I was born in Damascus, Syria on the 9th of September 1968 and migrated to Perth, Western Australia in December 1970 at the age to two. I have seen Perth grow from a small community of one Mosque and a few thousand Muslims to this flourishing multicultural community of about 50,000 Muslims with over fifteen places of prayer and such a broad range of services and facilities. We praise All-Mighty Allah for His innumerable blessings on us. After completing my high school education, I started pursuing a diploma in chartered accounting. This was put on hold when I realised the need for religious education and Scholars in Perth, so under the guidance of Sheikh Abbas Ali I set off in pursuit of Islamic knowledge.
I have studied under many eminent scholars in places like The Islamic University of South Africa and The Islamic University of Karachi. I have acquired a Masters Degree in Islamic Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Arabic, as well as qualifications in counselling and community welfare. I enjoyed playing a community role delivering Friday sermons, running educational classes, Da’wa (propagation of Islam) and Islamic Counselling and Marriage Counselling. I am an authorised Civil and Islamic Marriage Celebrant with over 14 years experience and happily married with three children, Wal-Humdulillah.