Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Imam Afroz and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani were all direct students of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. It has been my dream since 10 years ago to travel to Zaytuna College in the US to study directly under Shaykh Hamza. But I guess it is not time yet. Met Imam Afroz Ali in Sydney some 7 years ago and he shared his dream of having everyone to access knowledge from Shaykh Hamza and his peers although they cannot be physically there. Keep dreaming and it will one day come true, as I learnt from that meeting. Almost a year ago, seekersguidance.org was established by the core students of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf himself, especially his prodigy Shaykh Yahya Rhodus.
And there are students from remote Azerbaijan all the way to Fiji to Finland, swelling the numbers of online students up to more ten thousand in just less than a year. And it is free for all, running only on donations to keep the server running and paying IT staff. For that, they produce world class university quality education for free for general masses who wish to seek. And there are also those who tirelessly work to make the portal going and all those country representatives from Sarajevo to South Africa to Calgary to Birmingham to Perth etc.. All the 20 or so country representatives who run the seekers circles every week without fail in their respective cities/towns, only He can reward you people for your time/efforts/money etc just so lay people like myself can continue to seek knowledge.
So would you want to meet these special people? These are my role models. I am learning from them currently. Wanna come? It’s in Terengganu, next April. Just nice for us as by then we are free from our current commitment. Jom ber-retreat!