My name is Arif Abdulaziz, also known as Abu Muhammad. I travelled to Egypt in 2009 where I received an “Ijaazah” (which is Arabic for “permission”, “authorization”) (chain of narration to the Prophet peace be upon him) when I sat and recited the Quraan to Sheikh Muhammad Al Munshid, who has one of the shortest chains of narration (27th from the Prophet peace be upon him) via Hafs An Assim (one of the famous modes of recitation).
I have studied Arabic and received a “Tazkiyah” (permission to teach) the Al-‘Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk series along with “Al Aajrumiyyah” (a well-known and useful beginner level grammar book) from my teacher. I benefited and acquired the theoretical knowledge of Tajweed mostly from Sheikh Ayman As Suwayd (May Allaah preserve him), as well as from books and personal Quraan teachers, may Allah have mercy upon them all. I have a YouTube channel where I have summarised the science of Tajweed for beginners, basic Arabic lessons and translated short heart softening reminders.
As for the science of dream interpretation, I studied under Dr. Ashraf Elassal, Dr. ‘Ala Abdo, Shakir Karamti and Foud Shamali directly and others indirectly.
As for my methodology then I follow the methodology of Ahl Sunnah Wal jama’. I do my best to understand my religion according to the understanding of the companions and those who followed them in beliefs, actions, methodology and manners. May Allah be pleased with them all and keep us upon guidance till we go back to him.