Healing Hearts

By the mercy of Allah, Al Khalil Academy is hosting the Healing Hearts spiritual retreat in collaboration with Nur Publications (based in San Francisco, CA) in the auspicious company of Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi (DB). This program will focus on topics such as spiritual purification (tazkiyah) and excellence (ihsan) in the Quran and Sunnah, the science of tasawwuf, the benefits of daily Quranic recitation and dhikr, and balancing the body and the soul.

About Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi (DB)

Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi (may Allah preserve him) is a Bay Area native. After initially studying at San Francisco State University he went on to pursue the higher calling of sacred knowledge. Over the greater part of the next decade, Shaykh Tameem engaged in a rigorous curriculum of religious knowledge, studying under some of the foremost scholars of North America, Africa, & South Asia.

During this span Shaykh Tameem was granted numerous ijazat, surpassing the equivalent of a masters degree in the Islamic sciences including Fiqh, Hadith, Aqidah, Tafsir, Usul, Arabic language, Spirituality, and more. In addition he was granted ijazah with isnād in numerous books of hadiths including the Ṣiḥḥah Sittah, the 6 most authentic collections of hadith. Some of the illustrious scholars from whom he attained ijāzah of hadith are the likes of Mufti Taqi Usmani and Maulana Salimullah Khan, may Allah preserve them both.

After completing the highly regarded Dars Nizami curriculum and being granted the Shahadah ‘Alimiyyah (recognition of Islamic scholarship), Shaykh Tameem immersed himself in the study of the Islamic Spiritual Sciences of the Heart under the private tutelage of one of the most honorable Spiritual Masters of our time, focusing on the subject of tazkiyah and tarbiyah (purification and development of the Heart). Being granted the mantle of authorization to teach, he returned to the Bay Area under the advice and suggestion of his Shaykh.

Since his return to the Bay Area, Shaykh Tameem has dedicated himself to teaching and benefiting the community with what he had mastered abroad. Shaykh Tameem currently teaches classes on Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Aqidah, Tazkiya, and Arabic Grammar. He is a regular lecturer at numerous Masajid and Halaqahs throughout Northern California. He has translated a number of books and articles, and continues to strive in his literary efforts.

The respected Shaykh currently heads many scholarly efforts and is a counselor and mentor for religious seekers of all ages, teaching both the dedicated student of knowledge and the casual learner. He is fluent in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and English.

He currently resides in Union City, California with his family.

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