Dr. Abdullah Al Judai’ is one of the leading scholars of our time and a key reference-point for the Scholars in the West and beyond. He studied traditionally and received Ijaza from the leading scholars of Iraq. He is one of the founding members of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, an organisation bringing all the leading scholars in Europe working to unify the jurisprudence views between them in regards with the main fiqh (Islamic Law) issues that relate to the Muslim minorities living in the West. He too offers fatwa services to members of the Leeds community, fiqh courses and a weekly Qu’ran Tafseer (exegesis) class in LGM that is delivered in Arabic. The weekly Qu’ran class have been delivered for the past 20 years. Shaykh Abdullah Al Judai’ is well published, with tens of books, research papers and valuable publications which are well known worldwide.
In recent weeks, the classes have covered a simplified explanation to Al-jazari’s tajweed poem, and has now reached explanations about the use of letters. This is followed by a summarised lesson from a famous Tajweed textbook. The principles are then applied by looking at individual verses, followed by recitation. Recitation is initially by repeating after the Sheikh as a group, followed by reciting individually with the Sheikh correcting any errors. During summer months, the timing of the circle is Friday at 7.00 pm.