Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “I and the one who looks after an orphan will be like this in Paradise,” showing his middle and index fingers and separating them. (Bukhari)

Abu Bakr ibn Hafs reported that ‘Abdullah [ibn Mas’ud] (RA) would not eat unless an orphan was at his table. (al-Adab al-Mufrad of Bukhari)

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah(ﷺ) said:

“O Allah, bear witness that I have issued a warning concerning (failure to fulfill) the rights of the two weak ones: Orphans and women.” (Nasa’i)


Shaykh Junaid Kharsany was born in Durban, South Africa. He was blessed to complete the memorization of the Holy Qur’an at the tender age of fifteen.

Shaykh Junaid began his higher Islamic studies at the renowned seminary, Madrasah ‘Arabiyya Islamiyya in Azaadville, South Africa. During his studies, he immersed himself in the study of Arabic, Jurisprudence, Hadith, Tafsir among other Islamic sciences.

He graduated with a degree in the Islamic sciences, including authorizations in the major books of hadith. Soon after graduating, he began teaching sacred knowledge at the Islahul Muslimeen seminary in Durban, South Africa.

Shaykh Junaid has long been involved in the work of da’wah (religious propagation) and has served as a social worker and leader for a number of communities. He has also served as a supervisor for the educational board of the Jamiat Ulama Kwazulu Natal and as an Imam in Inglewood, California.

He has previously taught at the Institute of Knowledge in Diamond Bar, California in the Alim program. He teaches at al-Falaah College in South Africa and also serves as a radio presenter and host for Radio al-Ansaar. Additionally, he serves as a panelist for Radio Islam and occasionally appears as a guest on Cii Radio channel. He joined Rayyan Institute as an instructor in April, 2014.

Shaykh Junaid presently resides in Durban, South Africa with his wife and children.