Shaykh Abdurrahman studied
primarily at Darul Uloom Bury, North England for more than 11 years, where he
completed his hifz and 'alim class. A portion of the 'alim class was studied in
Gujrat. He has also completed the six books of Hadith along with the Muwattas of
Imam Malik and Imam Muhammad.
After graduating from Darul Uloom
Bury, Shaykh Abdurrahman went to Madrasah Zakariyyah in South Africa and studied
part-time with Mufti Radha al-Haq. He also completed a BA Honors degree at Rand
Afrikaans University in Johannesburg under Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman Doi.
He then traveled to Syria, where he
received authorization [ijaza] from Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi for reciting
the entire Qur'an from memory [hifz],and from Shaykh Adib Kallas for studying
the Sharh al-Fiqh al-Akbar of Mulla Ali Qari, and attending lectures on other
classiscal texts on Aqida.
His following year was spent in
Saharanpur, India completing the Ifta' course. This involved studying al-Ashbah
wa 'l-naza'ir of Ibn Nujaym, Siraji in Mirath, the chapter on Buyu', Ijarah,
etc, Waqf, and qada of the al-Durr al-mukhtar. Also studied the following in
Usul al-Hadith: Qafw al-athar, al-Raf' wa 'l-Takmil fil Jarh wa '-lta'dil of
Lakhnawi, and half of Suyuti's Tadrib al-Rawi. The latter books were part of the
Takhassus fil Hadith course.
Shaykh Abdurrahman also aquired the
ijaza of the great hadith scholars Shaykh Muhaddith Habib al-Rahman al-A'zami
through his student Shaykh Mufti Zayn al-'Abidin, head of the Takhassus fil
Hadith program. He also had the fortunate opportunity to read the awa'il [first
hadiths] of the primary nine hadith collection to Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi in
Nadwat al-'Ulama, Lukhnow and received his Ijazah. Also received the ijaza of
Shaykh Muhammad al-'Awwama the Sgreat Syrian hadith scholar, who is currently
living in Madina Munawwara.