Shaykh Yaqub Abdurrahman
Yaqub Abdurrahman was born and raised in Michigan and embraced Islam by the mercy and grace of Allah at the age of 19.
After learning the Arabic alphabet and some basics from the local Muslim brothers, his desire to learn about Islam led him to set out for the Dar al-‘Ulum al-‘Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah institute in South Africa.
There, he completed the six-year ‘alim course under the guidance of Shaykh Taha Karaan (the Dar al-‘Ulum’s principal) and the other much respected teachers.
Upon graduating, he stayed for an additional period to participate in further studies, research, and teaching.
Specific focus was given to fiqh and hadith. He taught Moulana ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Laknawi’s al-Rafi’ wa al-Takmil, portions of Jami’ al-Tirmidhi, and Shafi’i fiqh in the Dar al-‘Ulum.
After studies in South Africa, he traveled to Egypt where he remains occupied with research, teaching, and studies.
He works as an editor with Mihrab Publishing, active in teaching at the Dar al-Hadith Institute, and busy with the www.shafiifiqh.com project. Also, he has worked with the Washington DC based Fawakih Institute, with whom he has taught in their Arabic programs and also helps develop their online testing.
Shaykh Muhib al- Din Abu Malik
Adam John Davidson was born in the United States in the year 1985. Shortly after his mother embraced Islam (between the years 1985 and 86); and in the year 1992 she migrated with her family to Egypt. In Egypt, Adam immediately enrolled in the local “kuttaab” where he studied under Shaikh Fawzi ‘Abdul ‘Ala until the year 1999. Here, he learned Arabic, memorized half of the Holy Qur’an, and also studied mathematics. In the year 2000, he enrolled in al-Azhar’s Ma’had al-Ba’ooth al-Islamyyah where he studied Khatib Shirbini’s commentary on Matn Abi Shuja’, al-Iqna’. He completed in 2003, and thereafter enrolled in al-Azhar University’s college of “al-Shari’ah wa al-Qanun” focusing mainly on Shafi’i fiqh.
He studied under many leading scholars, including:
Shaikh Fawzi Addesuqi (Quran, Arabic & Math)
Shaikh Ahmad Ashareef (Fiqh & Zuhd)
Shaikh Ahmad Attukhi (Quran & Fiqh)
Shaikh Kamal Abu Mansoora (Hanbali Fiqh)
Shaikh Zuhair Sulaiman Rahimahu Allah (Quran & Arabic)
Shaikh Husam Sabri (Quran)
Shaikh Hasan 'Attman (Quran)
Shaikh Khalid 'Alam Addeen (Da'wah)
Shaikh Mohammad Abu 'Aeesha (Quran)
Shaikh Ayman Assehi (Da'wah)
Shaikh Ahmad Rajab (Hanbali Fiqh)
Shaikh 'Abd Al Ma'boud Hasan Rahimahu Allah (Da'wah & Lecturing)
Shaikh Salah 'Ali Mera (Hadith, Fiqh & Quran)
Shaikh 'Alaa 'Abdulghani (Hadith)
Shaikh Basheer 'Abdurrahman (Mawareth)
Shaikh Sa'eed Za'eka (Comparative Fiqh)
Shaikh Sa'eed Assa'edi (Adaab & Da'wah)
Shaikh Mohammad Safwat rahimahu Allah (Fiqh)
Shaikh Mohammad Rajb Kurd (Fiqh & Usool Fiqh)
Shaikh Ahmad 'Abdussalam (Adaab)
Shaikh Ahmad Juma'ah (Tafsir)
Shaikh 'Abdullah Suwwan (Fiqh)
Shaikh Ahmad 'Umar (Hadith)
Shaikh Ussamah Khayr AdDeen (Adaab)
Shaikh 'Abdulhamed Al 'Arabi (Hadith)
Shaikh Zuhayr Assuta'fi (Aqeeda)
Shaikh 'Abdul 'Atheem Badawi (Fiqh & Tafsir)
Shaikh Ibrahim Shaheen (Arabic)
Shaikh 'Abed Mohammad Ghaneema Rahimahu Allah (Arabic)
Shaikh Khalid Zaki (Hadith, 'ilal, Usool Fiqh & Fiqh)
Shaikh Hasan 'Abdulwahab (History)
Shaikh Maher Yaseen (Hadith)
Shaikh Walid Al Minisi (Hadith & Adaab)
Shaikh Saleem Al Hilali (Hadith)
Shaikh Mohammad 'Umar AlKaff (Shafii Fiqh)
Shaikh Mustafa Sumet (Shafii Fiqh)
Shaikh Salem Al Khateb (Shafii Fiqh)
Shaikh Ahmad Al Maqrami (Shafii Fiqh, Mawareth & Usool)
Shaikh SaffaAdDeen Al 'Iraqi (Shafii Fiqh & Arabic)
Shaikh Ra'ad Assamurai (Shafii Fiqh & Hadith)
Shaikh 'Abdurrahman Talleb (Kalam)
Shaikh 'Ali Juma'a (Fiqh)
Shaikh 'Emad 'Effat (Arabic)
Shaikh Hisham Al Kamel (Fiqh)
Shaikh Mahmud Ja'far (Fiqh & Usool)
In 2007, he completed his program at al-Azhar, and a year later in 2008, returned to the United States. Upon arriving home, he became active in teaching the Muslims, focusing on reminding the Muslims of the importance of the classical texts, the grand scholars of Islam, and upholding the legacy.
He has so far published:
al-Qawl al-Muhatam fi Al-Rad ‘Ala Man’i At-Takhatum [Arabic]. The book handles the claim that states that rings should only be for people of authority.
al-Qawl al-Multamis fi Takhreej al-Maa al-Mushamas [Arabic]
A Shorter Abridgment: An English Translation of al-Mukhtasar al-Saghir