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Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf

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.

The shaykh has worked on the following books:

Fiqh al-Imam: Key Proofs in Hanafi Fiqh (third edition published)
Provisions for the Seekers (second edition to be published)
Reflections of Pearls (Co-authored)
Translation of the Fiqh al-Akbar with Maghnisawi's commentary (unpublished)

He is currently an Imam at a Southern California masjid.