Islamic Institute of Toronto

Instructor’s bio

Dr. Hamid Slimi

Bio Details

Dr. Hamid Slimi is a Canadian Imam and Scholar, a Community developer and a religious leader of Islam in Canada. He has been serving as an Imam, Chaplain, Lecturer, Counsellor and Educator in different mosques (masjid in Arabic) and Islamic centers and Educational Institutions in Canada for over 13 years. He is currently the Chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams, member of the Fiqh Council and several Federal and Provincial Multi-Faith councils. He is also the founder and executive director of the Faith of Life Network, the Imam and resident scholar of Sayeda Khadija Centre in the Great Toronto Area, lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto and also a host and producer of Faith of Life TV shows and documentaries as well as the publisher of Faith of Life Magazine.

Dr. Hamid Slimi is specialised in Islamic studies and Law as well as Comparative World Religions. He holds two Masters degrees with High Honours in Islamic Sciences and Comparative Religion from Morocco and the United States of America respectively and has also earned his Ph.D. in Islamic Law/Jurisprudence from the United Kingdom.

He received both his traditional and academic learning in Morocco and attended other renowned institutions and universities in other parts of the world.

Imam Slimi has been educated in Arabic, French and English since his early age as a little child, under the guidance of his parents and his grand father Sh. Idris Kamal. Under many renowned scholars, he has been receiving intensive training and learning in many Islamic disciplines including Aqeedah, Fiqh, Usul-ul-Fiqh, Maqasid, Tafseer, Seerah, Qur'an and Hadith Sciences for many years. Both His Ijazah and Graduate Shahadat are in Fiqh - Islamic Jurisprudence - and Usul-ul-Fiqh - Fundamentals of Jurisprudence. His extensive research has been in the field of Jurisprudential Rules as well as al-Fiqh al-Muqaaran -Comparative Fiqh in the Four Madhabs

Books, Works & Publications by the Imam

  1. The Islamic Jurisprudential Rules of Mitigation and Alleviation (Arabic & French, 1993)
  2. Al-Dawaran fi al-Ahkam al-Shar'iyyah (Arabic, 1994)
  3. An Easy Guide to Hajj & Umrah (English, 2000)
  4. Terrorism: An Islamic Perspective (English, 2000)
  5. Hajj: Meanings & Rulings (English, 2003)
  6. Qur'anic Supplications (Arabic & English, 2006)
  7. Concept of Life in Islam (English, 2009)
  8. Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence (English - Under work)

 

Courses Taught By Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi

  1. Islamic Ethics and Spirituality (A six-semester Course based on Imam Ghazali's Ihya) - IIT
  2. An Introduction to Maqaasid Shari'ah (a two-semester course on the higher objectives in Islamic Law)