Mohamed Ghilan - Al-Madina Institute Teacher

Mohamed Ghilan

Mohamed Ghilan is a Canadian Muslim originally born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to parents from Sudanese and Yemeni backgrounds. He attended high school after immigrating to Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eventually, Mohamed moved to Victoria where he obtained a B.Sc. with a major in microbiology (honours) and a minor in business administration.

In 2007 Mohamed began his full time studies in the Islamic Tradition after having made connections with several Muslim scholars. He has been consistently travelling over the past years to spend intensive extended periods studying various aspects of the Islamic sciences relating to Theology and Creed, Jurisprudence, Hadith, Foundational Principles (Usool), Arabic, Poetry, spiritual purification, and Qur’anic sciences.

Mohamed has previously given lectures on the biography of the Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him, Fundamentalism in Islam, Islam and science, the message of Islam, Jesus in the Qur’an, in addition to others. He has also taught an introductory course on Islamic Jurisprudence according to the Maliki School as well as an introductory course on Islamic Theology (‘Aqeedah).

Currently, Mohamed is pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Victoria, where he is studying the effects and molecular mechanisms of stress on the brain in children with Fragile X syndrome. He hopes his research can eventually be used to develop new therapies can be used to assist children with intellectual disabilities.


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Articles by Mohamed Ghilan


In an age where being busy and constantly on the go is praised, we need to emphasize the importance of staying silently still. 

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Our culture of shame and stigmatization of those struggling with problems we consider taboo is immensely harmful. To acknowledge a problem and…

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The reality is that radicalism is a political problem, not an Islamic one. It is well established now that the more observant a Muslim becomes, the…

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CVE is not just about deputizing Muslims for law enforcement. It is an outcome of the wholesale enlistment and manipulation of Islam to serve the…

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It is high time that we recognize the urgency of our need and responsibility to re-examine our limiting conception of Islam as a “religion”, and…

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Given the current status of the planet and practices in the animal agriculture industry, and the numerous relevant verses in the Quran and available…

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We live in a time in which collapse of technology could spell the collapse of ritual acts of Islam for most Muslims.

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Social media has pervaded not only our culture but our own personal and virtual identity. Its widespread influence has led to a social paradox: we…

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While it is important to be aware of the political, social, and economic forces at play in the world, and take them into account when appropriate,…

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Three Americans were awarded France’s highest honour, the Légion d’Honneur medal, for thwarting what appeared to be an attack on a train. Given the…

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There is a metaphysical effect to observing the Sacred Law that is undermined by its abandonment. Prayer is not a set of stretching exercises, the…

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The “Pearls of the Quran 2015” conference was a testament to what is possible. It was a realization of a yearning many Muslims have but are…

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