We asked each of our instructors to tell us about themselves.
Sheikh Osta has been teaching Islamic knowledge for over a decade. Sheikh Osta is currently completing his Masters in Islamic Shariah, and holds a Bachelors in Arabic and Islamic Studies. He has learned from 11 prominent scholars including Dr. Abdul-Fattah Idris, a leading Comparative Fiqh professor at al-Azhar.
Sheikh Rasoul has memorized the Quran over twenty two years ago under his father Sheikh Sebghatollah Rasoul. He has been in the education field since 2005, serving as the principal of ISNA High School since 2010. He is a teacher, a leader, and an active contributor to the community. He conveys his knowledge through khutbas and halaqas at various mosques within the GTA and co-founded the I3 Institute. Sheikh Rasoul has an electrical engineering degree from Ryerson University and a Bachelor’s of Education degree from the University of Toronto. He completed the principal’s qualification course from the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools in the summer of 2009 and completed his Master’s in Education degree from Brock University in December 2011, specializing in leadership and administration in education. He is currently completing his Bachelor Degree in Islamic Studies from Mishkah University.
Adnan has been part of the i3 Institute Inc. since 2015. He is currently enrolled in the Bachelors of Islamic Studies program at Mishkah University and also pursuing Arabic Studies from The Quran Institute. His favourite subjects are Usul-ul-Fiqh and History of Islam.
Adnan graduated as a Mechatronics Engineer from the University of Waterloo and is currently working as a Senior Process Planner at a plastic injection mold making company. He loves to read, write and reflect on issues faced by Muslims in the West and abroad. Adnan's goal is to empower the Muslims in Canada, help build robust leadership and change agents in society who work together strategically on the Islamic vision.
Ahmed Jamil, also known as Abu Mustafa, is a current i3 student, and a passionate instructor. Ahmed's life revolves around work, family and dawah. He has been studying with the i3 Institute for over three years and has fortified his understanding of Islamic principles by the grace of Allah swt. He plans to pursue further knowledge by enrolling in Mishkah University. He loves to give dawah to Muslims and non-Mulims alike wherever there is an opportunity. In terms of Islamic studies, his passion lies in tafasir and fiqh.
In terms of education, Ahmed has completed his BSC Honors in Biochemistry at McMaster University and then went on to finish MBA at McMaster specializing in Accounting, which paved a path for CPA designation. Currently, in terms of work, he is a purchasing manager at a supplement company that makes bodybuilding proteins and weight management products.
Alhamdulillah Aiyaz has completed two years in the Young Da’ee program here at i3, and one year as a YD Instructor. In terms of favourite topics, Aiyaz enjoys Aqeedah, Usul-ul-Fiqh, and modern Da'wah techniques.
Aiyaz studied Computer Science & Mathematics at the University of Toronto, and currently works as a Software Engineer. With two years of experience as a Teaching Assistant at U of T, Aiyaz has a “learn by teaching” motto, where he transfers over to teaching Islam through the YD program.
Bilal has been learning with the i3 Institute and many other Islamic institutions for many years now and has been a teaching assistant at i3 Institute for two years. Bilal is also a student of Mishkah University. His favourite Islamic subjects are Dawah and Uloomul Quran.
Bilal works as an engineer and project manager with a special interest in environmental projects. He likes to read about contemporary issues especially those that impact the ummah. He has been involved with youth and Da'wah initiatives around GTA and Hamilton. Bilal really enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends like camping, hiking, swimming and canoeing.
Farhad has been a student of i3 for a few years. He is one of the "guinea lambs". He has been a student of the YD program since its birth: 4 years. He has been a TA for 2 years, covered few classes when instructors were unable to make it, and has done review and exam prep classes.
Farhad works full-time as a partner at a used cars dealership. His hobbies include spending time with kids and family.
Emmanuel Ilyas Rovithis
Emmanuel is a Greek-Polish revert, who accepted Islam in the year 2009 in the month of Ramadhan whilst doing his university degree in Kinesiology. He has been an Islamic school teacher since 2012 and has taught at all the Islamic schools within London, ON. Emmanuel has studied with Islamic Online University, Seekers Hub, i3 Institute and Mishkah University as well as with private teachers and scholars local and abroad. Emmanuel holds a passion for comparative fiqh and usool-al fiqh, da’wah, stories of our pious predecessors, project management and community outreach.
Amro Ibrahim (Abu Alhasan)
Amro is currently leading the YD program in Oshawa (mainly in Ontario Technical University and Durham College). He has a few diplomas in Islamic Studies, an Ijaza in teaching Quran, a Sanad in teaching Seerah, two Sanad in Hadith, and Ijaza in Hanbali Fiqh. He is currently pursuing his Masters at the Islamic Online University with a focus in Fiqh. He has taught Quran for six years in Canada and is currently teaching Islamic studies in both Islamic Centre of Oshawa and Al-Arqam Islamic Centre.
Amro has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, in the mechatronics field, from the University of Toronto and is currently teaching as a contract professor at Durham College and as a CNC programmer in Home Design business. His goal is to revive knowledge and to build an empowered Muslim generation that has both leadership and Islamic knowledge.
Sister Lana has been a student of the i3 institute since 2015, a TA for YD1 for the 2017/2018 year, and has been an instructor for the YD1 sister’s class in Mississauga for one year. She formally studied at Islamic Online University, Seekers Hub, and Al Balagh academies. Her favourite subjects to study are: dawah, tazkiyyah (purification of the soul), tafsir of the Quran, and comparative fiqh. She is a writer for Inspired Minds magazine, writing about topics that deal with aqeedah, fiqh of women issues, science in Islam, and philosophy of Islam.
Lana has a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology and recently completed her master’s degree in biochemistry and biophysics. She loves to travel, walk in nature, and try new things. Her goal is to be like the Prophet’s (SAW) wives, Khadija (RA) and Aisha (RA). She loves reading about various topics in Islam, especially Islamic history.