Sheikh Said was raised in Eritrea, where he was educated by Sheikh Hamid (rehmatullah alaih), the Senior Judge of the Shari’ah Court in Asmara. While he remained in Eritrea, he studied under some of the greatest scholars in the country. He later moved to Madinah al Munawarah, where he continued his studies under Sheikh Atiyyah Mohammed Salim (rehmatullah alaih), the Resident Scholar of Masjid ul Nabawwi and Senior Judge of Madinah. Since that time Sheikh Faid has been invited to lecture all over the world, particularly in Canada, Germany, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UK. He has also headed Almadina College, a centre of learning in London.