Hadhrat Shaykh Maulana Muhammad Adam ibn Yusuf ” شیخ محمد آدم ابن یوسف لونات is a Muslim scholar, who studied in India and now lives and teaches in the midlands region of the United Kingdom. He is the honorary figure of many Islamic schools and institutions, as well as being well known and respected by many Muslims across the globe. He has taught at a variety of different Islamic schools and universities across the globe, and now has over 1000 students. He established 'Muslim girls' high school', one of the first Muslim schools in 1981.
Hadhrat was born in 1937 Manekpore, a village in the district of Surat, which is located in the state of Gujarat, (West) India. His father was a farmer, who was very pious himself. He passed away on the 27th night of Ramadan.
At a very young age, Sheikh was admitted into an Islamic school to memorise the Quran. He was still memorising the Quran, and was still very young when his mother died. He nevertheless continued his studies despite the family’s poverty. He studied till the age of 22 after which he graduated to teach Religious theology and sciences at one of the very institutes he studied at. He married and moved to Malawi in Africa where he resumed teaching for 7 years, then relocated to England in November 1975 at the age of 38. He has 5 children all of whom are scholars in Islamic Theology. He currently lives in Leicester with his family
Hadhrat first studied at the Jame’ah Islamiyya in Dabhel (India) where he completed the memorisation of the Quran. He also studied the Arabic language, Persian language and other Islamic studies. After this, he enrolled at another Islamic University in Deoband (India), studying Islamic subjects such as hadith, tafseer, Islamic Jurisprudence, and various interrelated sciences, including the shariah law. He graduated at the age of 22 possessing doctorates in the various principles and teachings of Islam.
Hadhrat began teaching in 1961 at the age of 23 at his first university in the Dabhel region of India, where he taught till 1967. After this, he relocated to Malawi and taught there for 7 years, opening his own Islamic school. He then moved to England in 1975, where he was appointed as the imam of a local mosque in the Highfield area of Leicester.
Hadhrat then established 'Muslim Girls' High School' in Leicester. It was established in 1981 as an independent Muslim school and started with just seven girls of secondary age. Operating from the first floor of the Jameah Mosque – one of the main mosques in Leicester, it quickly gained support from the local community. The school rapidly grew in popularity and soon needed bigger premises.
He went on to establish the ‘Jameah Uloomul Quran’ starting with a single class of 12 students, which then grew to accommodate around 1500 students at present. He currently teaches Sahih Al Bukhari.
Aside from his teaching career, Hadhrat also works as a spiritual leader to the Muslim community in the field of tasawwuf. His spiritual chain traces back through a series of authentic teachers all the way to the Prophet Muhammad. He is also the imam of the Jame Masjid
Shaikhul-Hadith Hadrat Molana Muhammad Adam Ibn Yusuf Sahib DB is a grand scholar of the UK, honorary figure and founder of Jame’ah Uloomul Quran, Darul Iftaa, Jameah Girls Academy, Khanqah Imam Muhammad Zakariyya, Jame Masjid Leicester and patron of many other institutions.
Additionally he is also the founder of Leicester Islamic Academy (Muslim girls’ high school) which was initiated in 1981.
Hadhrat Shaikh Fakrudeen RA (Student of Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri RA and Molana Mahmud al-Hasan (Sheikh ul-hind) RA)
Qari Tayyib RA
Allamah Ibrahim Balyawi RA
Shah Wasiullah RA