Jumuah Khutbah (Friday Sermon) delivered on the 1st of October 2010 by Ahsan Hanif at Green Lane Masjid, Birmingham UK, on the topic of the rights of animals in Islam (submission to God alone in peace) and the mercy of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saws) towards them.
Shaykh Ahsan Hanif hails from Birmingham, UK where he was born and raised. At the tender age of 13, he had already achieved one of his greatest milestones: committing the entire Qur’aan to memory. It was not surprising to learn that in the year 2000, he gained a scholarship to enter the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing his Arabic diploma, he graduated from the Faculty of Shari’ah in 2006 with honours. During his time in Madinah, he was fortunate enough to gain ijazah in the Qur’an as well as study under a number of well known scholars, such as Sh. Abdul Muhsin al-Abbad, Sh. Muhammad ibn Muhammad Mukhtar al-Shinqiti, Sh. Sulayman al-Ruhayli and many more.
He is currently one of the Imams and Khateebs of Green Lane Masjid and is also pursuing his PhD at the University of Birmingham.