Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia
Shaykh Mohammed Amin is a Muslim scholar, mentor and the Founder of Darul Qasim, a college of traditional Islamic higher learning headquartered in the Glendale Heights suburb of Chicago. Shaykh Amin is an active advocate of the classical Sunni tradition of Islamic scholarship, a passionate promoter of traditional Islamic sciences and methodologies of teaching and learning.
At Darul Qasim, Shaykh Amin presently serves as Director with a trained faculty studying under him and serving alongside him. Along with his teaching duties at Darul Qasim, Shaykh Amin serves in an advisory capacity to academic think tanks and universities such as the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. His advice and instruction have been sought in disciplines ranging from Islamic legal theory to Islamic financial theory, and most notably Islamic bioethics.
Shaykh Amin is regarded internationally as an expert theologian and an authority in the fields of Islamic philosophy and theosophy. He has also advised many Muslim schools in the United States on the formulation and execution of an Islamic curriculum.
Through all of this, ShaykhAmin is continually engaged with a diverse following of mentees. His deep knowledge in the Islamic tradition and his aggressive engagement of and preoccupation with contemporary issues facing everyday Muslims in the West has endeared him to young professionals all over. He is often found at the Darul Qasim Main Campus or at surrounding community centers, dispensing knowledge or offering counsel.