Biography

Biography

Abu Ubeidah Almaqdisi



Abu Ubeidah, Fadi Yousef Kablawi, was born on Saturday night the 11th of Safar 1398 A.H, equal to the 21st of January 1978 in Amman, Jordan.

Upon his completion of the eleventh grade in Jordan, Abu Ubeidah moved to the United States in 1995 with his family, unable to speak any English.  He went on to finish his high school education.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida International University in Miami, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.

After that, Abu Ubeidah attended The University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine; one of only three Ivy League dental schools, alongside Harvard and Columbia. He completed his doctoral degree in dental medicine and graduated from the school in 2005.

Throughout his undergraduate and graduate studies, Abu Ubeidah was able to achieve the highest levels of academic honors as well as community service contributions.  He presided over the Muslim Student Association at FIU, as well as being the founder of the MSA for the Muslim dental students at UPENN.

While attending the University of Pennsylvania, he started searching for the pure knowledge of Islam. During this period he diligently read and listened to many scholars and Da`iyahs throughout the Muslim world, until he enrolled in the Islamic Academy in Riyadh via correspondence. He was able to finish the program in Islamic Shari’ah in three years, studying directly under professors from the major universities in the Muslim world.

He went on after that to receive multiple Ijazahs in the sciences of sharia. He memorized and recited the whole Quraan over sheikh Waleed Al-mineesee may Allah protect him via the riwayah of Hafs from Asim from tareeq Taybat Annashr; as well as he recited the whole Quraan on sheikha Ghadah Al-Bisheeti may Allah protect her via the riwayah of Warsh from Nafi' from tareeq Taybat Annashr. Also he was blessed to receive Ijazahs (dirayah and riwayah) of many books of Hadith, fiqh, Arabic Language and more, including but not limited to Sahih Al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Attirmidhi, Musnad Ahmad…'Umdat Al-Ahkaam, 'Umdat Al-Fiqh, The Forty Hadith of Imam An-Nawawi.

Alhadulillah, recently Dr. Kablawi achieved one of the highest honors a student of knowledge can achieve and that is the ijazah in the ten Qiraat (ten modes of recitations) via tareek Al-Shatibiyyah and Ad-Durrah. Also he received the ijazah in the four qiraat as-shadhah (الاعمش، اليزيدي، ابن محيصن، الحسن البصري). So all praise be to Allah.

He currently teaches different series in various masajid in South Florida. He is an instructor at Alkauthar Institute and Cordoba Academy.

In addition to his da`ua activities, he also runs his two dental clinics, Mecca Dental and Madina Dental.