By Muhammad Mujibur Rahmān
It has been my longing desire to write a biography of my beloved teacher and spiritual mentor, Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām. Finally, I have been given the opportunity to fulfil my aspiration. I have written a brief account of his life and works to highlight his achievements. I am eternally grateful to Allāh for including me in the pious company of my Shaykh, who has been an inspiration in my life and undoubtedly in the life of many others too. This is a brief biography of Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām and I am hopeful that in the future a comprehensive biography will be written and made available, Inshā-Allāh.
Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām was born on the 17th of Rajab 1394 A.H (6th of August 1974) in the small village of Duhal in the town of Biswanath, district Sylhet, Bangladesh. His father was Muhammad Ali and his grandfather was Soyd Ali. He is the second eldest of four brothers and three sisters. He was initially given the name Shamsul Islām by the elders of his family but later his uncle kept his permanent name as Saiful Islām.
Migration to England
On the 1st of March 1981, Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islām’s father decided to take the family to the UK. They settled in the city of Bradford which is situated in the Yorkshire region of England.