Ustadh Adnan has a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, M.A. in Islamic Thought from Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, a graduate school of International Islamic University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, M.A. in Theology and Philosophy from the Theology School at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.
He holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Boston University. He specializes in philosophy of religion, semiotics, and South Asian Islam.