Ustādh Naveed was born here in Woking and attended the Shah Jahan Madrasa as a child and grew up as a member of the congregation.
In early 2010 Ustādh Naveed left the UK with his family in pursuit of sacred knowledge. He initially travelled to Syria enrolling at the Abu Nur Institute in Damascus to study Arabic Language. He also focussed on Qur’anic recitation reading to Sh Anas al-Hibri, whilst also attending lessons of the scholars of Damascus such as Shaykh Sa’id Ramadān Būti and Shaykh Tawfīq Būti.
In 2011 Ustadh Naveed travelled to the blessed city of Tarīm to study at the prestigious Dar al-Mustafa Islamic Seminary. Here Ustadh Naveed continued his studies in the Islamic sciences such as Tafsīr, Fiqh, Aqida, Sīra, Hadīth, Tasawwuf, Nahu, Balāgha.
His teachers include the Mufti of Tarīm, Habīb Alī al-Mashūr, Habīb Umar bin Hafīdh, Sh Umar al-Khatīb, Habīb Kādhim al-Saqqāf, Sh Tāha bin Abdul Hamīd Hamādī and Sh Mukhtār Jāmil amongst others.
In 2017 Ustadh Naveed returned to the UK and took the position of Head of Education at the Shah Jahan Mosque