Farghana Institute
About Farghana Institute


Shaykh As'ad Muhammad Saeed as-Sagharji

Visiting Scholar and advisor

Shaykh As'ad Muhammad Saeed as-Sagharji lives in Damascus. He is one of the greatest Faqihs (jurists) of Syria. He is author of the famous work "al-Fiqh al-Hanafi wa Adillatuhu". In addition to his authority as a great Jurist he is also a profoundly spiritual personality and is a murshid, spiritual guide, in the Shadhili spiritual path.

His works are included as part of syllabuses in Islamic colleges and universities all over the world including at the prestigious al-Azhar of Egypt. Shaykh as-Sagharji is the Head Imam of renowned Jami'ah Masjid 'Umawi (Ummayad Mosque), comprising 7 permanent imams who are among the religious authorities and scholars of Syria. He is currently teaching students at Farghana Institute.

Shaykh Muhammad Ramadan Qadri

Principal of Farghana Institute

Shaykh Muhammad Ramadan al-Qadri has studied various disciplines under Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri for over 10 years covering a wide range of classical texts. These include al-Shifa of Qadi `Iyad, Fawz-ul-Kabiir of Imam Shah Waliullah and numerous other texts, especially in the field of spirituality where he covered the Mathnavi of Rumi.

His others teachers include Shaykh al-Hadith Mi'raj al-Islam and Mufti Abdul Qayyum Hazarvi under whom he excelled in the various Islamic disciplines and arts. The Shaykh possesses various Ijazat (teaching licenses) from his teachers; particularly certain unique and elevated chains from Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri. The Shaykh is a gifted and prolific speaker and has numerous students across the world.

Many qualified scholars from Jamia al-Islamia Minhaj-ul-Qur'an are from among his students. He currently resides in Manchester and teaches traditional sciences at Farghana Institute.

Muhammad Ramadan al-Azhari

Brother Ramadan, a resident of Rochdale completed his secondary and further education in his home town of Rochdale. Then he went on to study for a BA Honours in Islamic Studies at the Jamia al-Karam Islamic University in Nottinghamshire. Where, under the guidance of the honourable Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada he completed the traditional Dars-e-Nizami syllabus. This also led to him spending two years in Jamia al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt where he completed his BA in Islamic Studies.

Brother Ramadan is currently working as an Urdu teacher, teaching and serving the community at Farghana Institute.

Qari Muhammad Mubashir Anwar

Brother Mubashir commenced Hifz-ul-Qur'an at a very early age in his home town of Manchester. He began reciting the Holy Qur'an to admiring audiences in public at the tender age of 10. He completed the memorisation of the Qur'an and thus became a Hafiz with Shaykh Abdur-Raziq al-Azhari at Jami'a Masjid al-Husayn in Cairo, Egypt.

Whilst in Egypt he was authorised via oral permission in recitation and sought advice from various Qurra including Shaykh al-Muqri' Ahmad Amir al-Azhari, Shaykh al-Qari Muhammad Jibreel, and Shaykh Ahmad Nu'aina. During his time in Egypt he also studied Arabic Language and Arabic Musical notes/modes (Maqamaat) in Cairo.