Imām S’ad Baig, Shaykh Yusuf Badat and Shaykh Habīb ‘Alī. After graduating with honours in his secondary education Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in Toronto, Canada and completing his Bachelors in Islamic Studies in 2009, Imām Mazhar travelled to Dārul ‘Uloom Zakariyya, South Africa, where he graduated with honours and achieved his Masters in Islamic Studies. This included higher faculty courses such as, Arabic Morphology/Syntax, Poetry, Exegesis of the Holy Qur’ān (Tafsīr), Islamic Theology and Ḥadīth Sciences. He has earned authorizations in Ḥadīth from many prominent Scholars, such as, the Grand Muftī of South Africa, Shaykh Ridhā-ul-Haq, Shaykh Sulaiman Choksī, Shaykh Muḥammad al ‘Awwāmah, the renowned Scholar of Ḥadīth in Madinah, and many others. Aside from his Islamic degrees, Imām Mazhar also holds diplomas in Astronomy and Counselling.
After returning to Canada from South Africa in 2012, Imām served as a teacher for Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Quranic Studies in various schools in Toronto. Two years later in 2014, Imām Mazhar was motivated to leave the big city life, and move to Western Canada to dedicate his services for the Muslim and the greater community there.
Imām Mazhar served there as the Director of Religious Affairs at the Ayesha Mosque and as a Muslim Chaplain at Thompson Rivers University aside from committing to various other endeavours in British Columbia and nation wide. Thereafter, the journey of life led the Imām to Alberta, Canada.