Greensville Trust

“Sacred education is a God given right of each person that begins prior to birth. Our mission is to deliver this inalienable right thereby facilitating our ultimate purpose, to know God.”

Key Profiles

  • Ustadh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

    Ustadh Ibrahim was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He was blessed with the opportunity to study a multitude of classical disciplines at the hands of some of the holders of the tradition such as al-Murabit al-Haj Ould Fahfu, al-Habib Umar b. Hafiz and al-Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. Initially studying for three years in both Syria and Mauritania at the Abu Nur Institute, Damascus University and the Mahdara of Murabit al-Haj respectively, Ustadh Ibrahim was then blessed with the opportunity to spend over six years in the illuminated Hadrami city of Tarim, where he studied under the qualified hands of teachers such as al-Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf, al-Habib Ali al-Jifri and al-Shaykh Umar Husain al-Khatib at the illustrious Dar al-Mustafa and the Ribat of Tarim.

  • Ustadh Haroon Hanif

    Ustadh Haroon began his path of studying Islam almost twenty years ago. His path of learning began with studying with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in Liverpool. He travelled to France to study Arabic at IESH for one year. He returned and spent a decade working as a Housing Officer whilst at the same time continuing his Islamic studies. He received grounding in a number of sciences, particularly jurisprudence and language. During this time he taught students privately and on courses nationally. He then travelled to Syria in 2007 where he spent three years completing his studies. There he sat in the classes with some of the greatest scholars of Damascus including Shaykh Said Ramadan al-Buti and Shaykh Usama Rifa'i. He studied with many scholars particularly Shaykh Muhammad Jum'ah, Shaykh Adnan Darwish and Shaykh Abdul Hakim Uthman.

    He returned in 2010 when he took up post as Resident Teacher with Greensville Trust in Liverpool. He has been teaching on the Micro-Madrasa course and also teaches across the North of England particularly focusing on Qur'an. He travels across the country delivering lectures and teaching on courses and has translated a number of traditional Islamic texts into English. He is married with two children.

  • Ustadhah Nagheba Hayel

    Ustadhah Nagheba is a graduate of and former teacher at Dar al-Zahra'n Tarim, Hadramaut. She was also honoured to spend three years in the blessed city of Damascus, Syria as a student of Arabic and the sacred sciences.