Shaykh Abdullah Islam AlJarziyyi

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْعَاصِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَقْبِضُ الْعِلْمَ انْتِزَاعًا يَنْتَزِعُهُ مِنْ الْعِبَادِ وَلَكِنْ يَقْبِضُ الْعِلْمَ بِقَبْضِ الْعُلَمَاءِ حَتَّى إِذَا لَمْ يُبْقِ عَالِمًا اتَّخَذَ النَّاسُ رُءُوسًا جُهَّالًا فَسُئِلُوا فَأَفْتَوْا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ فَضَلُّوا وَأَضَلُّوا

صحيح البخاري كتاب العلم باب كيف يقبض العلم

Abdullah ibn Amr (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah does not take away knowledge by snatching it from the people but rather he takes away knowledge with the death of the scholars until he leaves no scholar behind and the people turn to the ignorant as their leaders. They are asked to give religious judgments without knowledge, thus they are led astray and lead others astray.”

Source: Sahih Bukhari 100, Sahih Muslim 2673


Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, Shaykh Abdullah started learning Islam under the instruction of his mother, the daughter of an Islamic scholar (May Allah enlighten his grave and grant him Jannah.)

He officially started the 7-year Alim (Islamic Scholar) course in the early 90′s at the age of 13 at the feet of Shaykh Abdur Rahman Patel, Shaykh Ibrahim Memon and Shaykh Mansoor Memon (May Allah Bless Them) covering numerous years of Nahw (Arabic Grammar) , Sarf (Arabic Morphology), Adab (Arabic Literature & Poetry), Taareekh (Islamic History), Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), Hadith (Prophetic Traditions), Quran and Tafseer (Quranic Exegesis). He continued and expanded his studies in the fields of Balagha, Tajweed, Usool ul Fiqh, Usool ut Tafseer and Usool ul Hadith, with the addition of his teachers, Shaykh Yusuf and Mufti Abdul Muqtadir (May Allah Bless Them, Both).

His final years of the Alim course (covering expanded Hadith, including the Sihah Sittah) were instructed by the likes of  Mufti Ateeq (RahmatUllahi Alaih), Mufti Abdullah, Shaykh Azizur Rahman, Shaykh AbdulWaheed (RahmatUllahi Alaih), Shaykh Aslam (RahmatUllahi Alaih), Shaykh Baksh, Shakh Nazeer, Mufti Hussayn and Shaykh Abdul Hameed (may Allah Ta’ala bless them all).

May ALLAH be pleased with him, his teachers, the righteous, certified Islamic scholars, and all who submit to ALLAH’s guidance. Allah is the only one who can provide assistance.


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