Reda Bedeir (Shaykh), PhD, carries a life-time worth of achievements. From the land of Egypt, he was invited by the University of Calgary to teach Quranic Classical Arabic, and also served as an Imam for the Calgary Islamic Centre. He then moved to Burnaby, BC to serve as Imam the Muslim Chaplain at Simon Fraser University.
Shaykh Reda holds two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Islamic Sciences with Al Azhar University, one Master’s degree, and a PhD with Al Azhar University in Applied Linguistics and Tafsir of Surat Yusuf. He has learned under prominent shuyukh such as: Dr. Sayed Noah, Sh. Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Khaliq, Dr. Salah As-Sawy, Dr. Muhammad Yusri and Dr. Abdullah Barakat.
Shaykh Reda has worked in numerous fields including as a UN Interpreter and Translator, and has authored many researches and papers. He currently serves as a sessional Instructor in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program of Religious Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.