Sheikh Muhammad Nur Abdullah was born in Sudan and emigrated to the United States in 1978. He received his B.A. in Shariah from the Islamic University in Medina. He obtained a Masters degree in shariah from Ummal Qura University in Mecca. He completed further studies at the University of Chicago where he received an Masters in Islamic Studies, and became a Doctoral candidate.
Sheikh Abdullah is past chairman of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Fiqh Council, and has been a member of the Fiqh Council of North America since 1982. He is the Imam and director for the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis. Sheikh Abdullah has authored several articles on family in Islam, marriage and divorce, and the concept of shura (consultation) in Islam. He also works as a marriage counselor.