Shaykh Imadudeen Abu Hijleh is originally from Palestine and has lived in the U.S for over two decades.
He founded the Razi Institute (1992) and many of his students who completed their studies have gone on to start their own institutes of Islamic studies. He has also taught at the MSA (Harvard), Cambridge MA and Manchester College, (New Hampshire).
Shaykh Imadudeen has studied many classical books in the Shariah sciences, such as: Quranic Sciences, Hadith and its methodology, Fiqh and its methodology, Theology, Spiritualism, and the Seerah. He has received ijazas or "permissions to teach" in these sciences as well as chains of transmissions that trace back to the Prophet, (may Allah bless him and grant him peace).
Shaykh Imadudeen has been studying, teaching and writing. He has authored many books, covering various Islamic topics such as Aqidah, Fiqh, Zakat, Fasting, Family Matters, Ahadith and Spirituality. Some of these books are currently been translated into English and are being used as references for many scholars around the world. The Shaykh participates in dawah programs in diverse places such as the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Currently, he is a resident Scholar and Imam of Middletown Islamic Center.