Ustadh Hafiz Arshad Mahmood
Ustadh Hafith Arshad Mahmood started memorisation of the Holy Qur’an at the age of 10 at a local Madrassah and completed his Hifz at the age of 16 with Qari Ghulam Yasin Awan (Allah preserve him). He continued his studies with local teachers and undertook Fundamentals of Tajweed with Allama Abdul Shakoor Hazarvi (Allah preserve him).
He went on to continue his secular education and graduated from the University of Salford with a BSc Honours in I.T in September 1999. Since 2003 he has actively been involved in dawah and helped establish several initiatives in his local community and surrounding areas. In 2005 he met his Shaykh (Shaykh Muhammad Bin Yahya Al Ninowy Al Husayni) with whom he went on to study Aqida Tahawiyya, Bahrul Kalam and other introductory subjects and accompanied him on several Rihlas and deen intensives, both home and abroad. He further studied basic Arabic, Fiqh of Purification/worship according to the Hanafi Madhab with Shaykh Dr Mansur Ali and Shaykh Atabek (Allah preserve them).
Whilst studying & working, he also continued to serve as an Imam for Taraweeh prayers in Ramadhan for over 15 years in various mosques and centres around Lancashire. While undertaking his job as a computer programmer at the University of Manchester he has been active in Dawah on campus and has held study circles teaching Tawheed at ISOC; served as a Khatib for Friday prayers as well as teaching various fundamental subjects with the Madinah Society with whom he has been working since its inception. He also held Islamic Study Circles at Huddersfield University with the SAMEEM Society. In 2015, he taught Fiqh of Worship and Islamic Manners Modules on the Madina Institute One Year Foundation Programme at Masjid Al Quba in Rochdale where he also gives regular talks and leads the weekly Salawat gathering.
He has received Ijazas (permission) to teach Aqida and Fiqh from his honourable teacher and guide Shaykh Muhammad Bin Yahya Al Ninowy Al Husayni (Allah preserve him).
Despite being an active instructor for Madina Institute U.K and heading community service with Planet Mercy U.K, he is actively pursuing his Islamic Education ,studying a variety of subjects with Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad Al Azhari Al Hassani (Allah preserve him) who heads the Ihsan Institute.