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Ustadh Sulayman Mohammed Shahnawaz

Ustadh Sulayman Mohammed Shahnawaz

Ustadh Sulayman Mohammed Shahnawaz is our newest instructor and student mentor. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 1996 with a BA (Hons) in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.

His quest for further studies then took him to the blessed lands of Syria where he completed the two-year Arabic programme at the Abu Nour Institute. He then moved to Amman, Jordan where he stayed, with his family, for the next fourteen years

His specialism is in Arabic grammar and communicative skills. He taught Elementary and Intermediate Arabic at Qibla.com, a leading online academy, for almost five years where his role also involved syllabi development and composing supplementary material for courses. Most recently Sulayman also compiled a grammatical analysis and lexicon for the Qasas al-Nabiyyin series.

During his stay in Jordan, he continued his private studies in Hanafi Fiqh, ‘Aqida and Tafsir with local teachers such as Sheikh Ali al-Zino. However, Arabic remains his much-loved subject and he continues to read classical and modern nahw books.

In the summer of 2017, he returned to the UK and took up a full time position with the Abu Zahra Foundation.

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