Usamah al-Qusi was born on 7/28/1954 in Cairo, Egypt. He pursued his general grade-levels studies in the Nuqrashi School. Thereafter, he obtained entrance into a college for medicine in the University of 'Ayn Shams, where he remained for five years studying medicine. During this period in time, he learned tajwid, memorized what he was able to of the Qur'an. Then he received the opportunity to make 'umrah along with his classmates on a college trip, during the month of Ramadan in 1397H (1977 CE). So this served as a starting point of his search for knowledge and his being guided to the path of the Righteous Predecessors.

In Makkah, he met some scholars from Saudi Arabia and other parts of the world. So he attended some classes in the Haram at Makkah, taught by Badi' ad-Din ar-Rashidi as-Sindhi, the Muhaddith of the land of Sind. He also visited his house and his library, which was filled with remarkable books and non-printed manuscripts. He subsequently moved to the city of Madinah and met Shaikh Muqbil Ibn Hadi al-Wadi'i, the Muhaddith of the lands of Yemen. At that time, he was studying in the advanced-levels section in the Islamic University of Madinah. During the time he spent in Saudi Arabia, he resolved on making two decisions, of which only one of them came through. The first was to abandon continuing his studies in the field of medicine and to instead preoccupy himself with studying the Islamic sciences. And the second was to stay permanently in Madinah, but this did not come through. So he returned to Egypt in 1398H (1978 CE) because Saudi Arabia did not grant him the iqamah (residential status) to remain there. Nevertheless, he did not go back on his other resolution to study the Islamic sciences, especially since he had gotten a taste of its sweetness during that year.

After returning to Egypt, he moved to Yemen towards the end of the year 1399H (1979 CE), when news reached him that his shaykh, Muqbil Ibn Hadi al-Wadi'i returned to his country of Yemen. So he stayed with him for six years drinking from his fountain of knowledge, night and day. And he would not separate from him except when he had to sleep at night. The first year was the happiest year of his life, in which he studied Sahih al-Bukhari under his shaykh. So this was the beginning of the class, which the Shaikh continued to teach for many years. He would attend all of the Shaikh's classes from after Fajr to 'Isha. Apart form this, he would research hadith from the books of the Sunnah in the Shaikh's library in between classes every time he got the chance to do so. And he would ask the Shaikh on what he found difficulty with concerning chains of narration, narrators and the ahadith. 

He returned to Egypt in 1405H (1985) during which he printed his first book on the subject of adhan. In Ramadan of 1418H (1999), he made 'umrah and during this time, he met several scholars including Ibn Baaz, Ibn 'Uthaymin, 'Ali al-Halabi, Basim ibn Faisal al-Juwabirah and Khalid al-'Anbari. Subsequently he made another 'umrah in 1420H wherein he met Abdul-Muhsin al-'Abbad, Ibrahim ar-Ruhayli, Salih as-Suhaymi, 'Abdul-Malik Ramadani and Husayn al-Ash-Shaykh in the Prophet's mosque. During his trip to the United States, he met Salih as-Sadlan, Salim al-Hilali and Muhammad Musa Nasr. He has delivered several lectures in the United States at the Qur'an was-Sunnah Society's annual conventions as well as in the United Kingdom.


