Hussein Ye

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Islamic scholar, Muhaddith
Hussain Yee
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Hussain Yee
Born 1950
Nationality Malaysian
Ethnicity Malaysian Chinese
Occupation Public Lecturer
Religion Islam
Denomination Sunni
Main interest(s) Hadith studies
Alma mater University of Madinah
Website website

Hussain Yee or Hussein Yee (born 1950) is a Malaysian national of Chinese descent who is a scholar and lecturer on Islam.[1][2]


Early years[edit]

Born into a Buddhist family, Hussain Yee embraced Islam in 1968 at the age of 18. He pursued studies at the University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia majoring in Hadith. At the University of Madinah, he studied under the renowned 20th century Islamic scholar Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani[2][3] and also had contact with the former Grand Mufti of Saudi-Arabia, Ibn Baaz.[citation needed]

Positions held[edit]

After graduating in 1978, he returned to Malaysia joined the Muslim welfare organization, Perkin which focused on the welfare of converts to Islam. He later served as the director of an Islamic centre in Hong Kong.[2]

Yee was a board member of the London-based Islamic Education and Research Academy.[citation needed]

He is currently the president of Al-Khadeem International, a Islamic welfare organization, which he founded in 1984.[1]

In 2015, he gave a keynote address at the Australian Islamic Peace Conference (AIPC), which was attended by religious leaders from Jewish and Christian faiths.[4]

Television appearances[edit]

Hussain Yee has featured as a speaker on several Islamic television channels including Bahrain TV, Islam Channel, Peace TV, and Iqra TV.[3]

Controversy and response[edit]

Yee has said that that Muslims should not say Muslim terrorists were not responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States, just based on "suspicion.".[5][6][7]

Hussain Ye later responded to the accusations and denied ever saying that “Jews were behind 9/11 attack", and blamed The Australian's inept journalism on arousing hatred of Islam and Islamic scholars.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Hussain Yee has a daughter, Wafaa Mohammad Hussain Yee, who teaches tajweed at the Islamic Online University.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Biography: Sheikh Hussain Yee". Islam Events. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hussain Ye". Peace TV. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Founder & President". Al- Khadeem International. Al- Khadeem International. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Yee, Hussain (4 April 2015). "Skewed reporting incites hatred of Islam: An Islamic scholar exercises his right of reply to an FMT article". Free Malaysia Today. Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jews were behind 9/11 attack, implies Malaysian preacher". Free Malaysia Today. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Baxendale, Rachel (28 March 2015). "Islamic conference keynote speaker says September 11 not unjust". The Australian. Retrieved 20 May 2015. [dead link]
  7. ^ Hussein Ye (13 December 2007). "Hussein Ye about 9/11". Memri TV. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Founder of Tajweed Made Easy Academy Global". Islamic Online University. Islamic Online University. Retrieved 31 October 2015.