Join the Imam Tahir Anwar Fan Page on Facebook!
Alhamdulillah one of my favorite scholars who I hold dear to my heart has had a fan page set up for him on Facebook. For those of you who have been to the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference/Retreat or attended the Rihla, Imam Tahir’s adab, knowledge, and humility speaks for itself. Our hearts should leap with joy every time a scholar becomes more accessible to us via technology because its another means to acquire knowledge that benefits. Rather than wasting our time online playing farmville or engaging in shenanigans, it might be a better use of our time to keep the company of the ‘Ulema.
The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “A person is likely to follow the faith of his friend, so look whom you befriend.”
So take a moment and look at your friends on facebook. Are they people of dhikr (remembrance), salawat (prayers on the prophet), and ‘ilm (sacred knowledge) or are they people of ghaflah (heedlessness) who spend their time seeking out one pleasure or the next?
You can join Imam Tahir’s fan page here:
Here are some other fan pages you can join as well:
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
Imam Zaid Shakir
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Imam Tahir’s Biography
Imam Tahir Anwar is an American Muslim Imam (religious leader) who has been around Imams since the day he was born. Namely his father and grandfather (his first teachers), and his two brothers, who are also both Imams in California.
Born in London, Imam Tahir moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1983 and made San Jose his home. Upon completing his religious studies in India, he has been serving as the Imam of one of the oldest masjids in the country, the Islamic Center of San Jose, since 2001. He is also the head of the Islamic Studies Department, and a teacher at Granada Islamic School in nearby Santa Clara, an institution in its 26th year.
After serving on the Human Rights Commission for the City of San Jose for over 5 years, Imam Tahir now serves on the Human Relations Commission for the County of Santa Clara. He also sits on Zaytuna College’s Management Committee as well as other panels and boards.
Imam Tahir has been leading a group to perform Hajj for several years, with CNN twice covering this pilgrimage. These days, he travels around the globe to deliver the message of Islam to the masses, and currently resides in San Jose, California with his wife and two sons.
May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) preserve our ‘Ulema and enable us to benefit from them in this life and the next. Ameen!