Sunnah I'tikaf

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This website is dedicated to the Sunnah I’tikaf program conducted by Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed (db)

Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed

Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed is a qualified Islamic scholar and university academic in the field of Islamic studies, specializing in Qur’an, Hadith, Law, History, Spirituality, and Ethics. Born and raised in Manhattan, he has travelled extensively and spent many years pursuing an intensive full-time study of the classical disciplines of Islamic learning and was awarded formal certifications as an ‘Alim and Mufti.

For the past 20 years, he has formally guided seekers on the spiritual path of becoming closer to Allah (Swt) and regularly delivers talks and offers courses at universities, masjids, and institutions of learning in countries across the UK, Europe, and South Africa.

In addition to this, he holds a Bachelors from the University of Chicago and a Masters from the University of Oxford. Currently he is serving as a Doctoral Fellow in Islamic Intellectual History at the Berlin Graduate School.

The Shaykh has established academies offering free education in classical Islamic learning and spirituality through both live and online courses for men and women around the world. In 2009, the Shaykh with his respected wife Alimah S. Ahmed, founded Zaynab Academy Online – the first all-women’s online Islamic educational institute. Visit to learn more. Also, many of the past recordings and live lectures of the Shaykh can be heard at