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Mysteries of Islamic Fasting:
Imam Ghazali's Book of Fasting

In this series, Shaykh Ali reads and explains Imam Ghazali's "The Secrets of Fasting" Book from Ihya Ulum Addin, looking at the outward and inward etiquettes for fasting, diving deep into its inner dimensions

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About The Teacher

Shaykh Ali Elsayed

6 July 1971

Shaykh Ali Elsayed is the appointed representative of Shaykh Muhammad Adil in the United States and Canada, and he is also a member of the Canadian Council of Imams. He teaches Islamic spirituality on behalf of his shaykh, and conducts weekly dhikr circles. Shaykh Ali is also an author, an accomplished nasheed artist, vocalist, and writer of devotional poetry - having produced multiple Arabic and English Nasheed Albums. 

Shaykh Ali was born and raised in Lebanon. He moved to the US in the early nineties where he met his spiritual master in the Sufi Naqshbandi path, Shaykh Nazim Adil, and his deputy in North America, Shaykh Hisham Kabbani. He spent over 20 years under the tutelage of such great teachers in Tasawuff (Sufism). For over 20 years Shaykh Ali accompanied them on their travels all over the world, spreading the teachings of the classical Islam of Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'ah, leading and conducting dhikr circles all over the world and singing the love poetry of Sufism. 

​Shaykh Ali is also an author of Islamic poetry, Islamic children's books and has translated Mawlid Ad-Daybaee and Dala’il Al-khayrat  from Arabic into English. During his travels, shaykh Ali Elsayed took part in many interfaith gatherings and meetings. He wrote nasheed which highlights what is common between the monotheistic faith, and the common truths all human beings share.  

 

Shaykh Ali currently resides in Toronto, Canada, and has been appointed to travel and spread the teachings of Islamic spirituality, love, and tolerance in the US and Canada.

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