Shaykh Waseem is originally from Sheffield and currently resides in Manchester where he is the chairperson for ISNAD Institute and Director of the community initiative, Guidance Hub.
He spent 7 years in Damascus, Syria, privately studying Theology, Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, Rhetoric, Logic and other disciplines with leading scholars including Shaykh Adnan Darwish and the late Shaykh Rashad Al-Shams. He also studied various branches of Arabic linguistics at Abu Nur Institute and specialised in Hanafi Legal Reasoning under Shaykh Mazin Bakir.
In 2008, alongside his private studies, he was accepted onto the accelerated programme at Dawli Institute for Arabic and Islamic Sciences, in Damascus, which he completed in 2012.
With Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi he studied several notable works on Spirituality, including Al-Ghazali’s canonical work, the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya ‘Ulum Al-Din) and the Epistle of Al-Qushayri, (Al-Risala Al-Qushayriyya).
Immediately upon his return to the UK in 2012, Shaykh Waseem began disseminating sacred knowledge and founded a number of projects which focused on outreach work for young people and their issues. His affable and open approach has led itself to attracting people from all walks of life, especially disengaged young Muslims.
Alongside teaching and outreach work, he co-founded the Sacred Vows Introduction Service; an Islamic platform which assists people to find suitable life-partners.