Born January 10th 1983, Shaykh Faheem is an Islāmic theologian who hails from Durban, South Africa. At a young age, he developed a keen interest in religion and qualified as a Hāfizh by the age of 12.
Shaykh Faheem spent six years further studying Islām under the tutelage of Sayyidunā Allāmah Sayyid Muhammad Aleemudeen Misbāhī in Ladysmith. By the age of 21 he graduated as a scholar of Islām in 2004 and spent the next two years in Blackburn, UK as an Imām. Returning to South Africa, he spent the next year as an Islāmic studies educator at the South Coast Madressa School followed by a further call up to the UK as the Head of Programming for television on Ummah Channel.
He later returned to South Africa, and in 2010 established with co-founders, the Islāmic Lifestyle Solutions where he currently heads the Education & Publications departments respectively. It was only after the co-establishment of the Islāmic Lifestyle Solutions that his love for authorship arose, and he commenced by tackling various issues in local Islāmic magazines as well as the Islāmic Lifestyle Solutions website discussing solutions to controversies pertaining to;
- Ø ‘Taraaweeh – 20 Rakaats or 8? Clarified!’
- Ø ‘Was the Me’raj in Body or Spirit?’
- Ø ‘Refuting the Belief that the Parents of the Prophet r Possessed Disbelief’
- Ø The Strategic Importance of Adhering to a Mazh-hub
His previous book, ‘The History & Compilation of The Qur’ān – An Exposition on the Authenticity & Inimitability of the Holy Qur’ān’ was his first major publication launched in Ramadhān 2014 and has been well received throughout South Africa as well as the United Kingdom.
He is currently a presenter on Radio Al-Ansār where he hosts his own show dedicated to the subject of Islāmic Eschatology entitled, ‘The Wake Up Project – An Analysis of the Signs of the End Time’.
Furthermore, the Shaykh is a presenter on Deen TV whose programs revolve around various subject matters.
His second publication ‘The Forgotten Haram- 40 Narrations Concerning Jerusalem’ highlights the immense importance of Islām’s third sacred sanctuary in hope of rekindling the desire to recognize the atrocities against the Palestinians and its irrefutable status in Islām.
Other works for future publications being the ‘Stories of the Prophets for the Modern Age’ which will be launched as a voluminous series inshā Allāh. The first volume will analyze specific events from some of the more renowned Prophets u whilst tackling contemporary issues therefrom. The second and third volumes will focus on the Sīrah (Prophetic Biography) of the Prophet (peace be upon him).