Jafar Jeffrey was born in the UK to Jamaican parents. He accepted Islaam in 1992 at the age of 22 after a short search for the truth. After having lived in London, he Left the UK with his family for Amman, Jordon in 2004 in pursuit of Arabic and religous knowledge. In Jordon he spent a full year studying with many of the students of Shaykh Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albani, completing religious texts such as the books of Arabic grammar (like Al-Aajurroomiyyah), Aqeedah (like Al-Aqeedah Al-Wasitiyyah) and in Fiqh (Bulugh ul Maraam) with Shaykh Abu Islaam. He also attended the lessons of Shaykh Mashoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan (such as his explanation of Sahih Muslim) and Tafseer with Shaykh Hussain Al-Awaishah (As-Sa’di) as well as Ibn Rajab`s explanation Kitaabul Iman of Sahih Al-Bukhaari.
In 2005 he left Jordon with his family and traveled to Cairo in Egypt to further his studies in the Arabic language were he spent a year strengthening his knowledge and experience.
In 2006 He returned to the UK and settled in Leicester were he currently resides. At present he stands as Deputy Head of Markaz-us-Sunnah Leicester where he is involved in organizing educational programmes and events for the local community. He is also a Trustee of Masjid Ibn Taymeeyah (aka) Brixton Masjid, in Brixton, London.
Other shuyookh he has met, sat with and benefitted from include:
- Shaykh Wasiullaah Abbas (Makkah)
- Shaykh Asim Al-Qaryooti (Riyadh/Jordan)
- Shaykh Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Aal Shaykh
– Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia
– Chairman of The Council of Senior Scholars
– Chairman of The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa
- Shaykh Saalih Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan
– Member of Council of Senior Scholars
– Member of The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa
- Shaykh Fahad Sulaymaan Al-Fuhayd
– Head of college of ‘Aqeedah
– Professor at Imaam Muhammed Islamic University
- Shaykh Dr muhammad ibn haadee al-madkhalee
- Shaykh abdul azeez al rayyis ar-rayyis
- Shaykh Yahya Bin „Alee Al-Hajooree
- Shaykh Khalid al-‘Anbaree
- Shaykh muhammad al-malikee