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Yasir Qadhi, Zakir Naik, Bilal Phillips, Yasser Fazaqa “Mini-Mes”


I think Saleem al-Amry’s mini-me is the best of all. Yasir’s mini-me disappeared quickly though there was no doubt about who he was representing! Who’s your favorite? (Hat-tip Reem S.)

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  1. Yasir Qadhi

    April 29, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Subhan Allah….ajeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeb jiddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

    I missed this part, I had to leave early. Maybe it was best!!! ;)


  2. SaqibSaab

    April 29, 2008 at 6:46 PM


  3. Amad

    April 29, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    But indeed they should have dressed YQ-mini-me in black shalwar kameez… fatal error.

  4. ibnabeeomar

    April 29, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    oh man that was hilarious!

  5. AnonyMouse

    April 29, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    *Dies laughing*
    My whole family had a blast watching that!!!!! Masha’Allah, mini-Sheikh-S.M. really hit it :D

  6. ibnabeeomar

    April 29, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    the yaser fazaqa one was pretty good too

  7. Sami

    April 29, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Haha, that was really funny.

    I will share this on a different website, Sh. Hussein’s one is the best.

  8. Hermana

    April 29, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Entertaining yet creepy!

  9. Mansoor

    April 29, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    OMG LOL Just loved it soo much. and Shaykh Abdul Raheem Green was about to fall down with laughter attack LOL All Shyookh look so cute Masha’Allah :)

  10. theManOfFewWords

    April 29, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    LOL … this was brilliant … we should do one for the almaghrib instructors at the next ilm fest.

  11. FearAllah

    April 29, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Toooooooo cuuute masha’Allah!
    May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala make them the next generation of shuyookh and allow them to benefit the ummah like their shuyookh counterparts ;)

  12. AnonyMouse

    April 29, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    And people say “conservative Muslims” aren’t funny… hah!

  13. Osman

    April 29, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    LOL, that was hilarious,

    They should try to do this in one the NA conferences. It would be amazing.

  14. Yus from the Nati

    April 29, 2008 at 11:50 PM


    Wow. That was HILARIOUS.

  15. Faraz

    April 30, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    That was incredibly bizarre. Very surreal.

  16. tabman

    April 30, 2008 at 12:48 AM

    Mashallah I feel happy seeing them, when I was there age I wanted to imitate actors and what not. Inshallah our upcoming generation is better then us, at least they are getting a chance to listen to good people they are trying to imitate.

  17. True Virtues

    April 30, 2008 at 12:48 AM

    LOL That was Golden.

  18. Abs

    April 30, 2008 at 1:48 AM

    Haha I loved that!

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  21. Sunie

    April 30, 2008 at 8:05 AM

    “leTTs anaLiize” Dr.Naik, in a thick Indian accent. HA HA.

  22. Harun

    April 30, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    MashaaAllah for inspiring the kids! =)

    But to be honest, I was a little surprised at this because I thought the majority of scholars would at least frown upon the use of fake beards and such things that might come under altering the creation of Allah swt.

    Am I mistaken?

  23. Yaser Birjas

    April 30, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Amazing…I couldn’t help but laugh :)

    May Allah make of them the true future scholars of Islam.

  24. ali

    April 30, 2008 at 5:38 PM


    i wanna see the mini-me of Imam Abdul Malik….ohhhh snap!

  25. UmmeSahar

    April 30, 2008 at 10:59 PM

    Mashallah…that was cute and funny; and the looks on the faces of the scholars were priceless….
    May Allah SWT preserve the knowledge of this deen through our present Shuyookh and in the like make the following generations the inheriters of the Prophet SAW…ameen *thumma ameen*

  26. Emad

    May 1, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    SubhanAllah. Peace just keeps getting better and better. After being there for the first edition in Chennai, Peace has come a long way.
    This Mini-Me was just amazing…

