TAJWEED ACADEMY FACULTY
Tajweed Academy’s faculty members, with qualifications from traditional Islamic institutions and modern Western universities, provide students a distinctive and integrated educational experience.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ
We want to introduce the Qur'an Al Kareem in a way you have never experienced it before, right in the comfort of your home & on the go! Your connection with the Qur'an never has to take a break. Learn from methods and teachers who are like you, had a childhood like you, go through similar issues just like you. Let us help you build a filter of Qur'an on on your existing life. You pick the time and days, let us do the rest. Progress is totally in your hands, we are here to optimize your journey and make the Qur'an the best friend of your life!
We at Tajweed Academy specialize in teaching The Qur'an Al Kareem for all ages. Learn The Qur'an Al Kareem as it was revealed, 1 on 1!
Meet the All-Star Team
Qari Nazrul Islam
Dean, Qur’anic Sciences & Qiraat
Qari Sheikh Nazrul Islam graduated his Alim course from Madrasah Talimuddin, South Africa,
He mastered the 7 and the 10 Qiraat of the Qur’an Al Kareem and has received multiple Ijaazah’s and Sanad’s.
Since graduating he has been heavily involved in Dawah work and Education.
He is the Co Founder of Muslim Community Patrol.
He is the Co Founder and vice president of Cityline Ozone Park Civilian Patrol,
He was the former the principal of ICNA Markaz Hifz Academy
He currently serves as the resident scholar and Imam of Shelter Rock Islamic Center in Long Island , NY.
Qari Nouh Kawkab
Dean, Hifz & Tajweed
Qari Nouh Kawkab was born and raised in Fujairah, U.A.E
He started to study the Qur'an and Tajweed with his father Sheikh Abul Hasan Kawkab at an early age. Soon after, he joined Sheikh Hamdan Bin Hamdan’s Qur'an memorization center in Dubai where he completed his memorization and went on to obtain an ijazah in the narration of Hafs an Asim from Shaykh Abdulbaqi in Fujairah. He also studied and completed different courses in Aqeeda and Fiqh from Sheikh Dr Farhan Al ‘Enazy and other local scholars in Dubai.
Qari Nouh Kawkab has won several Qur’an memorization and best recitation competitions from around the world leading in the First Place.
Qari Nouh is now serving as the full time Imam and Qur'an teacher at Masjid 'Eesa ibn Maryam as well as the Qur'an And Tajweed teacher at WellSpring Schools in New York.
While in America he has obtained 2 additional Ijaazah’s in the narration of Hafs from Shaykh Hasan Saleh from New Jersey and Shaykh Nasir Rizq from Egypt.
Qari Mika-il Saddique
Director of Maqamaat
Qari Mikail Saddique is a American student of knowledge. Born to a father and mother who always had love for the Qur’an Al Kareem - thus pushing him from a very young age to be a person of The Qur’ an; through their tutorage and encouragement he was able to read Quran at the age of 5. He grew up in Jacksonville, FL for the majority of his life. He began his journey Memorizing the Quran at age 13 and completed it at 16 in his hometown. He then continued his revision under Dr. Raed Al Rosan where he also studied tajweed, the art of recitation (Maqamaat), and tarbiyyah. At 18 years of age, he was blessed to be accepted into an intensive one year arabic program in Cairo, Egypt at the institute of Studio Arabia. After graduating this program he continued studies under private tutoring in Arabic language, Qiraat, and tafseer. He has had the honor to study under the likes of Sheikh Mahmood Sabir Al-Fayoumi (One of the Imams of Al Azhar University , Sheikh Mohammad Fawzy Al Burbury (Main Imam of Al Azhar University), Sheikh Mohammad Al-Wirdani (Student of Sheikh Alaa )and many more. Alhamdullilah, after almost 3 years of hard work he will be starting as a student in the university of Al-Azhar. He is very connected with youth communities all over the states through YM and known to be a small piece of Ghana on the soccer field.
Currently Qari Mika-il Saddique holds Ijaazah and Sanad from Sheikh Mohammad al Wirdani in Hafs and Shu’ba.
