Shaykh Abu Ubaydah was born in London, UK. He attended primary school, secondary school and college in London, where he studied History, Law and English. Having memorised the Qur'an at the age of 21, he then turned his attention towards Islamic studies. He travelled to Cairo where he enrolled at Al-Azhar Islamic University completing a Bachelors Degree in Shari'ah in 2012. He continued his studies in Egypt and studied Advanced Arabic and Islamic Sciences. Shaykh Abu Ubaydah lived and worked in Egypt as a curriculum developer for three years before returning to the UK to become a senior lecturer.