Abdullah Adhami was born in Washington D.C. from the noble lineage of the family of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He began his studies of shari'ah at the tender age of 8 years old. He has earned scholarly licenses from many eminent scholars from Damascus, Egypt and Morocco and is also a certified narrator of hadith. Sheikh Adhami also holds a degree in architecture from the Pratt Institute in New York City and has several years of international corporate experience in the area of organizational development and executive training. Sheikh Adhami has been serving the spiritual needs of the North American Muslim community for over 20 years. He is also the founder and chairman of Sakeenah, a nonprofit educational foundation in New York City.