Islamic Studies

Welcoming The Return Of The Muhaddith From Ahl Bayt And America: Sheikh Abdullah Adhami

Asalamu alaykum,

I’ve meet a number of scholars in the last few years, but Sh. Abdullah is one that really sticks out: deep knowledge, sincere love for it coupled with an amazing memory makes him truly a gem that shines in the West. I had the pleasure of meeting the Sheikh over a year ago and was truly impressed by his character and humilty. He is in extreme pain all of the time but never complains or says something evil. I want to recommend that everyone in the West take this man as a light and leader in knowledge. He is, especially in Hadith, a reference and is considered by many to be one of the great scholars that will have come from the West. Here is a brief bio on the Sheikh. I hope that all will pray for his health. Oh Allah we ask you by all Your names and sifat to cure the Sheikh! By the way, the Sheikh is form the family of Ibrahim al-Adham [ra].

Here is his bio!

Sheikh Abdallah Adhami

Shaykh Abdullah Adhami was born in Georgetown, Washington, DC, of the noble lineage of the family of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. He began his studies of shari’ah at the age of eight, and heard his first scholarly narrative in 1975. He earned scholarly licenses from many eminent scholars from Damascus, Egypt and Morocco, and is honored with the unique and rare distinction of being a certified narrator of hadith.

Shaykh Abdullah also holds a degree in architecture from Pratt in New York City, and has seven years of international corporate experience in the area of organizational development and executive training.

Shaykh Abdullah Adhami has been serving the needs of the Muslim community in North America for over twenty years. He is currently working on a number of books, while pursuing higher studies in jurisprudence and Qur’anic sciences.

His works center on exploring the legal, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the linguistic implications of shari’ah texts. His works also strive to relate the eternal relevance of the essence of shari’ah laws as a vehicle to enhance modern lived experience. He is the founder and chairman of SAKEENAH.


Word on the street is that the Muhaddith Abdullah Adhami (h) will be releasing a series of lectures soon. Look out for it!

About the author

Suhaib Webb

Suhaib Webb

Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American-Muslim educator, activist, and lecturer. His work bridges classical and contemporary Islamic thought, addressing issues of cultural, social and political relevance to Muslims in the West. After converting to Islam in 1992, Webb left his career in the music industry to pursue his passion in education. He earned a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and received intensive private training in the Islamic Sciences under a renowned Muslim Scholar of Senegalese descent. Webb was hired as the Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, where he gave khutbas (sermons), taught religious classes, and provided counselling to families and young people; he also served as an Imam and resident scholar in communities across the U.S.

From 2004-2010, Suhaib Webb studied at the world’s preeminent Islamic institution of learning, Al-Azhar University, in the College of Shari`ah. During this time, after several years of studying the Arabic Language and the Islamic legal tradition, he also served as the head of the English Translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah.

Outside of his studies at Al-Azhar, Suhaib Webb completed the memorization of the Quran in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He has been granted numerous traditional teaching licenses (ijazat), adhering to centuries-old Islamic scholarly practice of ensuring the highest standards of scholarship. Webb was named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in 2010.

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  • Any word where he will be re-settling? He used to live in my hometown of New York. I hope and pray that he will return to the Big Apple! May Allah preserve him!

  • Salam wr wb,

    I agree wholeheartedly with the above. May Allah preserve and increase him and his family.

    Any word on when/where he will moving back to the States?


  • Assalamu Alaikum,

    I totally agree with you akh. Shaykh Adhami is not doubt a leading Scholar of the West. We had the privilege and honor of meeting and learning from him couples times in London alhamdulillah, a truly unique and inspirational person masha’Allah.
    May Allah (jallah thana ‘uh) preserve him and grant him well being.


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