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Sheikh Zahir Mahmood

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

This erudite scholar was born in England and has gained licenses to teach (ijaazas) in many Islamic sciences including Qur'an, Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and Traditions (Hadith) of The Prophet (SAW) from various Shyukh.

Following the completion of his secular studies at the age of 16, he enrolled at Dar al-Uloom al-Arabiyya al-Islamiyya, Bury (a satellite college to al- Azhar University), where he initiated his studies of the Alimiya course. Thereafter, he studied 3 years in the presitigious seat of learning al-Jamia al- Islamiyya Karachi, Pakistan.

Abu Bakr - The First Man to Embrace Islam

The life of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq (may Allah be pleased with him) CD1 From childhood to embracing Islam
CD2 Unflinching support for the Prophet Muhammad pbuh until Hijrah to Madinah
CD3 Hijrah until the demise of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh
CD4 The inaugral speech as Khalifah until the advice to the army of Usamah Ibn Zayd
CD5 Armies sent out to combat false Prophets, collation of the Qur'an, appointment of Umar Ibn al-Khattab as the appointment og the next Khalifah and the demise of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with them both.)

Are You A Loser?

"By Time, Indeed, mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience." [Qur'an Surat Al'Asr]


Bilal - From Slave to Master

A few people stand in the face of tyranny with endurance when they believe in the true and eternal message of Islam. This book sheds light on the life and struggle of the greatest example of endurance. Bilal bin Rabah whom Islam changed from a weak slave to a great hero, stood firm in the face of oppression and hence taught generations to come how a Muslim should act when his Faith is challenged. He was the only Mu'adhdhin (caller to prayer) during the lifetime of the Prophet*. His emblem all his life was `Allah is One, Allah is One.'


Gaza Through Our Eyes

Shaykh Zahir details the epic Viva Palestina journey from Britain to Gaza. He describes the highs, lows, ebbs and flows of the journey, the immense love and emotion displayed by the general public and the obstacles created by some of the world’s most notorious police states. The lecture ends with an emotional description of the suffering of the Gazans, witnessed first hand by the members of the convoy.


The Life of Salahudeen Ayyubi

The Worshipper, The Warrior, The Conqueror, The Legend Salahudeen al-Ayyubi, celebrated by the muslims as the liberator or al-Quds and equally revered by the west for his compassion and bravery. The CD lecture details the heroic life and efforts of this warrior and ascetic, may Allaah have mercy upon him. Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah's way are of much greater worth in Allah's sight. These are they who are triumphant. [ at-Tawbah ]


The Martyrdom of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab

Shaykh Zahir details the events leading up to the martyrdom of the second Caliph, Umar ibn al-Khattab (RA).

Part 1 | Part 2

Dawn of A New Superpower

Shaykh Zahir explains in detail the encounter of the companion of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Rabi b. Amir and the second in command of the Superpower of the day, Rustum. A riveting encounter which led to the battle of al-Qadsiya. The defining battle between the Muslims and the Persian Superpower.


European Depictions of The Prophet (saw) A Historical Account

Shaykh Zahir explains the rights of the Prophet peace be upon him over the believers, and the love that his Companions exemplified for him. The Shaykh also illustrates how many of the most influential thinkers of Europe demonised and vilified the Prophet peace be upon him for over a thousand years. Thus the current caricatures printed in a number of European newspapers are reminiscent of an age old bigotry and enmity.


Al-Quran a Timless Guide

In this time of firm (tribulation), Shaykh Zahir rakes a journey through the past stories detailed in al-Qu'an the final Revelation, to extract Allah's guidance for the modern day. Among these stories is the account of Musa's (peace and blessings be upon him) dealings with Pharaoh and considers the cunning tactics of Shairan along the way.


Abdullah Ibn Zubayr The Seventh Caliph

Abdullah ibn Zubayr, the Grandson of Abu Bakr, nephew of Aisha, son of Zubayr ibn Al-Awwam, one of the ten guaranteed Jannah and Asma (known as the one with the two waist belts). Sahaaba (may Allah be pleased with them) would say three things; no one disputed regarding Abdullah ibn Zubayr "His bravery, eloquence and worship". He was the first child to be born in Medina; upon nobody's birth were the Sahaaba as happy as upon the birth of Abdullah ibn Zubayr. The Seventh Caliph, his final discussion with his mother is one of the most touching that history has ever captured. It exemplifies the bravery of mother and child.


Martydom of Uthman ibn Affan

A moving account of the martyrdom of Sayyiduna Uthman Ibn Affan radiyallahu anhu.


The Martydom of Hussain - Karbala

A moving account of the Martyrdom of the Grandson of the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam, Sayyiduna Hussain radiyallahu anhu.


Sa'd ibn Abbi Waqaas - Knight of Islam

An account of the life of the Great Companion Sa'd Ibn Abi Waqqas radiyallahu anhu.


Preparing for Ramadan

A talk given by Shaykh Zahir regarding the virtues of the blessed month of Ramadhan and how to prepare for it.


The Final Disaster

Shaykh Zahir explains the causes of natural disasters and how mans actions contribute to these disasters. The Shaykh further elaborates on the earthquake of the final hour and finally concludes that both of these earthquakes are considerably less significant than the ultimate disaster.


The Sword of Allah | Khalid Bin Walid

In this lecture Shaykh Zahir details the life of the greatest military general to have graced this earth the man defined by the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him as the sword of Allah

Part 1 | Part 2

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