Shaykh Zubair Solkar
Shaykh Zubair Solkar is a hafidh of Qur’an who began memorising the Qur’an at the age of 10. Then in 1990, he intensified his study of the Islamic sciences at the feet of various scholars for seven years. He also completed and passed the Dars e Nizami course. Thereafter he furthered his studies in Aqida, Fiqh, Seerah and Tarbiyah by taking classes with esteemed scholars both in the UK and abroad amongst whom is Habib Umar bin Hafidh (Yemen).
Shaykh Zubair has twice visited the blessed land of Tarim in Yemen for his continuing studies. He works as an Imam/Chaplain and teacher. He has a great interest in contemporary issues facing Muslims in the UK and in matters relating to parenting and healthy eating.
Shaykh Zubair holds regular teaching sessions in Milton Keynes for Lote Tree and is the principal instructor on our Retreats.
Ustadh Mohamed is a practising solicitor with a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies from The University of Wales. He started studying Fiqh with Shaykh Zubair in 2006 before moving to Damascus in 2007 where he studies Arabic language and various Islamic sciences for nearly 2 years at the Abu Noor institute, whilst also attending public classes with some of the leading scholars of Syria.
He has continued his studies in the traditional Islamic sciences with Shaykh Zubair as well as attending intensive courses in person with Shaykh Akram Nadwi, Shaykh Mohammed Daniel, Shaykh Samir an-Naas and online studies with Shaykh Hassan al-Kattani, Shaykh Ismail Moosa, Shaykh Ayman al-Akiti and other scholars.
Ustadh Shahzad spent over 5 years in Syria studying Arabic language and the Islamic sciences with notable scholars. He has continued his studies under the direct tutelage of Shaykh Samir an-Nass and works as an Imam and Chaplain.
Ustadh Reduan has been studying directly under Shaykh Ahmed Saad since 2012 with whom he has studied the key Islamic sciences and received his Certificate in Islamic Studies in 2015 and under whose tutelage he is continuing his studies. In addition he has regularly attended the Trodden Path retreats in the UK and had the opportunity to study various texts with Habib Kadhim and other teachers.
Ustadha Sabeena is a part-time primary school teacher and full-time mother. She studied Arabic in Syria and continued her studies, primarily in Hanafi fiqh, with Mufti Ismail Moosa. She has ijaza to teach tajweed from Ustadha Gufran from Syria and has been teaching children’s madressah and leading sisters’ classes and gatherings of dhikr in Milton Keynes for over 3 years.
Shaykh Ahmed Saad
Shaykh Ahmed Saad is a young scholar who has spent his life pursuing the Islamic sciences. He enrolled in the Al-Azhar system of schools where he studied from 1988 to 2004 graduating with a B.A. Honours in Islamic Studies in English in addition to studying with his late father and the late Grand Mufti of Egypt. He memorised Riyad As-Salihin of Imam An-Nawawi at the age of 15 and Al-alfiyyah of Ibn Malik at the age of 13 and committed to memory thousands of lines of poetry and prose. He has memorised texts on logic, tajwid, aqidah, morphology, rhetoric and many other sciences.
In October 2015 He delivered a talk in Milton Keynes in association with Lote Tree on The Rightful Heirs – recognising Islamic scholarship as well as taking one of the Book of Assistance classes. He is planning to teach fortnightly classes in Islamic Creed and the Science of Recitation.
Shaykh Mohammed Daniel
Shaykh Mohammed Daniel hails from Great Britain, but found his spiritual home in Damascus, Syria were he migrated in pursuit of the Sacred Sciences. After his formal studies we worked in Kuwait as a consultant to the Director of Public Affairs at the Kuwait Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs as well as continuing sacred knowledge at the feet of literally hundreds of scholars.
Throughout his years of studying Islam predominately in Syria, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as well as his prolific journeys in search of knowledge to over 45 countries including numerous intensive periods of study in India, Pakistan, Hejaz, Malaysia, Turkey, Bangladesh and Morocco, he has had the immense privilege of meeting, studying and receiving personal recognition and authorization (Ijazah) from hundreds of scholars worldwide in scores of classical works that include Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqh, Mantiq, Usool, and Seerah.
He has taught two weekend intensive courses in Milton Keynes – 40 Hadith on the Shamail, 40 Hadith on Ramadan and Khatib al-Baghdadi’s – Journey for seeking Hadith.
Shaykh Mohammed Ayman
Shaykh Mohammed Ayman is a young Malaysian scholar who is just completing his PhD in Morocco. He has studied the Islamic sciences since a child completing the full Indonesian Islamic madressah system leading to a first class honours degree from the Islamic University in Malaysia. He then moved to Morocco where he studied at the University Hassan II gaining a Masters degree with honours in Theology and Religious Studies. He is still residing in Morocco where he is completing his PhD in theological studies at the University of al-Qarawiyyin.
In December 2016 Shaykh Mohammed Ayman taught the Creed of Islam over a weekend to over 15 students. A short analysis of the retreat can be found here.
Shaykh Mohammad Jamili
Shaykh Mohammad was born in Sanadaj in the province of Kurdistan in Iran. He began studying Islamic sciences at the age of 16, learning the rules of recitation of Quran, memorisation of the Quran, Shafi’i jurisprudence, self-purification, and Arabic Language.
Shaykh Dr Khurram Hassan
Shaykh Khurram started studying Arabic in 2002 whilst training to be a qualified medical doctor, after which he relocated to Syria where he concentrated on Arabic language and the Islamic sciences for two years before moving to Yemen where he focussed on the Islamic sciences for a further 7 years before moving back to the UK to teach.
He has taught a chapter on the Book of Assistance as well as a half-day course on the fiqh and health benefits of Ramadan. A short analysis of the course can be found here.