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The Uncompromisables - Sh. Alaa Elsayed

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Published on Jun 13, 2011

Sh. Alaa Elsayed speaks on the topic of al-Walaa wal-Baraa (Loyalty and Disownment). What we can compromise on as Muslims, and what we can not.

The Uncompromisables - Sh. Alaa Elsayed

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Sheikh Alaa was born in Cairo and lived in Egypt until he was 15 years old. During his youth, he spent his time as the goalie for the Junior National Team and moved to Canada in the late 1970's, where he lived in Toronto.

Sheikh Alaa worked as a Vice-President of Business Development for an international company, and during this time he competed and placed first in the 1992 Bermuda Triathlon.

Sheikh Alaa has studied for his Bachelors in Shari'ah from the American International University, and has earned a scholarship from the Shari'ah Academy in Egypt/Florida. Sheikh Alaa has also received his Ijazah of Qur'an recitation for Hafs an Asim, studied comparative religion for five years through the IPCI in South Africa, and was on the board of director of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.

Sheikh Alaa currently lives in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) with his wife and three children. He is a member of Canadian Council of Imams; he's also a member of Horizon Interfaith Communication Media Council. Prior to this he was an Imam for Muslim Council of Calgary and acted as its media spokesperson. He has hosted Vision of Islam, a weekly television show which runs throughout Alberta, Canada. He also appeared as a speaker on Islam on various television channels. Sheikh Alaa was a member of the Calgary Multi-Faith Committee, and a member of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Committee. Sheikh Alaa received the Alberta Centennial award by the Alberta Government in 2005, granted to him for his outstanding service to the Alberta community.

Currently Sheikh Alaa is the Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Centre of Canada-ISNA. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director for the Canadian Islamic Congress. Sheikh Alaa is tutor with AlKauthar and is also the director of internal & external affairs for Mercy Mission world. Like DigitalMimbar on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/TheMimbar
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