Mawlana Saaleh was raised in the Bay Area, where he completed his Hifz under Mufti Mudassir. At the age of 17, and after completing his introductory Arabic books, he journeyed to South Africa, enrolling in Darul Uloom Azaadville, where he studied the traditional Dars-i Nizami. He then earned his bachelor’s at Columbia University, majoring in History.
He is now an Ifta student at Darul Qasim, and a master’s candidate at the University of Chicago, focusing on the late Mughal period, and the rise of colonialism in India. His primary interests are Hanafi legal theory, Indian-Persian poetry, and creative writing.