Frankfort, IL–(ENEWSPF)– In preparation for an article that will be published later, I am posting video from Friday prayers at the American Islamic Association in Frankfort, IL.
The Imam reciting is Shaykh Azeemuddin Ahmed. His bio from the AIA’s Web site reads:
Shaykh Azeemuddin Ahmed was born and raised in the Chicago-land area. At a very early age, he was blessed with the honor of having completed the memorization of the Holy Qur’an. Afterwards, inspired by the motivating words of a great disseminator of the faith, Mawlana Tariq Jameel, Shaykh Azeemuddin set out for South Africa to begin a rigorous eight-year ‘alim and ‘ifta course at Darul Uloom Zakariyya in Johannesburg. There, he was blessed with the opportunity to study under one of the world’s elite jurists and scholars of hadith, Shaykh Mufti Rada al-Haq, amongst many other notable erudite scholars of Islam.
Shaykh Azeemuddin also traveled to Pakistan where he studied in-depth Arabic under the renowned teacher of rhetoric, Shaykh Ramzi al-Habib al-Tunisi al-Maliki of Tunisia whilst also enjoying the company of some of Pakistan’s best ‘ulama, amongst them Mawlana Tariq Jameel (may Allah preserve him).
Following his graduation with top honors from South Africa, Shaykh Azeemuddin earned authorizations in the Islamic sciences, which included but was not limited to, Arabic language, exegesis (tafsir), hadith, and jurisprudence (fiqh).
He is currently Imam at the AIA Masjid in Frankfort, IL and also holds private Islamic studies classes at his newly established masjid and institute of learning, Darus Salam, located in Lombard, IL.
The prayers conclude with the Muslim greeting, Asamu–alaikum, peace be with you.