Morocco-born Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi, achieved Islamic education degrees from M. Abdullah University. In 1988 he moved to the United the States, where he pursued a Bachelors in International Management and a Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems.
He studied Aqeedah under Shaykh Waleed Basyouni and Fiqh under Shaykh Waleed Idrees and attained certificates in personal development, business management and coaching. In 2001 Ouarzazi moved to Canada and became active in Islamic work, delivering lectures and sermons in several mosques in the Greater Toronto Area. He used to work as an instructor at AlMaghrib Institute based in Houston, Texas.
On June 2, 2016 Riad Ouarzazi was a guest speaker at Salaheddin Islamic Centre in Scarborough, Ontario.
Here are excerpts from Riad Ouarzazi’s prayers that were delivered few years ago (originally in Arabic):
O Allah, give victory (help) to the our Muslim brothers the mujahideen [Muslims who practice the jihad] everywhere, in Chechnya, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Kashmir and everywhere, and in Palestine, Yemen and everywhere, O the Lord of the worlds. O Allah, help them [give them victory], O Allah, help them, O Allah, help them, O the Lord of the worlds. O Allah, destroy [take revenge of] the enemies of the Muslims. O Allah, destroy the Your enemies, the enemies of Islam [‘Deen’]. O Allah, destroy the Your enemies, the enemies of Islam [‘Deen’].
Prayer 2 – “A Message to the Youth”
O Allah, The Almighty, The All Compelling Subduer, The The Compeller, The Ultimate Helper, give victory to our brothers the mujahideeen [Muslims who engage in jihad] everywhere, our brothers in Iraq, Chechnya, Kashmir, India, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Malaysia and everywhere. O Allah give them victory [or help them], O Allah give them victory, O Allah give them victory, the Most Merciful.
[O Allah] help Muslims everywhere, O Allah Help the Muslims in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Kashmir, Syria, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and everywhere, O Lord of the worlds, O Allah, help them everywhere, O Allah save them everywhere, O Allah help our brothers the mujahideen [Muslims who practice jihad] everywhere, our Muslim brothers, O Allah help them everywhere O Lord of the worlds.