Born and raised in Birmingham, UK, Shaykh Ahsan graduated from the Islamic University of Madinah with a BA in Shari'ah. He then completed his PhD in Islamic Theology from the University of Birmingham.
Shaykh Ahsan currently serves as an imam and lecturer. He is an instructor and the Head of Qur'an & Hadith Studies at AlMaghrib Institute. He has presented academic research at AMJA and other conferences as well as presenting a number of Islamic TV programs.