Shaykh Youssef Berrada has spent 2.5 years in the Islamic University of Medina in the early 1990’s, and has continued in the study of Maliki Fiqh and Suluk thereafter. In Medina, he has studied under Sheikh Ahmed Ibn Rashed AL Ruhaily who is now a Mufti in our Beloved Prophet's Mosque, May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. Sheikh Ahmed is also the top student of the renowned scholar of Usul, Sheikh Mohamed Mokhtar AlShingity. Ustadh Youssef has also studied Maliki Fiqh for many years under Dr. Ibrahim Ighliw who is a well-known personality in Ottawa. Over the past 5 years, Ustadh Youssef has been a student of the renowned Moroccan scholar Sheikh Abdullah Haddad from Fez, Morocco who has been his spiritual teacher, May Allah preserve him.