Sheikh Usama al-Sayyid al-Azhari is an Azhari scholar and Senior Fellow of Kalam Research & Media (KRM). He teaches Hadith, Logic, and Islamic Creed at the renowned Al-Azhar Mosque’s Riwaq al-Atrak in Cairo, Egypt. He also holds a teaching post in the Faculty of Usul al-Din and Da‘wah at Al-Azhar University, Egypt.
Sheikh Usama was chosen by the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Sheikh Ali Gomaa to deliver the Friday sermons on his behalf in the Sultan Hassan Mosque from 2005 and until late 2009. In 1999 he graduated with distinction, from the Faculty of Usul al-Din and Da‘wah, al-Azhar University, Egypt. The same faculty, in 2005, awarded him an MA in Hadith and its Sciences. Currently he is a PhD candidate in the same field of research.
He studied with many esteemed scholars from all over the Islamic world, acquiring numerous ijazat all testifying to his accepted position in the unbroken-chains of transmission known as isnad essential in the field of Islam sciences and scholarship.
His scholarly body of works includes the seminal Ihya’ Ulum al-Hadith (The Revival of the HadÏth Sciences); al-Madkhal ila Usul al-Tafsir (An Introduction to the fundamentals of Tafsir); al-Ihya’ al-Kabir l-Ma’alem al-Manhaj al-Azhari al-Munir (Towards a Grand Renewal: The Salient Features of the Azhari Approach); and an introduction to al-Nibras. Sheikh Usama’s forthcoming titles are Asanid al-Misryyin and Al-‘alaqah baina al-Fiqh wa Usuli.