Shaykh Abdalla Idris Ali is a well-known North American Muslim public speaker, imam, and community leader. Shaykh Abdalla’s academic background combines both International Relations from the University of Toronto as well his Islamic knowledge in the areas of tafseer, shariah, and counselling. As a community leader, he served as the ISNA President for 5 years and as the ISNA Canada Islamic School principal for over a decade, where he was integral in implementing Islamic and Arab studies syllabuses for elementary and junior high students. He is currently a board member on the Board of Trustees for the Islamic Teaching Center and North American Islamic Trust.
Additionally, he serves on the Board of Advisors of the American Muslim Council and was a past-Board member of the Council of Islamic Schools in North America. Shaykh Abdalla is currently the Executive Director of ISNA Canada, where he holds weekly tafseer classes, and contributes monthly to ISNA Lanterns – ISNA Canada’s online publication. He lives with his family in Oakville, Ontario.