Who We Are
The origins of "Suffa" can be traced to Islam's early history beginning with "Ashab as-Suffa" or companions of the Bench. These Companions of the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) lived and studied with the prophet in his masjid in Madinah. From A the beginning of the Prophet's mission, education was the key tool in understanding and propagating the Deen of Allah.
Dr. Yusuf Kavakci wished to continue this legacy of the Prophet and his Companions by establishing Ashab as-Suffa here in the West and in our time.Suffa Islamic Seminary's mission is to continue the long tradition of Islamic education by training and developing morally sound and intellectually creative scholars, leaders and imams through an integrated study of classical Islamic texts and modern social theories so that they will serve, guide and advance Muslim communities.