Dr Farhat Hashmi
Dr. Farhat Hashmi, daughter of the (late) scholar Abdur Rehman Hashmi, is a mother of four, and comes from the Indo-pak subcontinent.
She received her Ph.D in Hadith Sciences from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Al-Huda International Welfare Foundation, established in 1994, is the brainchild of Dr. Farhat and her husband, Dr. Idrees Zubair, who are actively involved in the promotion of Islamic education and the service of mankind.
The twin aims of this ever-expanding organization is to promote proper Islamic values on an educational and research-oriented basis, as well as to provide all possible humanitarian support to the needy and the afflicted.
Dr Idrees Zubair
Dr. Idrees Zubair comes from a scholarly family of Multan Pakistan.
In 1977 he completed his Islamic Education from his father the (late) renowned religious scholar Abu Tayyab Shams Al Haqq Masood.
In 1980 he obtained an M.A in Arabic from the Punjab University Lahore.
In 1983 he joined the department of Usool-ud-Deen in the Islamic International University Islamabad.
In 1989 he completed his PhD in Hadeeth Sciences from Glasgow University, and in 1998 joined the Islamic Research Institute Islamabad as Associate Professor, in the department of Qur’an and Hadeeth.
In the year 2000 he was appointed as a Professor in Hadeeth and as the Chairman of the Department of Hadeeh and Seerah at Allama Iqbal Open University, but in the year 2002 he resigned due to his commitments at AlHuda.
He has played a major role in founding the Organization and has taught in its various institutes in Pakistan.
Currently he resides in Canada with his family and teaches at AlHuda Institute Canada and is also an Academic Advisor at the institute.
He has written several articles in Urdu, English and Arabic and has also authored several books.