Sh. M. Zain Nakidien is from Cape Town, South Africa. He studied Arabic from a young age and did it formally for 5 years in high school. After school, he studied at the Darul Arqam institute on the MJC premises for 2 years, where he furthered his Islamic and Arabic knowledge before getting accepted at the Islamic University of Medina.
He studied in Medina for 6 years where he did an Arabic language course and completed his Honours Degree in Islamic Jurisprudence.
He is currently doing his Masters degree in Linguistics and regularly lectures at different Masajid.