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Advice to Muslims in Britain General 10.4 Mb 1:00:08
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Advice to Muslims Living in the West Part 3 General 16 Mb 1:33:00
Advice to Muslims Living in the West Part 4 General 5.41 Mb 31:13
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And Live with Them Honorably Women 15.5 Mb 1:30:18
Belief in the Last Day 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 7.45 Mb 43:06
Benefits of Soorah al-Faatihah 'Uloom al-Qur'an (Sciences of the Qur'an) 14.6 Mb 1:24:53
Blessings of Safety & Security (18th QSS Conference - 2004) 'Ibaadah (Worship) 13.8 Mb 1:20:12
Call to the Path of Your Lord (17th QSS Conference - 2003) Da'wah (Invitation to Islam) 15.6 Mb 1:30:40
Come to a Word that is Mutual & Just Part 1 Manhaj (Methodology) 10.7 Mb 1:02:10
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Continuing Q&A Sessions General 10.7 Mb 1:02:00
[The] Difference Between Strangeness & Oddness (12th QSS Conference - 1998) Sunnah (Orthodoxy/Prophetic Way) 13.9 Mb 1:20:51
Duties of a Muslim Woman Towards Her Community (8/29/04) Women 16 Mb 1:33:06
[The] Easiness of Islam Part 1 Sunnah (Orthodoxy/Prophetic Way) 15.5 Mb 1:30:16
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Explanation of "Merciful Between Themselves" (48:29) Akhlaaq (Character) 14.8 Mb 1:26:30
Explanation of Usool as-Sunnah of Imam Ahmad Part 1 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 15.7 Mb 1:31:46
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Explanation of Usool as-Sunnah of Imam Ahmad Part 4 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 15.8 Mb 1:31:51
Explanation of Usool as-Sunnah of Imam Ahmad Part 5 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 15.8 Mb 1:31:49
Explanation of Usool as-Sunnah of Imam Ahmad Part 6 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 15.8 Mb 1:31:58
Explanation of Usool as-Sunnah of Imam Ahmad Part 7 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 6.85 Mb 39:40
Farewell Advice - Q&A (Philadelphia) General 8.2 Mb 47:26
General Advice (13th QSS Conference - 1999) General 13.1 Mb 1:16:28
[The] Goodness & Perfection of Islam (Khutbah) General 9.08 Mb 52:36
[The] Hikmah of Ibrahim Part 1 Manhaj (Methodology) 14.2 Mb 1:22:33
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[The] Importance of Having the Correct Aqeedah 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 13.6 Mb 1:19:09
Innovation & Innovators (16th QSS Conference - 2002) Heresy & Heterodoxy 17.1 Mb 1:39:54
 Integration, Assimilation or Hijrah (4th National Salafi Conference - UK, 2006) 'Ilm al-Ijtima' (Sociology) 12.5 Mb 1:12:35
Islam is Easy (11/25/05) General 7.08 Mb 41:01
[al]-Janazah (The Funeral) Part 1 (18th QSS Conference - 2004) Fiqh (Jurisprudence/Deductive Laws) 10.6 Mb 1:01:50
[al]-Janazah (The Funeral) Part 2 (18th QSS Conference - 2004) Fiqh (Jurisprudence/Deductive Laws) 5.26 Mb 30:20
Lessons from the Struggles & Trials of the Early Seekers of Knowledge Targheeb wa't-Tarheeb (Incitement & Intimidation) 10.6 Mb 1:01:53
Marriage is Responsibility - Not Fulfilling Desires Marriage & Family 7.18 Mb 41:31
[The] Muslim Woman: She's All of Society Women 13.4 Mb 1:18:16
[The] Necessity of Knowledge in Worship 'Ibaadah (Worship) 5.85 Mb 33:46
Nullification of Iman 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 12.8 Mb 1:14:16
Obtaining the Jannah of this World Through Obedience Targheeb wa't-Tarheeb (Incitement & Intimidation) 4.9 Mb 28:12
al-Qadar (Predestination) Part 1 (18th QSS Conference - 2004) 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 10.6 Mb 1:01:34
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Questions & Answers Part 1 (18th QSS Conference - 2004) General 10.8 Mb 1:02:51
Questions & Answers Part 2 (18th QSS Conference - 2004) General 6.22 Mb 35:56
Questions & Answers on the Islamic Household Marriage & Family 9.08 Mb 46:50
[The] Relationship Between the Ruler & the Subject (NYC) Siyaasah (Politics) 11.5 Mb 1:07:05
[A] Reminder on the Removal of Sins Part 1 Targheeb wa't-Tarheeb (Incitement & Intimidation) 15.6 Mb 1:30:52
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Responding to the Increasing Wave of Attacks Against Islam (12/25/06) Refutations & Rebuttals 19.1 Mb 1:51:14
Responsibilities of Living Amongst Disbelievers Aadaab (Manners & Etiquettes) 14.4 Mb 1:24:04
Responsibilities of the Husband in the Family Marriage & Family 4.05 Mb 23:15
Responsibilities Towards Parents Part 1 Aadaab (Manners & Etiquettes) 10.7 Mb 1:02:13
Responsibilities Towards Parents Part 2 Aadaab (Manners & Etiquettes) 9 Mb 52:07
[The] Rulings on Marriage Part 1 Marriage & Family 10.5 Mb 1:01:22
[The] Rulings on Marriage Part 2 Marriage & Family 7.23 Mb 41:46
Tafsir of Surah ash-Shura Part 1 (08/28/04) Tafseer (Qur'anic Exegesis) 7.42 Mb 43:00
Tafsir of Surah ash-Shura Part 2 (08/29/04) Tafseer (Qur'anic Exegesis) 8.10 Mb 46:57
Tafsir of Surah ash-Shura Part 3 (08/30/04) Tafseer (Qur'anic Exegesis) 9.97 Mb 57:53
Say: 'This is My Straight Path' (12/15/06) Sunnah (Orthodoxy/Prophetic Way) 12.9 Mb 1:15:16
Sincerity of the Da'ee (Caller) Da'wah (Invitation to Islam) 15.9 Mb 1:32:20
[The] True Religion General 14.8 Mb 1:26:12
[The] True Scholars of Today & Their Importance (12/25/06) Manhaj (Methodology) 13.3 Mb 1:17:47
Understanding The Names & Attributes of Allah 'Aqeedah (Creed/Tenets of Faith) 16 Mb 1:33:15
Unity Among Muslims Part 1 Manhaj (Methodology) 10.4 Mb 1:00:45
Unity Among Muslims Part 2 Manhaj (Methodology) 4.24 Mb 24:21
Virtues of Knowledge & Its People Part 1 General 15 Mb 1:27:19
Virtues of Knowledge & Its People Part 2 General 6.74 Mb 38:57
Warning Against Shirk & Disobedience (18th QSS Conference - 2004) Targheeb wa't-Tarheeb (Incitement & Intimidation) 11.8 Mb 1:08:53
Why Do Scholars Differ Part 1 Manhaj (Methodology) 10.8 Mb 1:02:38
Why Do Scholars Differ Part 2 Manhaj (Methodology) 7.83 Mb 45:18
Why Do Scholars Differ Part 3 Manhaj (Methodology) 10.4 Mb 1:00:45
Workshop on Hajj Part 1 'Ibaadah (Worship) 11.1 Mb 1:04:23
Workshop on Hajj Part 2 'Ibaadah (Worship) 10.2 Mb 59:08
Workshop on Hajj Part 3 'Ibaadah (Worship) 7.58 Mb 43:51
You are Not Responsible of Their Guidance (16th QSS Conference - 2002) Targheeb wa't-Tarheeb (Incitement & Intimidation) 13 Mb 1:15:28

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