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 53 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)


  • 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
  • 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)
  • Chaplain & Consultant – SC Department of Corrections in Columbia, SC (1982)
  • Hajj Consultant & Guide – Makkah, Saudi Arabia (1995 – Present)
  • Member – AMJA (American Muslim Jurists Association) 
  • Vice Chairman – NAIF (North American Imams Federation)
  • Founder  – Adly Publications