Shaykh Zahir Mahmood

Shaykh Zahir Mahmood was born in England and has gained licences to teach (Ijaazas) in many Islamic Sciences including Quran, Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and Traditions (Hadith) of The Prophet (Peace be upon him) from various Shuyukh.
Following the completion of his formal state education at the age of 16, he enrolled at Dar al-Uloom al-Arabiyya al-Islamiyya, Bury, where he initiated his studies of the Alimiya course. Thereafter, he studied 3 years in the prestigious seat of learning al-Jamia al-Islamiyya, Karachi, Pakistan.

He went on to complete his Alimiya course at the pioneering Dar al-Uloom Newcastle, South Africa, which has since been used as a template for other seats of learning in the region. Here, the Shaykhu2019s studies included a detailed analysis of Sahih al-Bukhari with the renowned Scholar Shaykh Qasim Seema.

Returning back to the UK, he gained a BA in Applied Theological Studies from the University of Birmingham and taught the Alimiya course at Madina al-Uloom Kidderminster for a subsequent 2 years. He also translated part of the classical Hanafi text of Fiqh, al-Shurunbulaliu2019s Nur al-Idah in English.

For the past 6 years, he was the Khateeb (preacher) at one of Birminghamu2019s largest Masjids, Jamia Masjid in Aston. From this base, he has taught many workshops, including Arabic at various levels and Seerah (The Life of The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and also delivered countless talks about the Sahabah (Companions of The Prophet (Peace be upon him). He has endeavoured to reach out to the youth both locally and nationally by travelling throughout the country delivering talks and lectures in order to motivate the Muslim masses to become the best of people.
  • As-Suffa Youth Club 2015

    As-Suffa Youth Club 2015

    In a society where friendship is commonly defined by irreligiosity, decadence, immorality and  with the overall negative influences surrounding our children, it is incumbent upon parents to ensure their children have the correct upbringing by nurturing them in a friendly Islamic environment. However, being engulfed with a busy lifestyle many parents find it difficult to balance the Islamic needs for their children. In order for the next generation to become the best generation, it is essential to preserve the Deen of our children and youth in general.

  • The Alimiyyah Course 2015

    The Alimiyyah Course 2015

    Whoever treads a path in search of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Jannah.[Bukhari]

    The Alimiyyah course is an intensive study programme for those brothers and sisters who are able to make a serious commitment to studying sacred knowledge. The course is taught by teachers qualified with a sanad (chain of narration) through which sound knowledge of the Islamic sciences is transmitted, allowing students to gain a deep and comprehensive understanding of the religion.