Shaykh Abdul Samad al-Qadiri
Born and raised in Maryland, USA, Shaykh Abdul Samad witnessed the lack of understanding regarding the religion of Islām. He then committed himself to take the responsibility of learning and spreading the knowledge of Islām. From a young age, he began studying the knowledge of the glorious religion on his own and immediately became an influence in the community as people would resort to him in their times of need. He began delivering lectures and did whatever it took to inspire others. He then decided to use his intelligence to further learn the sciences of Islām in order to fulfill the needs of the communities and societies throughout the country. He travelled to Houston, Texas and had the opportunity to study from the grandson of Sayyidunā Ṣadr al-Sharī`ah and the khalīfah of Sayyidunā Tāj al-Sharī`ah and Sayyidunā al-Muḥaddith al-Kabīr, Muftī Fayḍān al-Muṣṭafā Qādirī. He excelled in Islāmic studies and immediately put his special abilities to use. While studying, he taught a number of courses, delivered lectures, wrote articles and did whatever it took to spread the knowledge of Islām.
After completing his studies and becoming an ‘Ālim, Fāḍil and Qārī, he gained experience of serving the community as a scholar through an Islāmic center established in Baltimore, Maryland. He gave students of all ages and ethnicities the opportunity to learn the religion. He continuously strives to serve the religion by travel and delivering lectures around the country. He has also been granted ijāzah in Ḥadīth by the greatest expert in Ḥadīth of this era, al-Muḥaddith al-Kabīr and has been bestowed khilāfah by the grand Muftī of India, Muftī `Asjad Raḍā Khān al-Qādirī. He was appointed as the Chief Qāḍī of Maryland by the scholars and public of his community to guide them in issues pertaining to moon sighting, marriage, divorce, etc.
He then founded the Muslim Dreamers organization along with his dedicated team and currently works to serve Islām through this platform. Shaykh Abdul Samad involves himself in many academic works such as writing books, developing research articles, teaching courses and much more for the sake of educating and inspiring those in need of the light of Islām.