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Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Al-A’zami was born in 1930 to a simple family in the city of Mau, India. His father was instrumental in his upbringing and nurtured his love for religious life and learning. Muhammad Mustafa Al-A’zami began his early education in several madrasah in India, until obtaining admission to the famous Dar Al-‘Ulum in Deoband, wherein he was one of the students of the great Hadith scholar, As-Sheikh Hussein Ahmad Al-Madani. He graduated from Dar Al-‘Ulum in 1952, with a Fadhilah Certificate in Islamic Jurisprudence – a qualification that is equivalent to a Master’s Degree.