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Sheikh Hacene Chebbani

Director of Religious Affairs 

Sheikh Hacene Chebbani was born in Algeria and has lived in Canada since 1997. In 1993, he graduated in Sharīah (BA) from the Islamic University of Madinah. While there, he took the opportunity to study Aqīdah, Fiqh, and Hadīth with some of the notable scholars of that blessed city. Sheikh Hacene also completed a Master's in Islamic finance from the UK in 2012. 
In Canada, Sheikh Hacene has worked in Islamic schools teaching the Arabic language and Islamic studies, serving as the Sharīah consultant and head-teacher for over six years.
Sheikh Hacene is currently an Imam in Calgary where he gives regular classes and counselling, leading the prayers for a diverse community. He is married, has five children and enjoys sports and reading in his spare time.

Education & Work

  • MA in Islamic Finance, University of Gloucestershire, UK

  • Bachelor of Shariah, Islamic University of Madinah, KSA

  • Studied in Aqidah, Fiqh and Hadith with some of the notable scholars of the blessed city

  • Has worked in Islamic schools teaching Arabic and Islamic studies

  • Has served as Shariah consultant and head-teacher

  • Areas of Interest: Islamic finances, family matters, current events, and the study of the proofs of prophethood

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