Sheikh Kamil Ahmad currently resides in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia, where he is pursuing Master’s degree in Aqeedah from Qassim University. He has also studied various classical texts in different Islamic disciplines under several scholars during his stay in Madinah and Qassim.
Tell us something about your childhood.
I was brought up in Toronto, Canada, where I was born. Obviously, as I grew up in a non-Muslim environment, I faced different challenges than someone, who grew up in a Muslim society. Alhamdulillah, due to the efforts of my parents, my siblings and I grew up in an Islamic environment within a good Muslim community, which allowed us to strive in a non-Muslim environment.
What brought you close to Allah (swt)?
It was not one particular individual but various Muslim scholars or preachers I used to listen to as a child. I used to go for lectures, which inspired me to a certain extent. When I was a teenager, certain events brought me closer to Allah (swt) such as seeing death, experiencing someone passing away and burying that person, which was the first time in my life that I was really moved. It really made me think about this life. I imagined myself in that grave and basically taught myself to take advantage of this life. We have only one life to live in doing what pleases Allah (swt).
What is your educational background and current professional commitment?
I completed my Bachelor’s degree from the Islamic University of Madinah. Currently, I am doing my Master’s from Al-Qassim University in Saudi Arabia. As for professional commitments, I work with various organizations in the profession of giving Dawah. It is not really a profession, but what I am dedicated to. One of those significant organizations is the Islamic Online University, where I work as professor.
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