Shaykh Abu Rumaysah Refi Shafi

Abu Rumaysah Refi Shafi was born and brought up in High Wycombe. He currently studies with Shaykh Haitham Al-Haddad and, previously, Shaykh Abu AbdiRahman Al-Libee. He graduated from Imperial College from the faculty of Electronic Engineering. He currently works as a Software Engineer and is the chairman of WISE (Wycombe Islamic Society). He is very active in his local community, especially with his Masjid and working with youth. He has translated a number of books such as 'The Criterion between the Friends of Allah and the Friends of Shaytan,' and 'Relief from Distress (the Dua of Yunus 'alayhī al-Salām),' both by Ibn Taymiyyah as well as many others. He has also written an explanation of Surah al-Fatihah called ‘The Spiritual Cure.’ He currently gives weekly circles in High Wycombe on a variety of topics covering aqidah, fiqh, hadith, tafsir and Arabic Language. He is also a Lecturer for MRDF.
91 Articles

Has Gaza woken us up?

23 Min Read

If the apartheid state's genocide of Gaza doesn't force us to cleanse our hearts, I do not know what will.

The Objectives of Fasting

33 Min Read

In this partial translation of Maqāṣid al-Ṣawm (The Objectives of Fasting), Shaykh Abu Rumaysah Refi Shafi shares a number of key insights into Ramadan.

Sh Muhammad al-Amin al-Shanqiti’s Tafsir of the Fatiha

23 Min Read

Enjoy Sh Muhammad al-Amin al-Shanqiti’s Tafsir of the Fatiha masterfully translated by Sh Abu Rumaysah into English.

Who Are The Muttaqūn?

53 Min Read

Sh Abu Rumaysah renders beautifully Ibn Kathīr's full tafsīr (for the first time in the English language) of the first verses of Sūrat al-Baqarah explaining the qualities of the Muttaqūn...

Al-Fatihah: The Opening

42 Min Read

Enjoy one of the most in-depth tafsirs of the Fatihah in English translated by Sh Abu Rumaysah.

Parable of the Hypocrites

16 Min Read

“Whenever it flashes for them, they walk therein, and when darkness covers them, they stand still”

The Inner Secrets of Fasting

9 Min Read

Know that in the fast is a special quality that is not found in anything else

The Likeness of Abraham ﷺ

13 Min Read

"I saw Abraham (ʿalayhi al-Salām) and the person who resembles him most is your companion..."

“He was more beautiful than the moon” ﷺ

14 Min Read

"Even then, this comparison falls short and fails to convey his true beauty..." ﷺ

Prophetic Beauty

27 Min Read

"His face shone with resplendence like that of the moon when full..." ﷺ