Importance of Education in Islam - AbdulBary Yahya
admin » 4pm - November 21, 2011
The importance of education and literacy in Islam. Taken from the lecture, "Practical Lessons from the Seerah for the Modern Age" at Peace Conference 2009 by Sheikh Abdul Bary Yahya.
"Look at the state of the Ummah, someone like me who should be giving karate lessons, is teaching you about Islam" -AbdulBary Yahya
Abdul Bary Yahya was born in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and very soon thereafter immigrated to the USA with his family. He grew up in Seattle, WA, USA. After completing his primary and secondary education there he began his studies at the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
Upon graduation from the Islamic University of Madinah's College of Shariah, Abdul Bary Yahya returned to Vietnam and Cambodia and became a teacher and director of the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society in Cambodia and the Umm Al Qura Charity Organization in Vietnam.
He presently resides in Seattle, WA with his family, and is an instructor with Al Maghrib Institute, an organization that provides trademark double-weekend seminars leading students towards a bachelor's degree in Islamic Studies. He is currently the Imam (spiritual leader and advisor) of Masjid Jaamiul Muslimeen in Seattle, WA, USA