Shaykh Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak lives in Brampton, Canada. From 1977 to 1986 he studied in Saudi Arabia, first at Umm al-Qurra University in Makkah, then at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. He also studied at York University, Toronto, Canada.
While in Saudi Arabia, in addition to University studies, he studied under many Scholars and Shaykhs, including Shaykh Hasan Ayub, Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali, Shaykh Muhammad Qutb, Shaykh Abdur-Rahman Barood, Shaykh Muhammad al-Wasfi, Shaykh Farooq al-Batal, Shaykh Muhammad Ali al-Sabuni, Shaykh Abdullah Nasih `Alwan, Shaykh Maw’il Ezziddin al-Samura’ee.
After completing his studies in Saudi Arabia in 1986, he returned to Canada where he became actively involved in Islamic Da`wah and education. He served as Imam / Khatib of several Masajid and Islamic Centres including the Islamic Society of Peel, the Islamic Centre of Brampton, and the Toronto And Region Islamic Centre (TARIC).
Shaykh Faisal served on the Government of Canada Interfaith Committee, the Province of Ontario Multifaith Council, and the City of Brampton Multifaith Committee.
He is also the President of the Islamic Forum of Canada, Vice-President of the Islamic Council of Imams of Canada, and a member of the al-Shura Muslim Consultative Council.
He has lectured on a wide range of Islamic topics to gatherings in many countries including Canada, U.S.A., England, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey, Syria, Guyana, Barbados, and Trinidad.
He has to his credit more than one hundred titles recorded on Audio and Video Cassettes.
When Shaykh Faisal is not teaching, counselling, and engaging in Da`wah locally and internationally, he spends a great deal of time writing practical books for the benefit of ordinary Muslims, teachers, and workers in the Muslim Community. His published works include:
- TEACH YOURSELF ARABIC READING
- TEACH YOURSELF ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY
- HELP YOURSELF TO READ QUR’AN
- MI`RAAJ AN-NABI, MILAD-UN NABI
- SEERAH MUHAMMADUR RASULULAH – LIFE OF THE HOLY PROPHET [S]
- RAMADAAN COMPANION – SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS
- DHIKRULLAH – THE REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH
- THE BOOK OF DEATH – KITAAB AL-MAWT
- GEMS OF PROPHETIC WISDOM
- ACTIONS ARE BY INTENTIONS
- ARABIC LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS
- TAFSEER AL-QUR’AN AL-KAREEM
- THE CLARIFYING LIGHT: A TEXTBOOK OF HANAFI FIQH
Shaykh Faisal received ijazas in many of the sacred Islamic sciences from several Scholars and Shaykhs. His most prominent ijazas come from the noble and remarkable scholar, his eminence al-`Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Abul Huda ibn Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi al-Hasani, and his eminence Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani.