Maulana Zafar Abid

Maulana Zafar Abid

Maulana Zafar Abid was born and raised in Hyderabad, India.

He was sent to a Hifz institution in Hyderabad where he completed his Hifz (memorization of the Holy Quran) at the age of 10. Going on to study Islam further, he travelled across the country to a renowned institution, Jamiah Islamiah Talimuddin Dabhel in Gujrat, India where he spend the next several years studying Islamic Sciences, Tafseer ul Quran, Hadith, Aqeedah, Islamic Law (Fiqh) and Islamic history.

Succeeding his graduation in 1980 , he went on to serve as an Imam in Hyderabad, along with teaching Quran and Islamic studies. Maulana Zafar successfully became the headmaster of a massive institution in Hyderabad, Jamia Islamia Tajweedul Quran overlooking various Islamic subjects.

In 1997 at the age of 28, Maulana was sponsored by Darul Uloom al Islamiyyah (Islamic Academy of Canada) to Edmonton, Alberta to serve as the head-teacher. He successfully moved the academy to Surrey, BC and became the principal until 2012. After a treacherous event, he was forced to resign and start a new academy by the name of Darul Quran. Since then, he has been the founder and principal and Alhumdulillah has a record of over 60 graduated Huffaz under his supervision serving all parts of North America.

Maulana Zafar Abid has also been an integral part of Falcon Travel’ religious Team by providing guidance catering predominantly in the Urdu and Hindi language to Hujaj through falcon travel for over 15 years.

A selfless individual who has dedicated his life to the Muslim community in Canada. A Scholar, Preacher, Teacher/Professor with years of vast experience in teaching Quran for the past 30 years.

Education And Work History

  • 1980 Graduate as Hafiz of Quran.
  • 1980-1987 Successful completion of the tajweed and alim course. Taken at Jamiah Islamiah Talimuddin Dabhel, Gujarat India.
  • 1988-1992 Religious Minister Diploma.
  • 1990-1993 Imam and Scholar of the Holy Quran.
  • 1993-1997 Professor and Imam at Jamia Islamia Tajweed Ul Quran, India.
  • 1997-1999 Professor of the Holy Quran at Islamic Academy of Canada in Edmonton, AB.
  • 2000-2011 President and scholar of the Islamic Academy of Canada, Surrey, BC.
  • 2012-Present President and scholar at Darul Quran Academy Surrey, BC.