Qari Arshad Aslam completed the Hifdh of the Qur’an Al Kareem in 2008. He attained Ijazah in rewayah Hafs An Asim (Qasr Munfasal) under Sheikh Saad Hassanin. He is currently working on Ijazah in rewaayah Qaloon An Naafi. He attained an Associates degree from Suffa Islamic Seminary.
Qari Arshad Aslam also completed an Associate of Science Degree at Richland College. He then completed his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. Currently he is working as a Tax Technology Consultant at Ernst & Young.
Qari Arshad Aslam
Qari Idris Nawaz started studying the Quran at the age of 7 and a half, and by the grace of Allah, he completed his Hifz in a year and a half at the age of 9. Qari Idris spent the next few years studying Tajweed and Qira’aat, and fully and completely by the will and decree of Allah SWT. Qari Idris participated in the International Quran Competition in Doha, Qatar, and out of 2000 participants from over 45 countries, he won 1st place, Alhamdulillah. Currently he is studying Alim Course and in the 5th year studying for his degree in Islamic Studies, and hopes to be a Knowledgeable scholar and preacher of this Deen, Insha’Allah. May Allah SWT grant him success and acceptance! Ameen!
Qari Idris Nawaz
Director of Tajweed
Qaria Omnia memorized the Holy Quran at the age of 14. With the memorization of the Quran she also studied Tafseer. She has worked closely with youth since the age of 16 and loves an opportunity to continue teaching, inspiring and learning. Along with her Islamic work, she is on an amazing journey towards becoming a cardiovascular surgeon in the near future. Alhamdulilah, by the will of Allah SWT, she graduated top of her class and was accepted into some of the best universities in America such as Stanford and Yale. She is currently working on building her Islamic knowledge with the Art of Poetry, and continuing her education in my Biochemistry field. Her goals are to be a backbone for the community and a source of peacekeeping and tranquility. She is working on a mental health series that could benefit all of our Youth as well as our Teachers and Shuyukh.
Qaria Omnia Rasheed
Hafiz Abdulrahman Elsaadawi graduated from the Hifz program at Al-Minhaal Academy at the age of 14. He then furthered his study of tajweed under Dr. Abaid Choudry in 2014 at the age of 15. He has commendable experience leading the five daily prayers and reciting at Masjid Al-Wali for more than 2 years now. He is currently leading the five daily prayers at Masjid Al-Wali as the residential Imam of prayers. He is currently working on getting advanced certification in his Ijaazah & Sanad. May Allah SWT continue to grant him the ability to serve the Qur’an Al Kareem and accept him for the khidmah of the Qur’an Al Kareem.
Hafiz Abdulrahman Elsaadawi
Qari Abdulmuizz Malimar was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He began his memorization of the Qur'an at the age of 6 and completed at the age of 8. He began leading Taraweeh throughout various cities across the country since the age of 11. He has won many National Qur'an competitions such as MAS-ICNA, ISNA, etc.
Qari Abdulmuizz Malimar currently has a Sanad an Ijazah in Hafs Riwaya from Shaykh Ahmad al-Haddad, and has also learned the Warsh Riwaya. He has studied extensively with Shaykh Fares Beltagy(Al Azhar University), Shaykh Abdul Mueed Ansari (Pakistan), Shaykh Abdul Karim Edgouch (Morocco), and Shaykh Ahmad
Al-Haddad (Al Azhar University).
He is currently an Alimiyyah student at the Qalam Seminary where he studies the Islamic sciences with plans of serving this beautiful Deen. May Allah SWT grant his success and acceptance, Insha'Allah. Ameen.
Qari Abdulmuizz Malimar
Omar Esa is an award-winning, chart topping International nasheed artist from the United Kingdom (UK), who uses only his voice in all his nasheeds and recites nasheeds in mainly the English, Urdu and Arabic languages. His nasheeds are very versatile thanks to Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala), as he can write both contemporary and traditional sounding nasheeds Alhamdullilah.
Omar Esa was previously an RnB/Pop singer in 2011 and was guided by Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) to leave that world and start recording nasheeds. His new journey began with a simple dream, to show the world the beauty of Islam through his nasheeds. Omar Esa is a strong advocate for voice only nasheeds and has coined the phrase
“Anything music can do, so can the voice – My voice is my instrument”.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from Omar Esa directly, promoting virtue and forbidding evil by bringing an alternative to music that is impermissible in Islam.