He was born in 1349 H / 1927 C.E. as indicated in his official papers.The Shaykh was raised in a village by the name of Tughaa Taab in Habashah where he studied the Noble Qurʾān. After he completed this, he began studying the books of Fiqh of the al-Shāfiʿī madh′hab. He also studied al-ʿArabīc in the village with Shaykh Muḥammad Amīn al-Huraree. He then left the village for another, where he met with another student, Shaykh ʿAbd al-Karīm, with whom he later made ḥijrah to Saudi al-ʿArabīa. They both then proceeded to Shaykh Moosa and studied under him ((Nuthum al-Zuhd)) of Ibn Raslān. They then studied ((Matan al-Minḥāj)) under Shaykh Abādir, inclusive of many other fields of knowledge.
He then had a desire to travel to the Holy Land of Makkah to seek knowledge and perform ḥajj. So the two of them left al-Habashah (Ethiopia/Eritrea) and travelled to Ṣumālīa from where they boarded a ship heading for Aden, Yemen. There they faced much danger and difficulties both on land and at sea. So they travelled by foot and fasted the month of Ramaḍān in this state until they reached Saudi al-ʿArabīa.