About

Assalaamu Alaykum!

Welcome to Keys To Knowledge.

We are an Islamic Institute focused on providing the “Keys To Knowledge” to many youth and college students across the world. Our mission is to cultivate and develop aspiring students of knowledge by teaching them the necessary and fundamental tools which will aid them in their quest to Paradise.

The founder of this institute is Abu Awzaa’ee Abdus-Salaam.

He was born and raised in New York City and reverted to Islam from Hinduism at the tender age of 18. His parents are from Guyana, South America.

After accepting Islam, he immediately began his journey learning the Arabic language under various teachers located in NYC.

By Allah’s permission, in 2014, Abu Awzaa’ee created his first website TryingToFollowTheSalaf.com. The purpose of that website was to translate and preserve benefits from daily readings and also connect his fellow Muslim college students to the correct understanding of Islam.

In 2015, “Keys To Knowledge” was created in an effort to help the youth of NYC in learning the Arabic language. Intensive courses were taught during winter and summer breaks off from college.

In 2016, Abu Awzaa’ee was granted a scholarship and became a full-time student at the prestigious Umm al-Quraa University in Makkah al-Mukarramah. This is where he currently resides with his wife and children. May Allah aid him in goodness, grant him success in his studies, and protect him from all harms – aameen!