Islamic Science and Research Academy, ISRA, is an academic institute founded on the desire to properly educate Muslims in Islamic studies, produce and support religious scholars, provide resources and programs for the Muslim-American community and build bridges amongst the communities in which we live in. ISRA foundation was founded in 2015 by Mufti Mohammed Wasim Khan and began as an online initiative, but has now evolved into an organization with a diverse academic presence by the will of Allah subhanawata’ala.
The mission of ISRA Foundation is to provide authentic, reliable, and accessible Islamic education to the broader Muslim community; inspire youth to become the next generation of scholars; support scholars globally; and emphasize the importance of adab and akhlaq in all our daily conduct.
- Khateeb Notes
- Hajj and Umrah
Mufti Mohammed Wasim Khan
Dean and Director
Mufti Mohammed Wasim Khan was born in Dallas, Texas and began his journey in Islamic knowledge at a very young age. After spending considerable months improving his Quran recitation at Jami’atul ‘Ilm Wal-Huda in the UK, Mufti Wasim embarked on a decade-long ‘Aalim training program. After studying in 4 different continents, Mufti Wasim graduated in 2010 from Dar-ul-Uloom Zacharriyah University. After graduation, Mufti Wasim studied an additional 2 years at Dar-ul-Uloom Zacharriyah to complete the Iftaah course (for learning the discipline of giving fatawa) and to further specialize in the sciences of Tafseer, Hadith and Fiqh – fields in which he holds multiple ijazaat. Mufti Wasim currently holds the second shortest sanad in the world to the Prophet Mohammed (s) through the sanad of Maulana Mekki Hijazi. Amongst his most prominent teachers are Mufti Ridhaa ul Haq, Sheikh Makki Hijazi, Sheikh Shoaib Arnaoot, Sheikh Muhammed Awwamah and Sheikh Mohammed Ali Saabuni.
In addition to currently serving as the Director and Dean of ISRA Foundation, Mufti Wasim is a regular speaker across North America at conferences, workshops, youth programs, social services events, and development programs. In 2014, Mufti Wasim joined the Institute of Islamic Education in Illinois as a full time teacher, teaching Aqeedah, Hadith, and Fiqh among other subjects. In 2015, Mufti Wasim presented his thesis on abortion at the American Muslim Jurist Assembly (AMJA), making him the youngest presenter at this conference. Mufti Wasim is extensively involved in the communites of Houston and Dallas, TX, active in counselling, interfaith work, community representation, and teaching classes at various institutions.
Some of Mufti Wasim’s projects over the past few years include the founding of ISRA Foundation; the national fatwa hotline, which allows individuals to text questions and receive responses within 24 hours; and Khateeb Notes, a medium whereby 300 scholars from 6 continents exchange weekly Khutbah notes. Mufti Wasim serves as the Vice-President of his family business, Caravan Travel, through which he takes regular Hajj and Umrah groups.