Shaykh Abdur Rahman Ibn Yusuf


Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera graduated from Darul Uloom Bury, North England, where he memorized the Qur'an by the age of fifteen and completed the 'Alim program, receiving authentic certifications (ijaza) in numerous Islamic disciplines including Arabic, Islamic jurisprudence, and hadith (with particular emphasis on the six canonical collections of hadith (Sihah Sitta) and the Muwattas of Imam Malik and Imam Muhammad.

Upon graduation he travelled to South Africa, where he attended Madrasah Zakariyyah, then to Syria, where he received certification in Qur'anic recitation from Shaykh 'Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi and certification from Shaykh Adib Kallas after reading Mulla 'Ali al-Qari's Sharh al-Fiqh al-Akbar and attending lectures on other classical texts of Islamic creed ('aqida). He then travelled to Saharanpur, India, where he received a formal authorization to issue legal rulings (fatawa). Shaykh Abdur-Rahman attained additional certifications in hadith from such great scholars as Shaykh Muhaddith Habib al-Rahman al-A'zami, Shaykh Abu 'l-Hasan 'Ali Nadwi and Shaykh Muhammad al-'Awwama.

Shaykh Abdur Rahman has authored many books in the English Language, most notably Fiqh al-Imam. He is currently an Imam of a masjid in North London where he resides with his family.