Shammas Tubraiz began his studies in 2002, studying theology and basic to intermediate level Shafi’i and Hanafi fiqh. In 2004, he was accepted at the Faizan al-Rasul Institute in Birmingham – a distinguished centre of Islamic scholarship – where he continued his pursuit for sacred knowledge under the tutelage of the esteemed Shaykh Rasul Baksh Sa’eedi, studying many of the Islamic sciences.
Ustadh Shammas is co-founder of ‘Honouring Tradition’, an initiative to address common misconceptions and issues affecting the Muslim community, which has developed an online platform where individuals can ask relevant questions and resolve often complex inter-personal matters. He is also the Co-founder of Sacred House, which is a community hub for grassroots activities and a place for local individuals and organisations to showcase their projects. Currently, Sacred House is home to the renowned ‘New Roots’ community initiative, the Sacred Texts Syllabus, the ‘Path to Salvation’ diploma, regular coffee mornings, sirah classes, nasheed & duff classes and monthly gatherings in remembrance of the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Ustadh Shammas currently resides in Birmingham with his wife and two children, and alongside community activities, he works full time in the NHS, teaches private advanced Islamic studies classes, and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Public Health Informatics.