Assembly of Young Intellectuals
with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad & Shaykh Seraj Hendricks
(9-12 pm with Syakh Hakim, 2.30-4.00 pm with Syakh Seraj)
9 a.m-5 p.m
RM 50 (professionals) RM 25 (students)
Contact person (compulsory before attending):
How to get there?
From KL Sentral (the main hub), buy a KL Komuter train ticket to Shah Alam (RM 2.50). After you arrive there, take a ride in a taxi (go to Masjid Negeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam Mosque).
About Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim is the translator of a number of works, including two volumes from Imam al-Ghazali Ihya Ulum al-Din, and has written a number of books. His book Bombing Without Moonlight earned him the King Abdullah I Prize for Islamic Thought. He gives durus and khutbas from time to time and taught the works of Imam al-Ghazali in Britain, America, Spain, Australia, and Singapore. He has a traditional ijazah to teach Ihya’ with isnad (chain) going all the way back to Imam Al-Ghazali himself. He appears frequently on BBC Radio and writes occasionally for a number of publications including The Independent and the Times Literary Supplement. He lives with his wife and children in Cambridge, UK.
About Shaykh Seraj Hendricks
Shaykh Seraj Hendricks currently serves as an imam and teacher at the Zawiya Mosque in Cape Town, which was founded by his grandfather, Shaykh Muhammad Salih Hendricks, in 1923. He is the third generation of shayukh to serve at the Zawiya Mosque which has taught the works of Imam al-Ghazali continuously since its inception.
Shaykh Seraj studied for many years under his uncle Shaykh Mahdi Hendricks before departing to study usul al-fiqh at Umm ul-Qura university in Makkah. He remained in Makkah for 11 years as a student of Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maliki, the great muhadith, Maliki faqih and Sufi shaykh of the Ba’Alawi way.
Among many other mashaykh, Shaykh Seraj took ‘ijazah from the great Imam of the Yemen, Ahmad Taha Mashhur al-Haddad, and was appointed as the khalifah of Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maliki in South Africa.
He is currently reading for his PhD at the University of South Africa, after having been awarded a Masters degree (cum laude) for his thesis at the University of Cape Town on religious practices in the Cape region.
Formerly Chairman of the Fatwa Committee of the Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa, Shaykh Seraj is Hakim of the Crescent Observer’s society and patron of Dome Publications. He also serves as a member of Stanlib’s Shari’ah Board.
He has translated Imam al-Ghazali’s “Ayyuhal Walad” and some of the writings of Shaikh Yusuf of Makasar, an early pioneer of Islam in South Africa.