Raised in New York City, Shaykh Ibad received a full scholarship to college. While President of the MSA he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, as well as a Bachelor’s in Business and Liberal Arts with honors from Queens College. Later completing his Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Graduate Center in New York.
He is also an ‘Aalim Course Instructor at Darul Uloom New York, specializing in the Islamic Law of Inheritance, currently living in New York with his wife and family. He is the Founder of Sahaba Athletics League which is geared towards connecting youth to the masjid through sports. He is also engaged in various chaplaincy work and interfaith initiatives in Nassau County and NYC.