Hussein Ye

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Hussain Yee
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Hussain Yee
Personal Details
Born 1950
Malaysia
Nationality Malaysian
Ethnicity Malaysian Chinese
Occupation Preacher
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 Islamic scholar and preacher of Chinese descent.[1][2][3]

Background[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born into a Buddhist family, Hussain Yee embraced Islam at the age of 18. Yee studied under the muhaddith Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani[3] and had contact with the former Grand Mufti of Saudi-Arabia Ibn Baaz while studying at the University of Madinah.[4]

Positions held[edit]

He later served as the director of an Islamic centre in Hong Kong.[2]

He is currently the president of Al-Khadeem International, an Islamic welfare organization, which he founded in 1984.[1][5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.".[8][9]

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.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography: Sheikh Hussain Yee". Islam Events. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Hussain Ye". Peace TV. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "‘Disunity among Muslims worst evil’". 1 (Kashmir Reader). Kashmir Reader. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.peacetv.tv/en-gb/speakers/hussain-ye
  5. ^ "Sheikh Hussain Yee program at Fukuoka Masjid". Al Nour Islamic Center Fukuoka Masjid. Al Nour Islamic Center Fukuoka Masjid. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Founder & President". Al- Khadeem International. Al- Khadeem International. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Jews were behind 9/11 attack, implies Malaysian preacher". Free Malaysia Today. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Hussein Ye (13 December 2007). "Hussein Ye about 9/11". Memri TV. Retrieved 20 May 2015.