Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Shaykh Ismail Londt

Shaykh Ismail Londt completed the memorisation of the Holy Quran at the age of 13 and has since then obtained six independent Ijazat (traditional certifications) and multiple Asanid (narrative chains) in the field of Tajwid, Qira’at and Quranic studies in Egypt. His former studies in Newcastle, KZN covered the Arabic language and Islamic studies. He is currently specializing in the field of Linguistics at Unisa and has been involved in the translation and compilation of some basic texts in the field of the Holy Quran.

He is the director of the Dar Ubaiy Centre which, along with offering memorization classes for various age groups, is primarily focused on the further development of the memorisers of the Holy Quran and honing the ability of the vocally talented. He lectures at the International Peace College of South Africa and is a member of the Department of Quranic Affairs under the Muslim Judicial Council.

He has travelled extensively in the service of the Holy Quran and in 2007 he was elected to serve on the adjudication panel for the annual Dubai International Holy Quran Awards. This opportunity was afforded to him via recommendation from Sh. Isa Ahmad al-Ma’sarawi, the current Shaykh al-Maqa’ri’ al-Misriyyah, the Head of All Quranic activity in the republic of Egypt. He is currently a lecturer for the newly founded Madina Institute, South Africa.

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