Shaykh Hassan ibn Ali Al-Kittani was born in Morocco in 1972, and comes from a celebrated scholarly family. He spent his youth being educated in a number of countries, including Jordon, Saudi Arabia and Morocco. He completed a Masters degree in Islamic jurisprudence and The Principles of Jurisprudence (al-fiqh wa al-usool) while being based in the Jordanian capital of Amman, wherein his thesis was supervised by the renowned scholar, Al-‘Allamah Sa’dullah Abu Al-Qasim Al-Jaza’iriy. Thereafter, Shaykh Hassan was the Friday prayer leader in the central mosque of the coastal province of Salé, in Morocco, for a number of years.