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.”


  • Ustadh Haroon Hanif

    Ustadh Haroon Hanif began his path of studying Islam almost twenty years ago. His path of learning began with studying in Liverpool. He travelled to France to study Arabic 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 Islamic law. 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 the likes of Shaykh Saeed Ramadan al-Buti. He also received authorisation in recital of the Quran from one of his teachers, Shaykh Abdul Hakim Uthman. He returned in 2010 when he took up a post as Resident teacher at Greensville Trust. He has been teaching on the Micro-Madrasa course and teaches across the North of England.

  • Ustadh Amir Nawaz

    Ustadh Amir began his pursuit of knowledge in Liverpool with Ustadh Haroon Hanif and Shaykh Sirajuddin in 2001. He continued his studies with Ustadh Ibrahim Osi-Efa in 2006 which then led him to travel to Yemen. He was blessed to study at Dar al-Mustafa under al-Habib Umar b. Hafiz, al-Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf, al-Habib Muhammad al-Aydarus, Shaykh Umar al-Khatib and Shaykh Salim Bahraysh. Whilst in Yemen, he assisted with the annual Dowra program. He also set up various programmes such as 'The Rights of the Deceased' course with the Mufti of Tarim, Habib Ali al-Mashour and a course for mothers under the supervision of Habib Umar. He is currently a resident teacher at Greensville Trust where he teaches on the Arabic Madrasa course and is the principal at the Rawda Academy.

  • Ustadh Burhaan Khandia

    Ustadh Burhaan Khandia is the son of Qari Ismaeel Khandia who is one of the leading teachers of Qur’an in the city of Derby. Qari Ismaeel is renowned for his service of the deen and the service of the community. He was charged with Ustadh Burhaan Khandia’s education in religious affairs including fiqh, aqidah, tafsir and hadith from an early age by virtue of his being his father. Ustadh Burhaan Khandia has studied with the ulama of India (Ajmer Sharif) where he began his memorization with the Qur’an. He also travelled to Yemen where he studied for three years under the theological scholars and spiritual masters of Hadramawt including Habib Omar Bin Hafiz.

    He now teaches in Ikhlas education Centre in derby and travels across the country to deliver speeches and talks to the masses on a number of topical subjects and he is also a resident teacher at Greensville Trust where he teaches on the Arabic-Madrasa course, the Essentials of Islam, Alumni Connect and the Seekers of Knowledge which are both part of the Micro-Madrasa.