Dr. Julie Lowe has ijaza in the 10 variant recitations of the Quran, and has been teaching tajweed at the Islamic Institute of Toronto since 2012. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in the area of Islamic Law. Her previous studies include a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of London (UK) as well as a law degree (JD) from Queen’s University. She has also studied Arabic and the traditional Islamic sciences in Amman, Jordan, as well as locally.
Yasir Qadhi is the Resident Scholar of the East Plano Islamic Center and Dean of The Islamic Seminary of America. He is one of the few people who has combined a traditional Eastern Islamic seminary education with a Western academic training of the study of Islam. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences, and then completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah. He then returned to America, and completed a PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University.