Shaykh Abdur Rahman Anwar
Imam Abdurrahman Anwar stems from a family of Islamic scholars. Born in San Jose, CA, he later on moved to the UK and spent some time there. Imam Abdurrahman attended seminary in India, he studied the advanced sciences of Islam under the tutelage of world renowned Islamic scholars, After having memorized the Holy Qur'an by heart and receiving Ijazah in Quranic recitation, his studies then continued to a comprehensive 5-year study of the Arabic language, followed by the study of Hadith (Prophetic Traditions), the study of the translation, exegesis and elucidation of the Holy Qur'an, and the study of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence). He also studied the 'ashara qira aat.
In 2006, after completing his studies Imam Abdurrahman served at Yaseen Foundation:The Muslim Community Center of the Penninsula, near San Francisco, CA, for 5 years ,with the primary and foremost goal of pleasing Allah swt. He also taught at Peace Terrace Academy Islamic School in Fremont , CA and was head if Islamic Studies, Qur'an and Arabic Department. In the summer of 2011 he moved to London, UK to be closer to his parents, he currently resides in East London with his wife and child and is serving the community around him. He is very active in outreach activities and regularly speaks at different Masajid and Universities and is also teaching a few part time courses. He is currently working with an international aid and relief charity, Ummah Welfare Trust, helping provide relief and aid across the globe.