Dr. Hamid Slimi is our Imam, Resident Scholar and Founder of Sayeda Khadija Centre. He has been serving as an Imam, Chaplain, Educator and Consultant in Canada for over 18 years in different religious and educational institutions. He is:

(1) The current chairman and senior lecturer of the Canadian Centre for Deen Studies (a Muslim Theological Seminary for educating and training future Imams and chaplains).

(2) The Resident Scholar of Sayeda Khadija Centre since the inception (2009). He has been serving as an Educator, Imam, Chaplain and Consultant in Canada for 18 years in different religious and educational institutions.

(3) The Founder and President of Faith of Life Network (a Charitable organization focused on providing spiritual and educational programs as well as bridge building with other faiths for peace building and harmony). He is currently working on a global Campaign called: Muslim Messengers of Peace which you can easily find on Facebook.

He is also: (1) The Former Chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams (2006-2013), (2) Lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto (2005 to present), (3) Consultant on National and International issues related to religion and spirituality, Islam and Islamic Law, religious dialogue and Social issues, (4) Board member of different Interfaith and Community bodies/groups, (5) TV Producer of Faith of Life TV Shows, videos and documentaries and (6) CEO of a Management and Marketing Solutions Business in Ontario.

Dr. Slimi’s traditional and academic speciality is in Islamic studies and Law as well as Comparative World Religions. In addition to the traditional degrees known as Ijazah, he holds two Masters degrees with High Honors in both disciplines from Morocco and the US and a PhD in Islamic Law from the U.K. He received both his traditional and academic learning in Morocco and attended other renowned institutions and universities in other parts of the world.

In 2009 and 2015, Dr. Slimi was featured by Georgetown University as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World for his community development and building as well as his spiritual leadership and interfaith work.

Dr. Slimi has been educated in Arabic, French and English since his early age as a little child. He received intensive training and learning in many Islamic disciplines including Aqeedah, Fiqh, Usul-ul-Fiqh, Maqasid, Tafseer, Seerah, Qur’an and Hadith Sciences and ‘Ulum al-Lughah. Both His Ijazah and Graduate Shahadat are in Fiqh – Islamic Jurisprudence – and Usul-ul-Fiqh – Fundamentals of Jurisprudence. His extensive research has been in the field of Jurisprudential Rules, the Science of Maqasid (Objectives of Law) as well as al-Fiqh al-Muqaaran (Comparative Jurisprudence) in the Four Madhabs.

Dr. Slimi has been representing the Muslim community at many Multi-Faith Councils and in the continuous Interfaith Dialogues. He is also an adviser and consultant for a good number of different local and National institutions. Among his many works is his most popular one “Terrorism: An Islamic Perspective” that he published in 2000 and “The Concept of Life in Islam” which will be published very soon. He has authored a few books and many articles in Arabic and English specifically in Usul-al-Fiqh and Muslim Outreach and he wrote a few papers in French mainly in Islamic Jurisprudence. To this date, Dr. Slimi has hosted and produced over 200 TV Shows and over 600 videos and hundreds of CDs on different subjects related to faith and life matters.

Dr. Slimi lectures mainly in English, French and Arabic. He can also speak and lecture fairly in a few other languages. He appears occasionally as a guest and consultant on local and national TV networks both in English and French and had his own weekly TV Show in the past on national television for more than four years.

Source: http://www.sayedakhadijacentre.com/index.php/imams-office. Date Accessed: March 1, 2016.