Shaykh Zaid Fataar is the son of the prominent South African scholar Shaykh Riad Fataar and began his studies in Cairo, Egypt at the age of six. A graduate of Al-Azhar University, he completed Hifz and earned Ijazah in ‘Aqidah and Hadith. He was elected president of the South African Students Association, Cairo 2009.
Shaykh Zaid travels in and around Cape Town delivering lectures at masajid and is a regular guest on radio stations such as the Voice of the Cape and Radio Al Ansaar.
Shaykh Zaid is a vibrant character whom the students approach with warmth and respect. He became a member of the Muslim Judicial Council in 2008 and lectures full-time in ‘Aqidah, Mantiq and ‘Ulum al-Quran at Madina Institute South Africa, and is a visiting instructor for Madina Institute USA.