Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL in Computer Engineering and received his Bachelors diploma from National-Louis University in Lisle, IL in the field of Applied Behavioral Sciences. His Islamic education began at Jāmiʿat al-Ḥasanayn in Faisalabad, Pakistan, a pioneering seminary founded by the renowned orator and scholar, Mawlana Tariq Jameel, where he studied the foundational Islamic sciences with erudite scholars like Mawlana ʿUbayd Allāh, Shaykh Ramzī al-Ḥabīb al-Tūnisī, and Mufti Aḥmad ʿAlī.
Mawlana Bilal completed his formal dars niẓāmī studies (equivalent Masters degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies) at the Jāmiʿat Dār al-ʿUlūm in Karachi, where he studied the canonical hadith collections with Mufti Muḥammad Taqī al-ʿUthmānī, Mufti Muḥammad Rafīʿ al-ʿUthmāni, Muftī Maḥmūd Ashraf al-ʿUthmāni, Mufti ʿAbd al-Raʿūf al-Sikharwī, and Mawlana Iftikhār Aḥmad al-Aʿzamī. Mawlana Bilal subsequently enrolled in a specialization course in Hadith and studied under ‘Allamah Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm al-Nuʿmānī (al-Chishtī).
Mawlana Bilal has ijāzahs in hadith from the most senior generation of hadith masters in Pakistan, namely Mawlana ʿAbd al-Halīm al-Nuʿmānī, Mawlana Salīm Allāh Khān, Mawlana Sarfarāz Khān Ṣafdar, Mawlana ʿAbd al-Ḥamīḍ al-Sawātī, and Mawlana Khān Muḥammad — students of Shaykh al-Islam Ḥusayn Aḥmad al-Madanī and Mawlana Fakhr al-Ḥasan al-Murādabādī (may Allah have mercy on them). He has since continued his studies in various fields, including discursive theology (kalām), Islamic jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh), and Islamic philosophy under Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia at Darul Qasim. His research interests include Hadith, Ḥanafī law, Education and curriculum development, Mental Health, and Islamic Bioethics.