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In the name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Most Gracious
As Salaamu Aalikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
Known as Imam Yousaf Misbahi Thaqafi. The title Misbahi refers to the one who is graduated from Darul Uloom Ashrafiyyah, India as an Alim while the Thaqafi refers to the one who is post graduated from Jamiah Markazu Thaqafati Ssunniyyah, India.
He was born and brought up in Kerala, India. Completed primary and secondary education in his hometown and then joined one of the Dars centres for advanced studies in Arabic and Islamic Studies. After completing an active eight years of study, he traveled to Uttar Pradesh for gaining further skills in different Madhaahib and Urdu language.
He came back to Kerala and joined Jamiah Markazu Thaqafathi Ssunniyyah, one of the largest Islamic institutions in Asia for achieving post graduate level in Islamic and Arabic studies.
Traveled to Zimbabwe to take up the position of Imam and Islamic studies teacher in one of the mosques in Bulawayo.
Moved to Lilongwe, Malawi and helped to establish the Institution of Islamic Education and Culture.
Was sponsored by Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) to serve as an Imam at Islamic College of Brisbane.
Resigned from ICB to fulfil his dream of gaining a degree from one of the Australian universities.
Graduated with a degree in behavioural studies from Swinburne University of Melbourne.
Proactively managing Madrassas at Rochedale mosque and Logan mosque in Brisbane.
Presently teaching Islamic Studies, Qur’an and Qur’anic Arabic at Australian International Islamic College (AIIC).
In addition to English, he is also skilled in a number of other languages including Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and Malayalam.
He has visited a number of countries for delivering lectures on a number of Islamic topics. Some of the countries that he visited include:
UK, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Botswana, Oman, UAE, Fiji, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
He also attended a few meetings and conferences in and around Australia including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Currently he has been elected as the secretary of Council of Imams Queensland.
He has prepared the book of Qiraa’atee as a Qur’an learning foundation book. This book is currently used by some of the Madrassas which give priority for the global standard Othmani script.
Imam Yousaf has also nearly completed the book of 40 Hadeeth in both Arabic and English with fair commentaries. This collection of Hadeeth is mainly intended to assist youth for improving their behaviours and manners.
He is also a registered minister of religion for the purpose of solemnising marriages.