Shaykh Abdul Ali Qadir al-Tahiri
Shaykh Abdul Ali Qadir al-Tahiri was born in 1962 on the Malaysian island of Penang.
He is an eminent Master of the Islamic Sciences having become distinguished by studying with some of the great Masters of the previous generation. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Shaykh Ali has had some form of connection to all the traditional Shaykhs of Malaya, through their shared and interconnecting chains of transmission. The significance and distinction that the chain of transmission embodies is a certifiably uncorrupted and recorded link from teacher to student which finds its origin with the Master of the chain, the Prophet Muhammed (saw) which thus provides a framework which protects the literacy, definition and practical example of the original teachings.
Shaykh Ali has founded associations including The Unity Initiative and the Alamiyah Institute in the UK whilst also coordinating projects and teaching his students who are located worldwide examples of which include Malaysia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai,Turkey and Morocco. Despite his distinguished certifications, he has consistently made himself available to his students regardless of time of day or personal commitments. Shaykh Ali has worked tirelessly for over a decade at the heart of London's hard-to-reach inner city communities directly tackling ideological, psychological and social issues at the grassroots level through freely available classes and one-to-one sessions often addressing situations ranging from gang violence, drug/alcohol abuse to extremism to name a few.
The Islamic Behavioural Science finds its roots within the chain of transmission but has only recently been accurately formulated to be delivered in English by Shaykh Ali. This methodology not only corrects linguistic corruption but also tackles literal interpretation and employs Islamic Behavioral Science to counter the objective and relative sensory understanding of the Modernist interpretations that have given birth to reactionary absolutism and violence.