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!
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?
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.