Shaik Naseem was born in Labasa, Fiji Islands, where he completed his early education. Soon after he completed high school, he was blessed with a scholarship to study in the world’s prestigious Islamic University of Madinah, where he completed his Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences and graduated with a BA in Islamic law. Shaik Naseem has taught at numerous schools across Australia, Fiji, and delivered talks in Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, New Zealand, Maldives, India and other countries. He has a unique style of keeping youth engaged in his programmes and has empowered the community through educational talks, workshops and recreational programmes. Shaik Naseem has a passion in the fields of education, Tarbiyah, community, youth and charity work. Currently, he is empowering kids, teens and youth in Australia.
His vision for the future is to walk in the footsteps of the prophets and their companions to impart the knowledge which Allah (swt) has blessed him with and create excellent leaders for the Ummah and world at large, Insha’Allah.
Hiba got in touch with him to learn more about him and his work.
Where did you get the motivation to do Dawah work?
I got my motivation from my Islamic education teacher, who was originally from Sudan. He was a very successful international Daaee, who was sent to Fiji as a Muslim ambassador to educate and inspire Muslims. I was taught, mentored and coached by Shaikh Abdul Majeed, who served as a Daaee, Imaam, teacher, motivational speaker and counsellor.
I was further inspired, when I got to study and understand the story of Hijrah in the Islamic University of Madinah. That there is a special element in a story, when it is told by the people who have been working in that particular field, that just leaves an everlasting mark. The Makkan people had nothing with them, yet they did not hesitate to give to others. They sacrificed everything and were ready to give for the sake of Allah (swt) their wealth, family, children and themselves. When they were feeling depressed, the Prophet (sa) comforted them.
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