Shaykh Khalid Shah (Principal & Co-founder)
Shaykh Khalid was born in Brazil and raised in Australia. As his father the late Shaykh Gul Saeed Shah (Rahimahulla) was a scholar and Imam, he was exposed to Islamic sciences from a young age. After obtaining a Bachelors of Information Systems from Monash University, he devoted his time to the study of the Islamic Sciences at Dar Ulum (Melbourne). Where he completed the 6 years full time Dars Nizami including a final year of Dawrah Hadeeth. He graduated with the second batch of locally trained Islamic scholars in Australia. Along with studies at Dar Ulum, he completed a Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) and studied classical texts with his father and continues to study from his teachers and is furthering his knowledge of Hanafi and Hanbali Fiqh and is training as a Mufti. He is also Imam and Khateeb at UMMA Centre (Doncaster East) and helps run the UMMA Maktab which he founded. You can find his online classes and lectures on his Youtube Channel.
Shaykh Shakeel Tariq (Director)
Born in Melbourne, he studied the alim course at Darul Ulum (Melbourne) and graduated in the first (at DU and in Australia) batch of students in 2006. During this time, he also memorised the Quran. Has been teaching at DUVC since 2007 where he teaches the alim course including books such Sunan Tirmidhi. He is also one of the Bukhari teachers at KU along with teaching Sunan Tirmidhi. Furthermore, he runs tutorials at ISRA for Arabic and classes for individuals on different subjects in various places around Melbourne.
Shaykh Shakeel also runs a cabinet making business along with an Arabic calligraphy business. His works are sold internationally and displayed in the Islamic museum in Melbourne as well as other works around Australia in both public and private collections. You can view his art works on his Facebook site.
Mufti Saad Muneeb
Mufti Saad began studying sacred Islamic sciences at a young age. He is the son of Mufti Muneeb Ahmed who is one of the most senior ulama of Australia, a student of Mufti Shafi RH and the teacher of most of the teachers of KU. After the completion of Quran memorisation at the age of twelve, he pursued Islamic education at Darul Ulum (Melbourne). He studied Arabic, Tafsir, Hadith and Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence). He furthered his Islamic learning at the world-renowned institute, i.e. Darul Uloom Karachi, where he studied under Mufti Taqi Uthmani (May Allah protect him). He also completed his Mufti course (a specialisation in Hanafi Jurisprudence) in Pakistan with a special focus study of Islamic dietary laws in the modern food industry. Furthermore, he also holds a Bachelor of Islamic Studies from Charles Sturt University in Australia and continues to pursue his desire to seek traditional Islamic knowledge.
At Kashiful Uloom, Mufti Saad teaches students in the Alim course from 1st to 5th years and teaches advanced fiqh books such as Hidaaya. He also teaches the Hifdh students. Other than Ku, he serves as the Imam and khateeb of Geelong Masjid.
Mufti Muhammad Haris Siddiqui
Mufti Haris began his journey at a tender age, firstly completing his hifdh when he was twelve years old and then his ilm studies at Darul Uloom (Melbourne) in 2013. Thereafter, he travelled to Durban, South Africa to study iftaa at Darul Iftaa Mahmoodiyyah under the tutelage of Mufti Ebrahim Desai where he spent the next two years.
Upon return, he began teaching at Kashiful Ulum. In 2019, he completed his Bachelors in Islamic Studies from Charles Sturt University. He has been serving the community by lecturing at various venues, teaching at maktabs such as Hallam Maktab in 2012 and Campbellfield Maktab in 2018, as well as delivering khutbahs at many different avenues such as Swinburne University, ICV and Galada Community Centre. Currently, he is teaching advanced books such as Saheeh Muslim, Jalaalayn and Kāfiyah at KU as well as adult courses at Kashiful Uloom’s project for adult education at Firdaws Academy. He also manages Coolaroo Maktab.
Maulana Mohammed Waseem Khan (Volunteer)
Maulana Ahmed Beluli
Shaykh Bahdon Robleh