Senior Faculty, Shaykh al-Hind Program
Shaykh Musa Sugapong was born and raised in San Diego, California. Two years after accepting Islam in 1998, he enrolled full time at the Madrasah Anwār al-ʿUlūm located there, gaining proficiency in Arabic grammar, morphology, literature, fiqh, tajwīd, and tārīkh. In 2002, he re-enrolled at San Diego State University in order to complete his secular education, simultaneously pursuing knowledge of the religious sciences. In 2003 he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Religious Studies and returned his full attention to Islamic studies.
In 2004, he enrolled into Damascus University’s Department of Language where he completed the course’s highest level, receiving a certificate of proficiency in the Arabic language. He then enrolled into The Institute of Arabic for Foreigners where he also received a certificate of proficiency having completed their course’s highest level.
In 2006, he moved to Elgin, Illinois and enrolled at the Institute of Islamic Education (IIE) where he studied the various Islamic sciences for two and a half years. He finally traveled to Camperdown, South Africa, where he completed his hadith studies at the Madrasah Inʿāmiyyah. It was there that he was granted authorizations in the six authentic collections of hadith (ṣiḥāḥ sittah), the two Muwaṭṭas (of Imam Mālik and Imam Muḥammad), and the Sharḥ al-Maʿānī al-Āthār of Imām al-Ṭaḥāwī.
In 2011, Shaykh Musa became an instructor of Darul Qasim and is now a senior faculty member.