Who Is Imam Adly?

Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Adly currently serves as the Imam of Masjid al-Muslimiin and the Director of the Islamic Center of Columbia.  His expertise has been a resource of Islamic knowledge to the Muslim community of Columbia, South Carolina for over 45 years.  He is also the founder of Adly Publications and has authored 70+ books about Islam. 

He is very enthusiastic and passionate about helping both Muslims and non-Muslims alike to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Islamic practices and principles according to the Qur’an and Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (ﷺ), with the understanding of the Righteous Predecessors.


  • Born in Egypt in 1949 to a family from the tribe of Juhayynah
  • Living in America since 1975
  • Married with many children and grandchildren


  • Two Ijaazah Degrees from Egypt and Saudi Arabia
  • Teacher at the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia (1974-1975)
  • Imam – Islamic Mission of America in Brooklyn, NY (1975)
  • Imam – Masjid Al-Muslimiin in Brooklyn, NY (1976-1977)
  • Principal – Madrasatul Ikhuah in Brooklyn, NY (1978)
  • Imam  – Dar Al-Arqum in Brooklyn, NY (1979)
  • Representative – Muslim World League in NY (1977-1980)
  • First official Chaplain & Consultant – SC Department of Corrections in Columbia, SC (1982)
  • Hajj Consultant & Guide – Makkah, Saudi Arabia (1995 – 2020)
  • Member – AMJA (American Muslim Jurists Association) 
  • Vice Chairman – NAIF (North American Imams Federation)
  • Founder – Adly Publications