Interview of Muhammad Shaikh by Rehan Allahwala 2011
In one of the rare interview of Muhammad Shaikh by Rehan Allahwala he shares his upbringing and background as a common man and his journey towards Quran and Islam. A very revealing and personal interview that shows a side that is rarely (if ever) shared by other scholars and speakers in the world, and is enlightening to the rest of us because of his forthrightness and humility. It is important for people to see this interview for many reasons, but mainly because it crushes many false rumors about Muhammad Shaikh and his background that may have been keeping some people back from watching his lectures and consequently the message of Allah. It also shatters the perception that people have about religious preachers/scholars and how they have to be in order to be accepted in that role. His narration about his turning point in life (a life threatening incident) is especially revealing. People will also find it easy to relate to Muhammad Shaikh and what he shares in this interview about how he moved towards Islam and Quran from a non-religious background (which is where majority of us come from).