I’ve been studying with Sh Abu Safiyyah for over a year and I look forward to my lessons, as we don’t stick rigidly to the texts- we delve into specific issues where necessary. He’s somebody that takes from his students as well and entertains issues he didn’t otherwise notice or know the answer to. This kind of character helps a student feel closeness to him and enjoy his company, and also increases the desire to learn more and look forward to the classes. He teaching style is entertaining and he explains concepts in a simple way. I’ve developed a lot and look forward to signing up to Sirat Seminary and learning in my own time and at my own pace.
One things that I’ve found with our beloved Shaykh Abu Safiyyah, was that his approach is very detailed – he would give a very good flavour and context into which the text was written and the discussions it pertains to.
I would not hesitate to recommend him highly for anyone who wants to increase their insight, specifically in the fields of Fiqh, Hadith and other sciences and also to have a better practical grasp of sometimes complex concepts that are vital to understand, living in the West.
Sh Abu Safiyyah is someone who has been a teacher and mentor of mine as long as I can remember, and what really stood out from my time spent with him was his constant encouragement to reach for the stars in our seeking of knowledge. The ustadh has a dynamic way of teaching upon the way of the Salaf.
Our Shaykh Abu Safiyyah was always supportive in his teaching. He constantly motivated and push me in the path of seeking knowledge, with his teaching style and his manners. He is someone with a lot of love for the sunnah and it shows during the lessons. He constantly gave me time and advised on the meothods of seeking knowledge.
I studied the text Jami’ ul ‘Uloom wal Hikam- Ibn Rajab, under Ustadh Abu Safiyyah, a while ago. He is a teacher that has a very good style of teaching. I’d say from all the teachers that I’ve studied under, he’s definitely one of the most reliable/well mannered. I’ve benefitted from his passion for Hadith and the sunnah as well as his knowledge itself. He speaks from authentic sources only quoting the scholars of the sunnah as per the understanding of the salaf. I would definitely testify in respect to his teaching.
The first time and text I studied with our dear Sheikh Abu Safiyyah Mohammed Osman حفظه الله was the 40 hadeeth of Imam al Nawawi when he graduated from the University of Madinah and no doubt it changed my life.
Not only was I effected by his manners along with this when teaching he never ever lacked conveying the importance of spirituality and the seriousness of this path. This balance really allows a student to connect understand and preserve this revelation. I highly recommend anyone looking to join an online seminary to make it this one, the syllabus is also like no otherMay Allah preserve our Sheikh and his family, Aameen.