For His Sake Alone


For His Sake Alone

Yahya Ibrahim discusses the continuous struggle that a Believer goes through every day towards achieving the differentiating factor between acceptance and rejection of every act of righteousness – sincerity (ikhlas)

What IS ikhlas?
What are the implications of sincerity in tawheed in our lives?
How does tawheed manifest itself in our daily lives, in all its different facets?

“And they were not commanded except to worship Allah , [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah. And that is the correct religion.” (Al-Quran, Surah Al-Bayyinah 98:5)

Twins of Faith @ Malaysia, 24-25 December 2011 – Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)



Ustadh Yahya Ibrahim was born in Waterloo, Canada. In his quest for authentic, classical Islamic knowledge, he travelled to meet and studied under some of the most prominent scholars of our era. While attending the University of Toronto, he would travel regularly during his free time to further his knowledge of Islam.

Being proficient in Arabic and English, he grew up translating live, for English audiences, Arabic lectures delivered by visiting Islamic dignitaries from all around the world. Yahya Ibrahim began memorising the Qurʾan at the age of 16 and finished 20 months later, receiving an ijāzah (certification). He began lecturing at the main mosques in Toronto at the age of 17 and has been involved in the Islamic community as a lecturer and translator since 1995, al-ḥamdu li’llāh.

Ustadh Yahya is blessed now to be living in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and two children – Shireen and Omar. He is a regular lecturer to Muslim and non-Muslim audiences there and around the world.

Since arriving in Australia, Ustadh Yahya was a religious adviser, and later a Deputy Principal of the largest Islamic school in Australia. Presently, Yahya is attached to Curtin University as an Islamic Chaplain. He is also a director of a retail company that has grown to 13 Halal food outlets based in shopping centres around Perth and soon, inshāʾAllāh, expanding nationally and internationally.

Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim travels in Australasia, Africa, South East Asia, Europe and Canada to deliver lectures on Islam and Muslims to a variety of audiences. He is committed to spreading a message to Muslims that empowers them spiritually and helps them integrate into the broader community. He is born in the west, raised in the west and lives in the west. A message of anti-militancy, religious tolerance, and moral universality are a part of his outlook.

AlKauthar welcomes him to our team of instructors and hopes to benefit from the knowledge and experience that he has gathered over many years.