duh, I forgot to post my favourites...
Sis UmmIbraheem, I really like Sh. Yasser al Qadhi too. I find it amazing that he is both an engineer and a sheikh, and mashaAllah, I think he can really contribute to our Ummah...he opened the door to a better understanding of Tawheed for me, and mashaAllah, he always has something to teach everyone.
I also like Sh AlHabeeb Ali Jifri...he is *so* sincere, mashaAllah, and he speaks very eloquently (after you get over the g instead of q
) And he has brought me to tears so many times, I find him very inspirational. If he knew english, man, he would really rock!
Sh. Moutassem al Hameedi always has something uplifting to say. I have only ever seen him on TV, but mashaAllah, I love that even when the audeince says something daft, he can reinvent what they said, and make it into something amazing, without letting them feel stupid. He was my numero uno, until he made some comments about women who work/leave the house etc...i was like , man, alhamdulillah, nobody is perfect. He recites quraan really beautifully, and mashaAllah, I can really feel Allah's words when he recites them. as he does, mashaAllah...
Also, Sh M. Ratib anNabulsi is cool. He is really tuned in to the society, and I love the way he speaks. Also always learn something new. Plus he speaks relatively decent Arabic, which is always a plus.
I have so many, these are the ones that popped into my mind right now.
I think the ones i dont really like, are those who are extremely serious, dont know any sort of kindness in their speech, and basically just make Islam about the Haraam, and about Jahannum.
Sis Cat, I liek Sh Suliman Moola too. Have experienced him live several times...but he always seems to get me to the point where I think, man he is great...then he says something seriously off, and I get deflated again...so he often dissappoints.