Shaykh Mohammad Ishtiaq


Shaykh Mohammed Ishtiaq was born and raised in Bradford, England. He was blessed with the opportunity to study at M'ahad al-Fath al-Islami in Damascus, Syria, where he spent 5 years. Shaykh Ishtiaq was blessed with the opportunity to spend over six months in the illuminated city of Tarim, Hadramaut (Yemen) where he studied Dawah with notable teachers such as Shaykh Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Shaykh ‘Umar Hussain al-Khateeb and Shaykh Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Aydrus.

Upon arrival from his studies, Shaykh Ishtiaq was appointed as the Imam of Madni Jamia Masjid (Bradford) in 2009. He moved to Michigan in 2010 and taught at the IAGD Hifz Program from 2011 to 2013. He served as the Director of Quran and Islamic Studies at Huda School in Franklin, MI.  He was the principle of Islamic Association of Greater Detroit (IAGD) Weekend School from 2013 to 2016. He led the group for Umrah in 2017 through Miftaah Institute.  Currently he is the Chaplain at the University of Michigan and an Instructor at Miftaah Institute. Shaykh Ishtiaq is known for his humor and humbleness.