Yosof Wanly is a PhD candidate in the Sciences of Hadith (Ulum ul Hadith). He holds an MA in the Sciences of Hadith, and a BA in general Islamic Studies with an emphasis on the Sciences of Hadith from the Al-Madinah International University, and a BcS in Public Health: Health Management and Policy from Oregon State University. Furthermore, he holds a Master of Theology in Islamic Studies from Graduate Theological Foundation.
Prof. Wanly memorized Quran with different ijazat in its memorization and recitation methods. Furthermore, he has a number of Ijazaat in Prophetic traditions including ijaza in Isnad (chain of transmission). He has studied numerous respected ahadith of the Prophet Muhammad with memorization of chain of transmitters, scholarly statements, plentiful historical Islamic accords and their dates, and ample scholarly poetry.
He also holds Ijazaat in Prophetic traditions from Sh.Abdurrahman Mubarik Phuri, Dr.Abd Allah bin Salih bin Muhammad al u’baid, Sh.Abdur Rahman al-Zamzamy al Kattani, Sh.Abdurahman ibn Abdul Hayy al Kattani, Sh.Abdur Razzaq al-Jai, Dr.Muhammad al-Muntar, Dr.Akram an-Nadawi, Sh.Idris al-Fasi, Sh.Isa Baba, Sh.Jafar al-Kattani, Sh.Muhammad al-Siqalli, Shaykha.Bahiya Qutbiya and Shaykha Nuzha
Prof.Wanly spent a considerable amount of time studying classical Islamic works in an organized fashion such as: Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan at-Tirmithi, Muwata Imam Malik, Adab ul Mufrad, Bulugh ul Maram, Tafsir ul Qurtubi,Tafsir ibn Kathir, Bidaya wa Nihaya, Al-Istithkaar for Umar bin Abdul Bar, Seyar a`lam un-nubala and others.