He is Canadian by birth, Egyptian through ancestry, Turkish via marriage, and Australian by choice of residence and migration.
Yahya is respected for his dedication to promoting multiculturalism and the principles of social cohesion and cross-cultural dialogue to community groups. His initiatives, in Australia, include diversity training, cultural sensitivity programs, educational lectures and media presentations. His expertise is sought by schools, universities and a wide range of government & non-government organisations.
Yahya has Eastern ancestry, was born and educated in a Western country, and now lives with his wife Songul and their three children in a proudly multicultural Western society. His religious training began in Toronto wherein he committed the Quran to memory & studied Fiqh/Jurisprudence upon the principles of Imam Shafi’ee’s Madh-haab. Over the years, beginning 1993, Yahya has continued to further his study of Islam by meeting, translating and travelling to scholars in Egypt & Hijaz & South East Asia. Throughout that time he has received Tazkiyah and Ijazah to instruct in a variety of Islamic disciplines – Hadith, Fiqh and Quranic sciences, Alhamdulillah.
Although, Imam Yahya is known for his spiritually uplifting discussions and addressing topics of Quranic exegesis, Sunnah and tradition and juristic limitations, he is passionate also presenting on non-conventional topics including domestic violence, misogyny, gender discrimination, child protection, respectful relationships, disability and mental health.
A message of anti-militancy, religious tolerance, multiculturalism and moral universality are constant themes that he stresses.
Reflecting his dedication to these goals, Imam Yahya was awarded the West Australian Multicultural Community Service Award for Individual Excellence in 2013. He has been profiled in the Australian Government’s initiative, ‘Sharing our achievements: Mosaic of Nations’. He was also a selected facilitator for the federal government’s Muslim Community Reference Group for the Conference of Australian Imams.
Shepherd of Flora and Fauna
Join me this Sunday in Melbourne as I and Rabbi Jonathon Karen Black speak about the Environment and the Importance of its Protection. http://www.mercymissionworld.org/australia/shepherd-of-flora-and-fauna/ Shepherd of Flora and Fauna is a multi-faith event promoting an understanding of different faiths. Through discussions of the various religious beliefs regarding the environment and animal rights, this event aims to promote respectful relationships between the different faiths, and an understanding of each others similarities and differences. This event is hosted by Zamzam Green Environment Sustainability Project in partnership with JCMA, and Green Faith Australia. Shepherd of Flora and Fauna aims to provide an opportunity for members of different faith groups to network, as well as an opportunity for Muslims to engage with the broader community and vice versa. Speaking on the issues of the environment and animal rights, Islamic teacher Yahya Ibrahim will shed light on Islam’s deep respect for God’s creation. Islam is a religion whose core belief is in the true oneness of God as the Creator and Master of all things and acceptance of Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) as the last and final Prophet and messenger of God. Attendees will be treated to hearing from Rabbi Jonathon Karen Black on the Jewish perspective on the above issues of faith, belief and the environment and creation. Venue: Melbourne Madinah, 36 La Trobe St (between Russell St & Exhibition St) (http://www.melbourne-madinah.mercymission.org.au/) Day/Date: Sunday, 12th February 2012 Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm Registration opens at 2.30pm Getting There: Tram Routes: 30 (towards St Vincent’s Plaza) 24 (towards North Balwyn) Walk from Melbourne Central or Parliament Station between Russell St & Exhibition St There are paid parking in close proximity at varied cost: *Vegetarian food will be served. Should you have any specific dietary requirements, please include it in the form.
