In the Name of Allah, the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate
Praise be to Allah, Lord of all Domains. O Allah, whelm blessings and bestow peace upon your beloved and our liege-lord Prophet Muhammad, his noble companions, pure family, preserved parents, blessed progeny, and intimate inheritors. May we too be from them.
Allah [alone] is sufficient for us and He is the best trustee of affairs. He is a matchless Patron and a consummate Succour. And there is no power or might except in and from Allah, the Exalted, the Majestic. By Your universal Mercy alone, O Essence of Mercy! To Proceed:
Shaikh Dr Thaika Shuaib is a multifaceted personality. He is an Islamic scholar, a Sufi master, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and an author. All together, he is a worldly inspiration, an otherworldly guide, and a manifest blessing to many around the globe with his thoughts, words, deeds, and actions.
This biography is an attempt to capture his life for posterity. Being an octogenarian, his life experiences are vast; as a relentless traveller, his human interactions are varied. This makes documenting his life both a challenge and gratifying at the same time.
As we are continually unearthing stories about him, it makes the nature of this website a perennial work-in-progress. In keeping with the Prophetic tradition [sunna] of naming things, we have titled this work:
Ark of Guidance
A Biographical Sketch of Shaikh Dr Thaika Shuaib
Teaching and Propagation ♦ Marriage and Children ♦ Trading and Business ♦ Pilgrimage and Travels
Success and guidance is from Allah, eminent is His Glory! May Allah bless and bestow peace upon the paragon of creation, our liege-lord Prophet Muhammad, his companions, family, parents, progeny, and inheritors. And praise be to Allah, Lord of all Domains in existence.