Abu Abdissalam was born in the central English town of Coventry and was raised in London. Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the City University in London, his zeal for knowledge led him to give up a subsequently lucrative career in the computer industry to join Dar Al-Hadith Al-Khayriyyah in the blessed city of Makkah where he obtained a degree in Islamic Studies, specialising in Hadith and it's Sciences. During his time there, he has studied under many of the prominent scholars of our time. He is currently in the final year of his degree at the Dar al-Hadith, Makkah. In the course of his studies he has acquired ijazas for all of the six major books of Hadith (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood, Na'sai and Ibn Majah). In addition, he also has ijazas for the Sharh of `Aqidah Tahawiyyah of Ibn Abd al-`Izz al-Hanafi, Shaykh Muhammmad Amin al-Harari's Sharh of the Muqadimmah of Muslim and Nuzhat al-Nazr Sharh Nukhbat al-Fikr of Ibn Hajar.