2/12/2012 3:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
OUT OF SIGHT -YAHYA IBRAHIM
http://alkauthar.org/coursecontent.php?course=14 Strengthen your faith, soften your heart and learn how to deal with matters of the unseen. This is The Book, wherein there is no doubt, a guidance for the God-fearing who believe in the unseen. (Sūrat al-Baqarah, 2:2–3) How does Islam view these creations of Allah? What are their characteristics? Learn about their fascinating world and begin to understand details about this amazing aspect of the Islamic creed. Verily, We have created all things with qadr (divine preordainment). (Sūrat al-Qamar, 54:49) Discover the relationship between free will and predestination, empower yourself with the correct arguments to resolve puzzling questions around this subject. Western philosophy largely denies the unseen - this class will help you to respond to the arguments it presents against this and help you understand the true nature of these obligator pillars of Islamic faith. Course Contents Section 1: Belief in the Angels 1. The position of other faiths towards the existence of Angels 2. The wisdom behind the creation of Angels 3. Characteristics of the Angels 4. The effects of belief in the Angels on the life of the Muslim Section 2: Belief in the Jinn 1. The position of other faiths towards the existance of the Jinn 2. The Wisdom behind the Creation of the Jinn 3. Al-Shayṭān (Satan) 4. Characteristics of Jinn Section 3: Belief in al-Qadar 1. Definition of al-qadar 2. The History of Innovation in al-qadar 3. The Pillars of al-qadar 4. Allah is the Creator of all things 5. Wisdom behind the existence of calamities and sinfulness (in relation to the creation) 6. Reasons sinfulness is allowed (with respected to the kāfir) 7. Tawakkul 8. Al-Tawfīq and al-khudhlān 9. Can qadar be changed? 10. Religion and predestination do not contradict 11. Benefits of belief in al-qadar
1/22/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
WORLD OF THE UNSEEN - Yahya Ibrahim
http://alkauthar.org/course.php?course=50 After you leave this world, you will enter another. A world you cannot see and yet it is a fundamental part of our belief. How can you begin to imagine this world? In this course you will learn about how Allah and then our Prophet (ṣalla'llāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) describes the sequence of events beginning from the signs of the Hour, the Day of Judgement and all that occurs up until we enter upon our final destination either in the terrible torments of the Hellfire or the everlasting pleasures of Paradise
1/8/2012 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
TWINS OF FAITH - MALAYSIA
http://my.twinsoffaith.com/ Our Story The name: Twins of Faith Why this name? The two Twins of Faith are knowledge and action. The concept of Twins of Faith has an underlying intent to get people active & to seek knowledge. Our goal is to educate and mobilize all people towards positive social activism. The combination of knowledge and action is what separates this ummah from the previous ones; we find mention in the Quran of those nations who had knowledge but did not act upon it and those that acted without knowledge. Our slogan: Inspiring positive change. This has 3 important elements: Inspiring: Inspiring through knowledge, through awareness of the prophet’s vision, through conversation and engagement. Positive: The type of inspiration will be positive. It will only lead to good things, positive things, positive for everyone – Muslim or non-Muslim. Change: Change has different facets to it: change in personal lives; in communal settings. Change is a progression since positive precedes it. We aim for change and progression in the areas of knowledge, awareness, activism, piety, etc. Our Logo: The intertwined symbols of knowledge and action In our logo, the two arabic words for knowledge and action–’ilm and ‘amal –come together and intertwine. In the arabic language, similarity in letters shows the relationship between different words. These two words, in arabic, are comprised of the same three letters ayn, laam and meem just with a slight change in order from one to the other. ‘ilm–knowledge– is spelt ’ayn , laam , meem and ‘amal–action–is spelt ‘ayn, meem, laam. Our logo, therefore, is the symbolic representation of our purpose: bringing together knowledge and action to create positive change.
12/25/2011 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
BEING ME | WOMAN ONLY CONFERENCE
http://being-me.org/ A muslimah, a daughter, a daaiyah (caller to the deen of Allah), a sister, a career woman, a wife, an ‘alimah/scholar, a mother, a leader all have one common denominator… ME. Muslimahs (Muslimaat) such as our mothers (Ummahatul Mu’minoon) who are the greatest role models Allah blessed this nation with, our many great female scholars who were an essential entity to the spread of this deen and many Muslim women from around the world who are actively responsible for the positive growth and improvement of their communities are hardly known in any form of Islamic or Non-Islamic media, in educational and social sectors of our society and even admired in our personal lives. Why don’t we hear about them? Why don’t they make the front pages of media? Why is our youth unaware of these leaders? Why aren’t these leaders the highlights of today’s Muslim world? Who are the role models for our daughters, sisters and mothers? Let us shed light on these great leaders, let us bring recognition to their great achievements that inspire us and many more, let us prove that the same leadership and zeal to please Allah and benefit mankind exists in our hearts and our actions.
12/17/2011 10:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
Heart Therapy Purification of the Soul - Yahya Ibrahim
http://alkauthar.org/course.php?course=44 The heart is the most crucial part of the body and is directly connected to one's soul. Explore the diseases of the heart and equip yourself with knowledge on how to cure them in this detailed course.
12/10/2011 9:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
Heart Therapy Purification of the Soul - Yahya Ibrahim
12/4/2011 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000