Born and raised in the UK where Shaykh completed his secondary and higher education then graduated with a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy from the UK and became a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, before embarking upon his professional career as a Pharmacist. Thereafter, Shaykh embarked upon his formal Islamic studies at the Hawza in Sayeda Zainab, Damascus, Syria, where he covered subjects including; Classical Arabic, Arabic Grammar, Arabic Rhetoric, Aqaid (Fundamentals of Beliefs), Akhlaq (Islamic Ethics), Tafseer (Exegesis of the Holy Quran), Ilm-ul-Hadith (Sciences of The Narrative Traditions), Uloum Al-Quran (Sciences of the Holy Quran), Tareekh (Islamic History), Mantiq (Logic), Nahj-ul-Balagha (Peak of Eloquence), Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), Usool Al-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence), Qawa'id Al-Fiqhiyah (Fundamental Rules of Jurisprudence), Fiqh Istadlali (Evidential Jurisprudence) and Falsafa (Philosophy).
Since returning to the UK, Shaykh has taken up all the practical duties and ceremonies of an Islamic Scholar from fulfilling the first birth rights through to the final burial obligations and everything in between. Alongside this, Shaykh has completed his second Master’s Degree in Islamic Education with the University of Winchester and is now intending to embark upon his PhD in Islamic studies.
Shaykh also continues to practice as a UK registered pharmacist alongside being a life coach and counsellor, resolving individual, marriage, family and community issues. Shaykh has guided Hajj and Ziyarrat groups and lead youth and senior spiritual camps, residentials and retreats across the globe. Shaykh has been lecturing extensively in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East and North America. Shaykh's areas of Interest include Self-knowledge/Awareness, Islam and Science, Inter/Intra-faith co-operation, Youth and social issues, Islam in the western world, Theoretical spirituality vs. Practical religiosity.