Shaykh Haroon Hanif began studying twenty years ago in Liverpool. After which he travelled to France to study Arabic for a year. He then travelled to Syria where he spent three years completing his Islamic studies in multiple fields. There he sat in classes with some of the greatest scholars of Damascus including Shaykh Saeed Ramadan al-Buti. He also received authorisation in recital of the Quran.
Since 2010 he has been a Resident Teacher with Greensville Trust in Liverpool teaching the Micro Madrasa and Arabic Madrasa three-year courses.
He has translated a number of traditional Islamic texts into English and has authored a work on the Quran.