Sh. Ammar’s BIOAmmar Shahin was born in Cairo, Egypt where he began his Islamic training at a young age under the supervision of his father who was the sheikh of their village. He memorized the Qur’an at the age of twelve in various modes of recitation. He continued his Islamic education, graduating from the Institute for Preparation of Preachers with a diploma in Islamic studies as well as studying at Al-Forqan Institute. He then traveled to the United States in 1999 where he studied computer engineering. He continued to study with many scholars, receiving from them ijazaat (licenses) in various Islamic sciences. His studied included studying the Maliki madhhab. He also pursued a B.A. at Al-Azhar University in the Islamic Sciences and Arabic language, and received a B.A. and M.A. at the Islamic University of Minnesota in Islamic Studies. He has been an Imam in various mosques across the United States, and currently he is the Imam at the Islamic Center of Davis. His studies includes the Maliki ,Shafi’e and Hanbali School of thoughts . The sheikh holds Quran Ijazah in different mode of recitation with a chain connected to the prophet peace be upon him . He Studied with great scholars of our time with Ijazah ( licenses to narrate ) the six books of sunnah , Fundamentals of Fiqh, Fiqh Tafseer, etc , from many of therm such as Sheikh Abdullah AlObaied , Sheikh Waleed Almenessi , Sheikh Abu Khalil Sylvester , Sheikh Mohammed Hassan , Sheikh ahmed hutaybah , Sheikh wahid Bali And many more .
Annual Hajj & Umrah
Sheikh Ammar leads Hajj & Umrah groups on an annual basis with Zidni Islamic Institute & Aqra Travel. The sheikh is very experienced in leading groups, having hosted over 6 trips to the Haramain. Join him in 2020 for Spring Break Umrah or Hajj!Zidni.Tours