Shaykh Taha Masood
Shaykh Taha Masood was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He began his Islamic studies at a young age, completing hifz of the Quran by the age of 16 under the instruction of Mufti Aasim Rashid. He then spent one year in Darul-Uloom Binnori Town, Karachi, Pakistan, where he studied Tajwid while revising and perfecting his memorization of the Holy Quran under trained and renown Qaris.
After returning to Montreal, Shaykh Taha formally began his formal Islamic Studies (Aalim Program) with Mufti Aasim Rashid. He continued these studies with Mufti Aasim, even after he moved to Vancouver, BC, up to the 5th year of the Aalim Program (Mishkat). To complete the final year of these studies (Dawra al-Hadith), he traveled to the UK and studied under several world famous scholars, including Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Yusuf Mutala, Mufti Shabbir Ahmad, and Mufti Abdul Raheem Limbada. He completed the Aalim Program and graduated from Darul-Uloom Bury with distinctive honors in 2013.
Shaykh Taha Masood then returned to Vancouver and continued his studies with Mufti Aasim Rashid, completing his Takhassus fi al-Fiqh al-Islami (aka Mufti course), and graduated with honors in March 2013.
Since this time, Shaykh Taha has been managing all programs and administrative affairs at Al-Ihsan. He serves as a director for Al-Ihsan, and is an instructor for the full-time Aalim Program, the Islam Comprehensive Program, and the Foundations of Arabic Program. He has had the honour of teaching several senior level subjects, including al-Hidaya, Mishkat al-Masabih, Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Ibn Majah, and Sunan al-Nasai.