This site was initially started as a blog in 2005 by one individual and has undergone many changes throughout the years. Our development plan for the future – God willing – is to host additional authors with their content. With regards to the main author, please find some information below:
Saleh Abu Hashim
I was born and raised in the UK and studied Social Sciences, IT and Education at University up to post graduate level. My first serious exposure to traditional scholarship was when I attended the month long Rihla course held in the UK in the summer of 1997. Shortly thereafter I spent a year in the Middle East where I studied Arabic at the University of Jordan in 1998-1999. I also spent four years working in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, during which I read with some scholars in my free time.
I have completed the study of basic texts in: Arabic grammar, Hanafi fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Hadith, Mustalah al-Hadith and Aqidah. I am fortunate to have studied and read with scholars based in the UK, as well as from Mauritania, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. One of my current study interests is Hanbali fiqh which I am pursuing with teachers from the Arab world.
My research interests include the traditional learning heritage of the Hijaz and the creation of learning materials for adult learning courses. I have worked in a minor volunteer role on several projects with Turath Publishing since 2005.
I currently reside in the UK with my family and work in a field unrelated to Islamic Studies.