Mohammad is of Lebanese origin, and was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1970.
His parents are both from Tripoli in Lebanon, and have been described as cultural Muslims, Mohammed himself not being particularly religious in his youth. After quitting school at year 10 to learn carpentry, during his adolescence he’d lead a life full of drugs, heavy drinking and street fighting, taking an interest in boxing, where he’d become the NSW amateur welterweight champion in 1987, and in bodybuilding, winning the national under-19 bodybuilding title in 1989. At the age of 19 he’ll begin explore world religions, studying Christianity, Buddhism and Judaism before finally choosing Islam.
Mohammad studied under Sheikh Mohammed Omran, the spiritual leader of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association (Australia), who sent him, in 1990, to Saudi Arabia’s Islamic University of Madinah, where he spent four years studying Islamic law. He returned to Australia in 1997.
Mohammad fled to Tripoli, Lebanon, in November 2005 and was believed to have lived there from 2007 through at least December 2008. He relocated to Malaysia to continue Islamic studies, aiming for a PhD in Sharia, and returned to Australia, likely in 2010, to open a new prayer hall in Auburn.
In March 2011, Mohammad returned to Australia after a six-year absence. He established the Dawah Central centre in Auburn (now the Ahlus Sunnah walJamaah Auburn). It has a number of other locations in Sydney and elsewhere in Australia. He is associated with and supported by the Islamic organization Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah, and has delivered sermons at their centre in Auburn. His last known residence as of September 2012 was in the Southern Highlands.