  27. Anisa

    May 1, 2008 at 5:49 PM


  28. MR

    May 1, 2008 at 7:12 PM



  29. AbuAbdAllah, the Houstonian

    May 1, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    bismillah. i’m sure there was good in it, because i could see such positive reactions from the shuyukh, and from the people who have posted here. personally i would have liked it if zakir naik’s son (right?) had smiled. his father/dr. naik has a good habit of smiling to encourage people to agree with him. i had to smile at the portrayal of saleem al-amry. the split screen and distinctive garb made that mini-shaykh the most impressive.

    but it made me wonder. if we were watching young christian children re-enact a scene of Essa alayhis salam teaching on the mount — would we find it charming? if we were watching young shia children re-enact some less-violent scene from karbala — would we find it tasteful? those are the two religious traditions that i know if, christianity and the shia, who regularly use plays and reenactments, though they prefer very emotional scenes.

    mashaAllah, young children are certainly not graven images (even the ones who were not smiling) but it seems to me like a step in that direction.

  30. Maria

    May 2, 2008 at 12:14 AM

    Haha, truly outstanding and adorable. And I surely hope their innocent efforts go beyond imitations insha’Allah!

  31. Mehreen

    May 2, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    LOL, this was awesome!!!

  32. Danish

    May 3, 2008 at 4:10 AM


    The best impersonations:

    1. Sh. Salim al-Amri
    2. Sh. Yassir Fazaga
    3. Sh. Yasir Qadhi

  33. musleh

    May 3, 2008 at 7:32 AM

    mashallah..Real funny.. I gotta try this back home in T.O…hahahhahahahha

  34. Saleena

    May 3, 2008 at 7:38 AM

    Masha’Allah…really funny!

    This is really well organized and entertaining aswell!
    Its a great idea to keep the youths actively involved in the community and in Islam. Futhermore, it is a great way to introduce a pathway for these children to keep the desire or learning Islam or having the desire to become leaders in this Ummah.

  35. Ashraf Hasan

    May 9, 2008 at 3:44 AM


    no, you are not. I’m amazed with the way we have started to perceive Islam…there is something seriously wrong with all of this! seriously wrong !

  36. Amad

    May 9, 2008 at 9:03 AM

    Ashraf, why don’t you tell us what is seriously wrong with this? And please provide your evidence too?

    The changing of creation refers to such things as tatoos, eyebrow plucking, beautification plastic surgery, etc. It has nothing to do with wearing fake beards. I think the shayookh at the conference were in a better position to discern right from wrong if indeed something was unIslamic about this. But feel free to provide your point of view backed by Islamic texts.

  37. Farhan Khan

    May 10, 2008 at 6:58 PM


    im sorry, but Shaykh Ahmad Deedat took it. His impersonation was the hardest to do, but he pulled it off perfectly

    Besides…Shaykh Ahmad Deedat is a classic

  38. Musa

    May 11, 2008 at 7:00 AM

    LOL.. I was there for the conference and we were all laughing so much while watching it. As soon as a new kid came on stage everybody would turn around and look at the one being parodied. Al-Hamdulillaah they were laughing more than anybody.
    I freaked out in the morning seeing the kids preparing, as I walked into the rooms and saw a person that was obviously a minor, yet he had a full grown beard! I just froze looking at him until he came and spoke to me, and I realised that it was a costume for their play. They sure looked so realistic.

    May Allaah reward the organisers of that great conference with the best of rewards!

  39. Ilm Seeker

    October 16, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    I just came across this. I saw this whole thing live at the Peace Conference. And I know some of the kids and their teachers too. Will make sure they read this page. May Allah make our children walk in foot steps of the righteous.

    PS: Heard DZN’s organizing another conference (this time in urdu, Aman Conference). I hope they’ve got more of this stuff. Would sure love to see a mini-me Dr. Israr Ahmed.


    December 4, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Hussain YE…….

    Best of all…

    And I just couldn’t help laughing

  41. sultana

    April 22, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    I enjoyed watching all of the mini scholars. May Allah bless them all. The best one is Sheik Salim Amry’s impersonation. I wish in the future they become great scholars of Islam.

  42. smilelion16

    June 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    all of them they are good . i ask allah to bless them.

  43. ~GIKI.ian~

    August 2, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    LOL :D

    May Allah give them place in Jannat-al-Firdous.

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