Our Instructors


Born in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, Shaykh Abdulbary immigrated to the U.S. with his family. He grew up in Seattle, WA and began his studies at the Islamic University of Madinah. It was at the University that he befriended Muhammad Alshareef, as they sat next to each other in the first year of their studies. After graduating from Islamic University of Madinah’s College of Shariah, AbdulBary Yahya returned to Vietnam and Cambodia and became a teacher and director of the Umm al-Qura Charity Organization in Vietnam.

He is currently the Imam of Masjid Jaamiul Muslimeen in Seattle, WA. He also holds the positions of President of the Cham Refugee Community and Vice-President of the Islamic Center of Washington State.


Sheykh Mateen Ahmed Peracha is the founder of Al-Misbaah Institute (www.almisbaah.org), an online institute designed to promote the study of the Qur’an, Hadeeth, and Arabic. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan where he completed all his secular education. After working in the IT industry as a programmer for GM and graduating with a Bachelors in Computer Science from Wayne State University, he received an opportunity to study at the world renowned Islamic University of Madinah Munawwarah. After completing his diploma in Arabic studies at the University, he went on to pursue his study of the Islamic sciences completing a rigorous six year program with local Shuyookh in the Prophet’s city. Finishing third in his class in 2011, he received Ijazaat in classical texts and books of Hadeeth.

Sheykh Mateen is currently the Imam/Religious director at ICBN (Islamic Center of Bloomington-Normal) in Bloomington, IL, leading the community on the path to Allah (swt) and teaching subjects including: Arabic, Quran, and Hadeeth. He resides there with his wife and three children.subjects including: Arabic, Quran, and Hadeeth. He resides there with his wife and three children.

Born and Raised in the USA, Sheikh Mateen brings his unique style of instruction and curriculum combining the classical teachings of the past into implementation today.


Ustadh Waseem is a graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in Computer Science and a Bachelors in Islamic Studies with the Islamic University of North America. His passion is working with young Muslims to revive a sense of belonging and love of their deen. He has committed himself to teaching Islamic Studies and working as a Youth coordinator for the past decade.

His Islamic studies background also includes completing an Imam Certificate Program, designed for young leaders from America in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He has also studied in various intensive courses in Dawah, Arabic, Tajweed, Tafseer and Hadeeth studies and holds an Ijazah in the recitation of the Qur’an. He is continuing his studies in Arabic and the Islamic sciences with Sheykh Mateen and local scholars in Michigan while also studying a rigorous Tafseer course with Al-Huda Institute. Currently, he is the director of Islamic studies at the Michigan Islamic Academy in Ann Arbor, MI. He lives with his wife and four children in Detroit, Michigan.

Ustadh Waseem brings years of experience and an engaging style of instruction making the material easy to digest.