Our approach

As-Suffa Institute is an educational establishment with a difference. Our aim is to convey the pure teachings of Islam through traditional scholarship, by utilising modern teaching methods and creating a nurturing environment where students are supported to achieve their full potential. With the correct understanding of their religion and a conducive environment, students are in a stronger position to fully benefit themselves and their communities.

Our driving passion is to revive the holistic, proactive spirit of Islam in our hearts, homes and neighbourhoods.

Our role and objective as an institute extend much further than the classroom. We are involved in many projects that seek to fulfil our Islamic obligation of serving all members of our community.

Our history

As-Suffa Institute was founded in 2004 with a view to impart sacred knowledge to the wider community, in the English language.

After initially delivering short courses, we saw the zeal and need for more intensive studies. This resulted in us pioneering the part-time alimiyyah course, delivered in the english language.

Our achievements

Since 2004, As-Suffa has grown and delivered 100s of courses, with 1,000s of students benefiting, nationally and internationally.

Due to the popularity of the courses and limited facilities, we hosted many events at university campuses and other venues. In 2016, with the support of the community, we moved into a purpose built facility.

Our goals

Our approach to everything we do is to continue to strive to act on the Hadith – The best of people, are those who benefit mankind. Therefore, we hope to continue to provide access to sacred knowledge and grow our outreach projects. Through our services we want to empower students and volunteers to be an asset to their community.


Our teachers are qualified to teach the Islamic sciences, ensuring you receive trustworthy and accurate information about your religion. All subjects are taught in a manner that will be most effective in aiding comprehension, including the use of modern digital equipment.
Shaykh Zahir Mahmood

Shaykh Zahir Mahmood

The founder and principal of As-Suffa Institute & Outreach
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Mufti Liaquat Zaman

Mufti Liaquat Zaman

Currently Mufti Liaquat Zaman is a teacher on the Alimiyyah Course
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Mufti Muhammad Imran

Mufti Muhammad Imran’s began his studies at the age of 14
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Mufti Muhammad Islam

A teacher at As-Suffa Institute and Arabic grammar aficionado
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What people say

Lost for words. For those who are really passionate about studying the deen of Allah. There is no place like As-Suffa. Very hard to explain but one has to experience being around those ulama from as-suffa to understand where i am coming from. May Allah increase their knowledge and give them jannat firdaus for the great work of deen that they are doing.

Emedi Kapele

Alhamdulillah As-Suffa continuously strives to provide an unparalleled experience. From the courses, education, outreach and community projects they offer, everything is done bearing their ethos in mind, The best of people are those who benefit mankind. I have been attending and involved with As-Suffa for over 5 years and have seen them grow from strength to strength. May Allah SWT continue to bless the Ustadh’s and Ustadha’s, volunteers, students and supporters immensely in this life and the next.

Rashda Shanaz