Posted by Akhi Soufyan
Nouman Ali Khan is a young, dynamic daee, who approaches Islam in a sympathetic, understandable and practical way. He moved to the United States at a young age, and rediscovered the beauty of Islam while in college, from which he was motivated to learn it in greater depth. After studying Arabic in Saudi Arabia and later in Pakistan, he founded the Bayyinah Institute, under which he has successfully trained thousands to master the Arabic language.
While his dakwah activities are centred in the United States, his lecture sessions, which cover a variety of topics, are available on You Tube. His appeal largely stems from his ability to put religion in the relevant social context – his realistic approach and acknowledgement of the social background in which most people live – has made him popular especially among the young adults.
HOTD: What is your favourite surah/hadith?
Nowadays it’s Surah al Qasas.
HOTD: Which of the Companions of the Prophet do you identify closest with or is your favourite?
Mus’ab Ibn Umar Embassador of the Qur’an!
HOTD: Who are your modern day role models?
People you guys don’t know. Friends that are much older and have raised great children and I only wish to accomplish what they have with their kids.
HOTD: Someone wants to come back to Islam but doesn’t know where to start. What would you tell him?
The fact that they’re reading this means they already started. Talk to Allah and tell Him your situation. Ask Him for counsel. He will bring people and opportunities into your life you couldn’t even have imagined.
HOTD: What makes you stand out from other prominent dae’es is your relatively young age. What made you decide to take this path so early in life?