Sh. Haitham Barazanji is Mishkah University’s CEO. He teaches Fiqh, Principles of Fiqh, Legal Maxims, Aqeedah and Seerah at Mishkah University. He has more than 20 years experience teaching Islamic Studies to American Muslims and in particular New Muslims, introducing them to the foundations of the faith, and discussing issues pertinent to Islam in America and the West. As an Imam and community leader in Tampa Florida, he regularly instructs local classes on Quranic Sciences and Tafseer and also serves as a marriage counselor. Sh. Haitham is also an accomplished software developer and is the President and CEO of WildBright Technologies, a company that develops information management solutions for schools and educators.
“Mishkah is a unique institution. It combines authentic Islamic knowledge with current time technology so that it is attainable for all Muslims in the West and the world. The amount of scholars of Islam who have come together to compile this great amount of authentic knowledge in every field of Islamic education is a phenomena. The fact that everyone can access this knowledge without having to travel or leaving one’s own comfort at home is a class by itself. It is a rewarding experience and a very exciting one.”
“My teaching philosophy is all based on empowering my students to challenge their minds so that they try to excel in reaching out for the highest possible stage of knowledge. It is all about making the experience of seeking knowledge an adventure travel from darkness to light. It is the satisfaction of knowing how, what and why, that is realized in the heart and is reflected in my student’s life, is what makes my work a success.”
Professional and Community Affiliations:
Member of Board of Trustees in Mishkah; Islamic Society of Pinellas County, Florida (Imam); Assembly of American Jurists of America – AMJA (Expert Member); North American Imams Federation – NAIF (Member)