Esteemed Imam's

Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi

Dr. Siddiqi worked with many Islamic organizations in Switzerland, England and the United States. He was Chairman of the Religious Affairs Committee of the Muslim Students Association in US and Canada. Siddiqi also served as Director of the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. He served two terms (1997-2001) as President of the Islamic Society of North America with Headquarters in Indiana. Since 1981, he is serving as the Director of the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove, California. He also served as the Chairman of the Shura Council of Southern California, an organization representing the Islamic centers, masajid and organizations in Southern California.

He is the Chairman of the Fiqh (Islamic Law) Council of North America. He is a founding member of the Council of Mosques in US and Canada. Academically he is serving as an adjunct professor of Islamic Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. He is also an external examiner for the Departments of Islamic Studies at the University of Durban-Westville in South Africa, University of Karachi, Pakistan and University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Internationally, He is a member of the Supreme Islamic Council of Egypt and the Supreme Council of Mosques in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and a member of the Executive Board of the International Assembly of the Council of Ulama’ in Mecca. He is a founding member of the Council of 100 of the World Economic Forum based in Switzerland. The Council aims to foster dialogue and better relations between Islam and the West. He conducted a weekly religious radio program from Pasadena from 1982 till 2004. He has contributed many articles to many Islamic and Academic Journals, Encyclopedias and other publications. He writes a weekly column for Pakistan Link in Los Angeles on the issues of Islamic law and social problems.

Dr. Muhammad Salah

Dr. Muhammad Salah is a PhD holder in Comparative Fiqh. He had his MBA in Islamic Studies from Cloverdale College, Theological Foundation - Indiana, USA. He obtained his BA in Shari‘ah and Islamic Law from the University of Al-Azhar in Egypt and a BA in pharmacology. He was an assistant professor of pharmacology.

He obtained a four-year diploma in Muslim arts and Arabic calligraphy. Dr. Muhammad Salah is working now as the "Religious Adviser" of Huda Satellite TV, one of the world leading Islamic Channels broadcasting exclusively in English since 2005. He is the presenter of “Ask Huda” , “Correct Your Recitation” and "Gardens of the Pious" programs, which were rated as the highest viewed programs to be broadcasted by Huda TV. Dr. Salah is one of the well-known Islamic scholars in USA. He led the Islamic Center of Victoria, Texas and founded two Islamic and Arabic schools, Namely Iman Stems and the Muslim Generation. He is a lecturer at Al-Azhar University, Islamic University of North America and London College online.

Dr. Salah had enriched the Islamic video library by producing more than 1500 of live and recorded broadcasting hours in both English and Arabic languages.

Dr. Hamid Slimi

Dr. Hamid Slimi is a Canadian Imam and Scholar, a Community developer and a religious leader of Islam in Canada. He has been serving as an Imam, Chaplain, Lecturer, Counselor and Educator in different mosques and Islamic centers and Educational Institutions in Canada for over 13 years.

He is currently the Chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams, member of the Fiqh Council and several Federal and Provincial Multi-Faith councils. He is also the founder and executive director of the Faith of Life Network, the Imam and resident scholar of Sayeda Khadija Centre in the Greater Toronto Area, lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto and also a host and producer of Faith of Life TV shows and documentaries as well as the publisher of Faith of Life Magazine. Dr. Hamid Slimi is specialized in Islamic studies and Law as well as Comparative World Religions.

He holds two Masters degrees with High Honors in Islamic Sciences and Comparative Religion from Morocco and the United States of America respectively and has also earned his Ph.D. in Islamic Law / Jurisprudence from the United Kingdom.

Sheikh Abdulhakim Mohamed

Sheikh Abdulhakim Mohamed earned his Bachelor's in Shariah (Islamic Law) from University of Medina and holds a PhD in Islamic Philosophy. Abdulhakim is a third generation American of Yemeni descent who grew up in Detroit and has been an Imam in New York City, Detroit, Nashville and Fort Worth.

