Born in Georgetown, Washington D.C., he received his Bachelors of Architecture from Pratt University in New York City. He voluntarily undertook to design the new Masjid At-Taqwa where Imam Siraj Wahaj is the Imam. Shaykh Abdullah taught at the Al-Ghazali full-time Islamic school in New Jersey for one year.
He began his study with scholars in Damascus at the tender age of eight, obtaining ijazahs from great scholars of our time such as Shaykh 'Abd Al-Razzaq Al-Halabi, Shaykh 'Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaguri, Shaykh Yusuf 'Arar, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Al-Yaqoubi, and numerous others. He has lectured widely in the United States, and taught subjects and texts such as Shafi'i fiqh, al-Shama'il: The Sublime Qualities of our Beloved Messenger (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam), Manazil Al-Sa'irin, Kitab Al-Sidq, and Maqasid Al-Sawm. His current manuscript, an exploration into the implications of gender-related language in the texts of Shari'ah, was based on a seminar that he taught entitled, "Quranic Eloquence: Toward a Higher Gender Adab". Shaykh Abdullah currently resides in Damascus, Syria, with his wife and son.
Shaykh Abdullah Adhami travels frequently to share his knowledge with students at various programs in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Information and photograph from Deen Intensive (correct as of April 2003).