Shaykh Ahsan Hanif, PhD, is the Head of our Quran and Hadith Sciences Department. Surprising to our students, Shaykh Ahsan is actually among our youngest instructors; his calm demeanour, mature attitude, and advanced knowledge causes us to assume otherwise. Born and bred in Birmingham, UK, he is well known in his community as the young Qari who memorised the Qur’an at the tender age of 13 and who delivered regular halaqat in Birmingham. In the year 2000, he gained a scholarship to enter the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing his Arabic diploma, he graduated from the Faculty of Shari’ah in 2006 with honours. He obtained ijazah in the Qur’an as well as studied under a number of well known scholars, such as Sh. Abdul Muhsin al-Abbad and Sh. Muhammad ibn Muhammad Mukhtar al-Shinqiti. Shaykh Ahsan also recently completed his PhD in Islamic Law from the University of Birmingham. Known for his unique Britishness, and love for sweet things, he’s taken the AlMaghrib world by storm!