Shaykh Zahir Mahmood was born in England and has gained licences to teach (Ijaazas) in many Islamic Sciences including Quran, Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and Traditions (Hadith) of The Prophet (Salallahu alayhi wasalam) from various Shuyukh.
For many years, he has been a Khateeb (preacher) at the Jame Masjid in Aston. From that base, he taught many workshops, including Arabic at various levels, Seerah and delivered countless talks about the Sahaba (RA).
The Shaykh then moved on to set up his own institute in Birmingham by the name of As-Suffa Institute and he is currently teaching there. He has endeavoured to reach out to the youth both locally and nationally by travelling throughout the country delivering talks and lectures in order to motivate the Muslim masses to become the best of people.