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences at Imam Muhammed bin Saud Islamic University. He later attained a Bachelors degree in Sharī'ah and thereafter a Masters degree in Judiciary (Qadha), with honours, from the Higher Institute for Judiciary Studies (Ma'had al-'āli li'l-Qa'dhā). He trained as a judge and successfully completed a thesis on the topic of Liquidity Management using the famous Repurchase Agreement (REPO) contract, as well as its rulings and permitted alternatives. He then completed his PhD in the Higher Institute of Judiciary at al-Imam University, and completed a thesis in relation to Sharī'ah solutions in the area of Financial Risk Management. Shaykh Dr. Sajid has played an integral part in Islamic academic development worldwide. He has authored several articles and dissertations in both Arabic and English pertaining to the various Islamic Sciences; lectures at Knowledge International University; is the Director of Islamic Development for Mercy Mission World; lectures at AlKauthar Institute as well as heads the Institute's Board, among various other commendable endeavours.
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Islamic view on peaceful legal protests for the oppressed

25 Min Read

Given the ongoing crisis in Palestine, Shaykh Dr. Sajid Umar offers a jurisprudential perspective on the topic of protests.

Khutbah on the Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

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Following the Turkey-Syria earthquakes, Shaykh Dr. Sajid Umar and Shaykh Dr. Ali Ahmed share a khutbah (sermon) for use in Friday prayers.

Lady of Heaven: how should Muslims respond? 

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How should Muslims react to lies and fabrications about the companions and family of the Prophet ﷺ?

Taqwā In The Last 10 Nights

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Shaikh Sajid Umar delivers a pertinent reminder on the final push in these last few days of the blessed month of Ramadān...

Is the 15th of Sha’bān Special in Islam?

15 Min Read

This discussion goes back to the earliest generation of Islam, and Sh Dr Sajid Umar explains how Muslims today can navigate it

Training for Your Ibadah Olympics Has Begun

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Sh Dr Sajid Umar shares a pertinent reminder

Is Bitcoin Halal? A Masterclass Decrypting Cryptocurrency

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This article captures an interview organised by the Islamic Council of Europe (ICE) with Shaykh Dr Sajid Umar, one of its Standing Shariah Committee members on the topic of cryptocurrencies, NFTs and more.

Taqwā: The Forgotten Jewel of Ramadān

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Sh Sajid Umar explains what is often easily overlooked: the core aim of fasting in Ramadan...

Fatwa: Student Loans are Permissible

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Islamic judge and finance expert Dr Sajid Umar writes about the student "loan" from a Sharia paradigm.

Closing Mosques – Islamic Justifications for Coronavirus Lockdowns

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Sh Sajid Umar clarifies the unprecedented fatwas for unprecedented times