Isam Hanif Majeed
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Qari Sohaib Ahmed Mir Mohammadi was born in Pakistan in 1975. He studied in the College of the Holy Quran and Islamic Studies at the Islamic University of Madinah and has specialized in the ten readings of the Quran, Tajweed and Islamic Studies and Sciences. He studied from such famous scholars as Shiekh Hudhaifi for three years; his capabilities were enhanced under the supervision of Sheikh Hudhaifi and Dr. Ahmad Al Muqri for two years in the recording of Quran at Radio Quran – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He frequently delivered lectures at Hajj and Umrah season in Urdu on behalf of Madinah University at Masjid An-Nabawai. He had been an Imam at the main Mosques of Islamic University Madinah, Mosque Al-Farooq Al-Riyadh and Mosque ibn Baaz – Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
He has also written several books on Islamic values and code. He is the founder of The Quran College and Islamic Training Institute in Phool Nagar and at present serving as the Principal at the institute where he teaches Quran and Hadeeth Sciences, Tafseer, Qirat, the Arabic language and also supervises courses being held at girls’ campus.
How was your childhood? Were you a naughty child?
Both my parents belonged to practicing families. In fact, all the men of our locality were my father’s students, and all the women came to my mother to study Islam and the Quran. From our early childhood days, ever since we became conscious of ourselves, we were advised not to go outside and play with the kids in the street. We were only allowed to go outside to pray in the Masjid with our father, who kept us away from the reach of other kids. We learned from our parents’ cautious upbringing. At times, they did not even allow us to go to weddings and extravagant functions, because they could not let their Tarbiyah be ruined by the outside rowdiness and disturbances.
Where and how did you discover your potential to study in the field of Quran?
My father was a Hafiz-e-Quran himself and my entire family was involved in the service of Quran. My elder brother did his specialization, M Phil, from Madinah University. His recording was done in Al-Fahd complex and on Saudi radio. He was also an Imam. He had the highest degree of Sanad in Pakistan (Sanad is a chain of Sheikhs, who taught correct way of recitation, leading back to Rasulullaah). I started my Quran recitation and Hifz from home, along with my school studies. When my brother returned from Saudi Arabia, I completed my Quran Hifz under him.
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