Sh. Abdul Qadeem was the second Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir, assuming its global leadership from 1977 to 2003.
He was born in 1924 in al-Khaleel, Palestine. By the age of 15, he acquired his elementary education from al-Ibrahemia school in city of al-Khaleel. For a higher level of education, his father decided to send him to pursue his education in Fiqh at al-Azhar University in Egypt in 1939. He received his first diploma in 1942, a second diploma from the Shari’a College in 1947, and a Master’s degree in Qada (Judiciary) in 1949.