He is a former President of the Shura Council of Islamic Organizations in NYC as well as the founding, and now the outgoing, President of the North American Imams Federation. Sheikh is a member of Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA) and of Islamic Council of Yemen. Moreover, he is the former Executive Director of the Texas Islamic Council (T.I.C.) Program at The Freedom & Justice Foundation. AbdulHakim has been featured repeatedly on Al-Huda TV in various lecture series and Hajj programs. Currently, He is the Imam at the Al-Hedaya Mosque & Academy in Fort Worth, TX and holds lectures there regularly.

Sheikh Hamad Chebli

Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli is the “Imam,” or the religious leader, of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ). Imam Chebli grew up in Lebanon, and attended one of the most the prestigious Islamic institutions in the world, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. Imam Chebli received his Masters in Islamic Canonical Law from Al-Azhar University. As a member of the North and South Brunswick Diversity Committee and the South Brunswick Clergy Association Imam Chebli is a regular visitor to the local churches, synagogues, public schools and town hall meetings, promoting unity through diversity.

In recognition of his contribution to interfaith dialogue and diversity throughout New Jersey, the Governor of New Jersey appointed Imam Chebli to the Governor’s Leadership Summit on Diversity. Imam Chebli has given numerous interviews to the press, has appeared on radio talk shows and on television programs, explaining Islam to Americans. He has also contributed several articles to the local newspapers. Imam Chebli is a much sought after “personality” by the local residents and the media, and is a tower of strength to the Islamic community in central New Jersey and beyond

Sheikh Mustapha Kifah

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha is the Imam and the Associate Director of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview IL and a teacher of Islamic Studies at Universal High in Bridgeview. Sheikh Kifah Mustapha is the appointed representative for the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Lebanon (Darul Fatwa) on behalf of the Lebanese Community in the USA.

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha serves as the:

  • Chairman of the Illinois Council of Imams and Scholars.
  • President for the Shura of Islamic Family Counselors of America.
  • Chairman of the Quran Institute of Chicago MAS.

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha is a member on the Advisory Boards of:

  • The Mission and Spiritual Care for Advocate Health Group in Illinois
  • The Council for The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation
  • The American Islamic College in Chicago.

Sheikh Reda Shata

Sheikh Reda Shata is an active leader of the Muslim Community in the United States. He is currently Imam of Al-Aman Mosque in Middletown, NJ, and has previously served as Imam, preacher and teacher of Islamic studies in New York, Germany, Saudi Arabia and in his home country of Egypt. His formal training as an Imam at the world-renowned Al-Azhar University in Cairo, combined with his hands-on experience as a community leader in the United States and Europe, has put him at the forefront of issues that concern Muslim minorities in the West. He is renowned for his moderate interpretation of Islamic Shari’a (jurisprudence) and his interesting weekly lectures on a range of classical and modern Islamic themes.

Sheikh Zia Ul Haq

Sheikh Zia Ul Haq is a founding member and board member of the North Texas Islamic Council, an umbrella organization representing Islamic Organizations in the North Texas Area. He is actively involved in interfaith, outreach and dawah work, striving to unite various faith groups in an effort to create peace and harmony between religions. Imam Zia is also an instructor at Bayyinah Academy in Irving, Texas, where he teaches Arabic morphology, and the imam at the Islamic Center of Irving where he regularly leads prayers and conducts study circles of various branches of knowledge.

He is often invited to speak at colleges, universities, conferences and seminars. He is a member of NAIF, North American Imams’ Federation an organization dedicated to dealing with problems that Imams encounter, and to training Imams to lead their communities in a productive and beneficial way.

Sheikh Khalid Latif

Sheikh Khalid Latif is a University Chaplain for New York University, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, and a Chaplain for the NYPD

Sheikh Mokhtar Maghraoui

Imam Mokhtar received his doctorate in Physics from Syracuse University. He received his Islamic education in Algeria before coming to the U.S. He has been an Imam in the state of New York and is a Central Shoora Member of the Islamic Circle of North America. Dr Maghraoui is counted among the well respected Muslim scholars in North America.

Sheikh Abdool Hamid

Sheikh Abdool Hamid graduated from the Islamic University of Madina Munawwarah; and specialized in Hadith Studies. He is currently a resident scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto where he has taught several courses in Arabic Language, Hadith and Seerah. He serves as an Islamic Counsellor with the Islamic Social Services and Resource Association (Toronto) and is a regular khateeb and lecturer at several prominent mosques in and around Toronto.