Sheikh Dr Muhammad al-Ninowy is a Syrian-American scholar and author based in Atlanta, Georgia, whose lineage is traced back to the Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him). Al-Ninowy is considered a scholar in hadith. In addition to a PhD in Islamic studies, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois, and a Doctor of Medicine degree. He is the founding director of Madina Institute and Seminaries, the Center for Non-Violence and Peace Studies, and the charitable organisation Planet Mercy, globally. Al-Ninowy is also leading a reformist Rifa‘i Shadhili Sufi school aiming to completely realign Sufi principles, litanies, and practices to the Qur’an and Sunnah in an effort to revive the school of Tasawwuf of Ahl al-hadith. His latest release is: The Book of Love; a reflection on Islam from the perspective of love.