Sheikh Dr Muhammad al-Ninowy is a Syrian-American scholar and author based in Atlanta, Georgia, whose lineage is traced back to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Al-Ninowy is considered a muhaddith. In addition to a PhD in Islamic studies, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois, and a Doctor of Medicine degree.
He is the founding director of Madina Institute and Seminaries, the Center for Non-Violence and Peace Studies, and the charitable organization Planet Mercy, globally. Madina Institute is a fully accredited higher learning institution offering degree programs in Islamic studies, and is geared toward producing community leaders, thinkers, and scholars. Al-Ninowy is also the spiritual guide of the Alawi-Husayni-Ninowi Zawiyah; a Shadhili Rifa’i Sufi school. His latest release is: The Book of Love; a reflection book on Islam from the perspective of love.