Transcribed from a series of Maulana Adams Jummah Lectures at Leicester's Jame Masjid.
My greatest teacher is non other than
my respected Shaykh, Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Adam ibn Yusuf حفظه الله.
As the principal of
Jame'ah Uloomul Qur'an,
Darul Uloom section, Hadhrat has always been a
father like figure watching over the progress of students as well as keeping
their well-being in mind.
He has taught me a number of subjects throughout the course which include
parts of Zadut Talibeen, Tarjumatul Qur'an, Mishkatul Masabeeh and the
complete Sahih al-Bukhari.
His overlooking has always been a source of encouragement and his kind and
heartfelt words have always guided as well as spiritually revived me.
It is through his individual attention and company that I have learnt many
lessons relating to both my Islamic studies as well as Islam in general.
Shaykh Mawlana Adam is a well known figure
throughout the world and is regarded as a grand scholar of the United
Kingdom. Amongst his many achievements are the institutes of
Jame'ah Uloomul Qur'an,
Jame'ah Girls Academy,
Khanqah Imam Muhammad Zakariyya رحمه الله.
Additionally, he is also the founder of
Leicester Islamic Academy (Muslim Girls High School)
which was initiated in 1981.
Shaykh Mawalana Adam was born in Manekpore, Western India, in the year 1937
and currently resides in the United Kingdom with his family. In total, he
has five children, all of whom are scholars in Islam and dedicated in the
Khidmah of Deen. From amongst my teachers are his blessed sons; Maulana
Ahmad Ali, Maulana Imran and
He was admitted at the Islamic University, Jame'ah Islamiyyah in Dabhel,
where he completed his initial Islamic education and then completed his
memorisation of the Holy Qur'an at an astounding age of nine. He then
studied the initial sciences of the Arabic language and the principles of
Thereafter, he was enrolled at
Darul Uloom, Deoband, the renowned Islamic
university of India to study Islamic subjects specialising in the field of
Hadith, Tafseer, Fiqh and various interrelated sciences, including the
further branches of Shari'ah by various great Shuyookh. At the age of
twenty-two, he completed his scholarship and graduated as an 'Alim (Islamic
scholar), possessing doctorates in the various principles and teachings of
Subsequently, he taught many Islamic sciences for five years at the Jame'ah
Islamiyyah in Dabhel. Later on, he moved to Malawi (Central Africa) where he
resided for seven years and opened an Islamic institution, benefiting many
He then repositioned to Leicester, England in the November of 1975. He was
at first an Imam of Masjid al-Noor and later on by help and grace of the
Almighty Allah he purchased the Jame' Masjid and established the
Jame'ah Uloomul Qur'an, which began with a single
Hifzul Qur'an class consisting of only twelve students and at present
accommodates 1300 students.
On the other hand he is one of the leading Shuyukh of Tasawwuf in the
present era. He was granted Ijazah (authorization) in the Chistiyya Tariqah
(spiritual path). His spiritual chain traces back through a series of
authentic teachers all the way to the Prophet Muhammad صلي الله عليه و سلم.
At present, he is still the Imam of Jame Masjid, Leicester (where he has
been Imam for 30 years), and teaches Sahih al-Bukhari at
Jame'ah Uloomul Qur'an. He also gives Dars
(lectures) on Thursday and Sunday evenings and holds a Dhikr Majlis everyday
after Fajr Salaah at the