Our Teachers

“The scholars are the inheritors of the prophets.” [Abu Dawud]

Shaykh Nooruddeen Rashid

Ustadh Noor graduated from Middlesex University with a joint BA Hons Degree in Accounting and Finance with Business Economics. He later completed a PGCE at Warwick University and taught for a number of years at Luton SFC whilst continuing his Islamic education on a part time basis.

In 2007 Noor-Udeen was blessed with the opportunity to travel abroad and study with some of the leading scholars of Syria, amongst them: Shaykh Samir Al-Nass, Shaykh Mazin Bakeer, Shaykh Rashad Shams and Shaykh Mojeer Al Khateeb. He followed a broad curriculum paying special attention to Fiqh (jurisprudence) and Seerah (prophetic biography).

Noor-Udeen has been involved in Dawa and teaching the Islamic sciences for over 10 years and is a founding member of the Shifa trust in Banbury.

Shaykh Samir An Nass

He was born in Damascus, Syria. He studied in the College of Medicine of the University of Damascus. He studied in the United States and became qualified in Medicine. He studied under some of the great ‘ulama of Sham and Saudi ‘Arabia. He has ijazah in the ten styles of recitation of the narration of Shatibiyyah and Durra from Sheikh Muhammad Sukr. He has ijazah in the ten styles of recitation of the narration of Tayyibah from Sheikh Ahmad Mustafa, who is a student of Sheikh Abd al-Aziz al-Zayyat of Egypt. He has ijazah in fiqh and ‘aqida from Sheikh Abu Yusr ibn ‘Abidin, Sheikh Lufti Fayumi, and Sheikh Adeeb al-kallas.

He has ijazah in hadith from Sheikh Yasin Fadani al-Makki, and Sheikh Dr. Nur ud-din Itar. He also has ijazah in hadith from al-Hafidh Sheikh Abd Allah Siraj ud-din. He has taught at various din-intensive courses in England and North America.

Sheikh Samir is presently a teacher in the the M’ahad al-Fath in Damascus, teaching Hanafi Fiqh in the Takhassus Shariah department and lecturing in
the Masters department.

Sheikh Samir teaches Tajwid on a daily basis in the blessed masjid of Sheikh Ibn ‘Arabi, a post given to him by his sheikh and father-in-law, Sheikh Muhammad al-Sukr.

Shaykh Tanvir Hussain

Ustadh Tanweer studied the Islamic Sciences in Syria for 8 years with notable teachers such as:

Shaykh Dr. Samir al-Nass, Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq al-Halabi, Shaykh Adeeb Kallas, Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, and Shaykh Anas al-Hibri.  Ustadh Tanweer is a graduate of M’ahad al-Fath al-Islami.

He now resides in Oxfordshire, where he teaches at Shifa School, Shifa Evening School, and at the Sacred Study Programme. Ustadh Tanveer is an Executive Director of the Shifa Trust.

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