Mansur Kaps was born in Montreal, Canada and accepted Islam at the age of 23. Having had the blessing of learning Arabic the same year as his conversion, and learning basic fard al-ayn over the following 2 years, he was inspired to begin his journey (rihla) of seeking knowledge at the feet of scholars abraod. He spent 7 years in Amman, Jordan where he deepened his knowledge of Arabic, Fiqh, Hadith, Aqidah, Mantiq and some of the basic sciences of the Qur'an. He also briefly travelled to al Ayn in the UAE, and Mauritania to study some of the poems of Sidi Muhammad Mawlud. He is currently studying with the esteemed shaykh Zuhayr Qazzan, from Algeria and who is currently residing in Cairo. His lessons are mainly private classes online due to the current global situation preventing him from travelling. For Mansur, learning is a never ending process.