Meet Ustadh Ashir Kirk
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Adrian “Ashir” Kirk is the founder and executive director of Measured Tones Institute of Quran, which is a religious and educational non-profit organization. From the age of 16 to 22, he went overseas to Syria and Morocco to study Arabic and various Islamic sciences with a heavy focus on tajweed (the science of Quran recitation). For 8 years, he taught Quran and Islamic studies at Islamic schools in Ohio and Tennessee, after which he decided to go full-time with his non-profit in 2021.
He currently holds 2 ijaazahs in the recitation of the whole Quran with tajweed in the Hafs style of recitation by way of Shaatibiyyah and Tayyibatun-Nashr. His preferred style of recitation, however, is the Warsh style by way of Azraq. Ashir is also a business owner, mosque board member, and Director of Interfaith Relations of Midtown Mosque in Memphis, TN, and Outreach Coordinator for the Muslim Prisoner Project. He is currently looking to publish his very first children’s book titled “The Amazing Believer.” Ashir is happily married with children and thoroughly enjoys anything that involves nature and traveling. He humbly asks that anyone reading or hearing this takes a moment to pray for him and his family.