In 1986 Maulana Shamsul enrolled at Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiyah, Bury, and over a 10 year period completed the Hifz and also the Alimiyyah course studying many Islamic sciences including Arabic, Quranic Tafseer, Hadeeth, Fiqh and Aqeedah under the supervision of Sheikhul Hadith Hadhrat Yusuf Motala Sahib RA and also from whom he received Ijazah of bay’at.
After graduating from Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiyah, Maulana Shamsul joined world famous Azhar University in Egypt, specialising in Hadeeth and graduated with a degree in 1998. In 2000, Maulana Shamsul completed a Masters in Islamic Studies at Exeter University and then went on to teach for a number of years at KD Grammar school in Manchester and then later started teaching Hifz class.
In 2010, Maulana Shamsul opened Noor Academy in Rochdale which is an evening madrasah for children. In 2014, Maulana Shamsul was part of the team who established Rochdale Islamic Academy for Boys. He is now the Deputy Headteacher of the school and also Head of the Islamic education and Tarbiyah of the children at the school. He also teaches part time Hifz of the Quran at the central Masjid Rochdale,
Maulana Shamsul is the founder of the UK registered charity Sultanpur Imam Yusuf Trust (SIYT) which regularly raises funds for the poor and also supports Sultanpur Girls Madrasah, Sylhet, Bangladesh, which has more than 1000 students.
English (fluent), Bengali (fluent), Urdu (fluent), Arabic (fluent)