Shaikh Ahsan Hanif was born and bred in Birmingham, UK where he memorised the Qur'an at the tender age of 13. After completing his secondary studies, he gained a scholarship to enter the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing his Arabic diploma, he graduated from the Faculty of Shari'ah in 2006 with honours.
During his time in Madinah, he was fortunate enough to gain ijazah in the Qur'an as well as study under a number of well known scholars, such as Sh. Abdul Muhsin al-Abbad, Sh. Muhammad ibn Muhammad Mukhtar al-Shinqiti, Sh. Sulayman al-Ruhayli and many more.
Upon his return to the UK, he pursued his PhD in Islamic Studies which he completed in 2011. He is currently the imam of Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham as well as an instructor for AlMaghrib Institute.