Shaykh Issa is a graduate of University of Damascus, School of Shari’ah. He was an Imam of a historic Masjid in Aleppo, Syria for years, before he came to the U.S.A., where he is currently the Imam of Masjid Hamzah in Alpharetta, Georgia. He specializes in the Sciences of Tajwid (Proper Quranic Recitation & Pronunciation) according to the narration of Hafs by ‘Asim, Hanafi & Shafi’i Fiqh (Jurisprudence), and Ihsan (Spirituality / Purification). Among his teachers are his father Al-Sayyid Yahya bin Muhammad (ra), his brother Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, Shaykh Rajab Deeb, Shaykh Mohammad Saeed Ramadan al-Buti, Shaykh Ramadan al-Buti, Shaykh Nadim al-Shihabi, Shaykh Bakri Hiyani, and many others. We are honored to have Shaykh Issa with us and he is slated to teach Sirah al-Nabawiyyah this year.