Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, the man behind the curriculum and other academically intensive programs like IlmSummit. Shaykh Yasir is known among his students for his excellent Tajweed in both Arabic and the English language (i.e. his perfect enunciation of every letter).
Shaykh Yasir completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, graduating as valedictorian of his class. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences, and completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah. He returned to the United States in 2005 after nearly ten years in Saudi Arabia and as of April 2012, he teaches in the Religious Studies Department of Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN. He is in the final stages of completing his PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University.
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is a resident Scholar of Memphis Islamic Center. He is also a lecturer at Rhodes College, in the Department of Religious Studies.