Mufti Muhammed Zubair Butt is British born and committed the Holy Qur’an to memory at the age of 16 before going onto receiving Ijazahs in the ten variant recitals of the Holy Qur’an at the Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury, UK. He has studied traditional Islamic sciences, including Arabic language and literature, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Hadith, Usul al-Hadith, Tafseer, Usul al-Tafseer, and completed the Shahaadah al-‘Aalamiyyah at Darul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan in 1995. In 1997 he graduated from his post graduate specialization in the issuance of fatwa – legal edicts under the instruction of the world renowned Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani.
Mufti Zubair holds the position of Senior Advisor on Islamic law at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Bradford. He is also active in various fields including health and education where he serves as Chair, Shariah Advisor, or member of several committees. He lectures on the Ethics of Transplants and Autopsy at the University of Leeds and is a regular contributor at seminars on Islamic medical ethics.