Dr.Abdullah Hakim Quick: the leader of African and Native American descent
Dr.Abdullah Hakim Quick is one of the most influential Muslim scholar, pundit, preacher, social activist, orator, dawah worker and historian in the world. Particularly for America and Africa region.
Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick was born in the United States of America and brought up there. After embracing Islam in 1970 in Canada, he began Islamic life through studying privately and institutionally. In 1979, he attained his Bachelor degree (BA) from the University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia and obtained an Ijaza from the College of Dewar and Islamic Sciences as one of the first two students to do so from the West. Dr. Abdullah received his masters (MA) and Doctorate degree (PhD) in African History from the department of history at University of Toronto in Canada. ‘The analysis the early life of Sheikh ‘Uthman Dan Fodio, a great West African Scholar, Mujaahid and social activist’ was the topic of his thesis.
In his working life, Dr. Abdullah Hakim has served Islam and people as Imam, teacher, orator and counselor in the USA, Canada, Bahrain, the West Indies and many other countries of the world.
Dr Quick was Director of the Islamic Social Services and Resources Association; the first rated Islamic social service agencies and developed one of Canada’s first Muslim food banks.
He was a special advisor to the Toronto Board of Education, the Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum and a regular columnist for three years in the religion page of one of The Toronto Star and instigated special classes for the deaf of Canada and the disadvantaged of Southern Africa and arranged workshops and training sessions for diverse organizations such as Children’s Aid Society, Metro Toronto School for the Deaf, Metropolitan Toronto School Boards, the Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries, Family Service Association of Metro Toronto, Canadian Museums Association, Canadian Institute for International Affairs, Elementary Teachers Association of York Region, the Scarborough Public Library Board, and Al Wagah, Muslim Deaf Society of Cape Town.
Among academic appointments, He is the former guest lecturer at McGill University, York University (Toronto), the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) in the Departments of History, Women’s Studies, Geography and Middle-East Islamic Studies and African Studies as well as member of the Chaplains Association of the University of Toronto.
Currently, He is a senior lecturer on the history of Islam in Africa at The International Peace University South Africa in Cape Town, the Head and instructor of Islamic History and Homiletics Department at the Al-Maghrib Institute, special advisor to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, member of the Muslim Judicial Council, Cape Town, South Africa, Ameer of the Dawah Coordinating Forum of South Africa , Senior Lecturer at The True Dawn Institute (Islamic Training & Development) in Cape Town, Senior Lecturer at the Dar-ul-Arqam Islamic Institute, Cape Town and the Director of the Discover Islam Centre (Cape Town).
Dr Abdullah Hakim has visited more than 59 countries to deliver lectures, doing research, participating in conferences and dialogues, interviewing in media and educational tours. As an connoisseur on African History and Islamic issues, he partook in the interviews with major Canadian, Caribbean and South African media organizations including Channel 47 (Canada), City TV, CFRB, CBC TV, and Channel Islam, 702 Cape Talk, the SABC, Voice of the Cape, Radio Ansar (Durban, South Africa) Radio 786, Huda TV and Peace TV.
Dr. Quick has written many books and articles. Some of his cerebral books are: Deeper roots, the complete advice on sincerity, Holyday myths, the forty ahaadeeth on Islamic revival, advice to an Islamic school teacher, Beyond Ramadan.
Some of his articles are: Muslim in the Caribbean before Columbus, Do Muslims have equal rights? Hadith Eight-on real strength, Agreeing to disagree in a world of conflict and change, How I was digitally transformed into a hate cleric, Muslim Spain’s legacy, The devil’s deception of the new world order, an interview on Uthman dan Fodio, Islam, slavery and African, Ramadan in history, Beyond Ramadan, Islam phobia in the classroom. Fiqh Us Seerah, The Dilemma of the Youth, Unity of Mankind on the Brotherhood of Islam, The War against Muslim Women, And An Islamic Look at the Crusaders.
Some of his famous lectures are: Reviving Islam in the 21st century, Journey to the hereafter Part 1: Why believe in the hereafter? Life of Muhammad (saw)-The early years, Journey to the hereafter-signs of the last day, Understanding your condition, Reminder series-the2 Faced person.
Recently produced some of his documentary films are Timbuktu, the Empire of Knowledge, Untold Ethiopia and Reflections from the Western Sunrise (Quick Answers) that all are telecasted on national television in South Africa.In his speech and writing, he has been trying to uncover the truth to the people, spreading the pure knowledge of Islam and Islamic views on contemporary issues of the world. Dr.Abdullah can be the source of inspiration for the youth as Al- Maghrib institute says about his wise and modern look-“Today’s world is in need of innovative rethinking based on original, authentic sources. Dr Abdullah Hakim provides an example of this new, progressive thinking”.