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Sheikh Almutaz Billah Alabd

Mutazz Alabd is an Assistant Lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies and the Arabic Department Chair at Universal High School. He has a BA in English Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He also earned a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. In 2020, Mr. Alabd received

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Sheikh Ali Mashhour

Imam at the mosque foundation. Memorized the Qur’an thousands of narrations, specialize in Tafseer and Hadeeth. Studied Arabic in Palestine, Islamic sciences in the US under students of Scholars. Daily Quranic Reflections By Sheikh Ali Mashhour (52. At-Tur to 57. Al-Hadid) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0hlPLVLZKw

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Dr. Babacar Mbengue

Dr. Babacar Mbengue teaches Islamic studies and history at DePaul University for its Islamic World Studies Program and History and Religious Studies Departments. He also teaches Islam & politics and international relations at Loyola University Chicago. He received his PhD in Arabic and Islamic studies, graduating with distinction from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar,

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Sheikh Hasan Aly

Sheikh Hassan Mostafa Aly is the Imam and Director of Religious affairs at The Mecca Center in Willowbrook, Illinois since December 2011. He is a graduate of prestigious Al-Azhar University of Cairo, Egypt in Islamic Studies and Sharia. He has the “sanad / ijazah” linked to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Quran and Hadith. He has

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CIOGC Anti-racism Task Force Combats Bigotry in All Forms

A convergence of events and natural phenomena in the world today has captured the attention of every human being – and given us all great pause. The onset of a global pandemic has forced everyone into a heightened consciousness about their own sense of mortality. With the continued spread of Covid-19, the death toll and

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Sheikh Hisham Al Qaisi

Br. Hisham Qaisi is the Religious Activities Coordinator at Islamic Foundation. His pursuit of traditional Islamic sciences began in Jerusalem and continued under scholars in the US. In addition, Br. Hisham has obtained bachelor’s degrees in Judaic Studies and English literature as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University. Daily Quranic Reflections

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Dr. Zainab Alwani

Dr. Zainab Alwani is the Founding Director and the first Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD). She is also the chair of the Master of Arts (Religious Studies) program at HUSD. Dr. Alwani received her Ph.D. in Islamic Sciences and Islamic Jurisprudence from the International Islamic University in Malaysia.

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Sheikh Zaid Khan

Zaid Khan memorized the Qur’an at an early age and graduated from the six-year Alim program at Darul Uloom Azaadville in South Africa in 2007. He specialized in Fiqh studies in 2008 and also received Ijazah in Qira’at and Tajweed. He has a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, and is currently in

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Sheikh Rizwan Ali

Rizwan Ali is currently the Imam and Religious Director of the Islamic Center of Naperville. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University in Social Sciences and a minor in Secondary Education. He completed his master’s degree from Saint Xavier University in Curriculum and Instruction. He completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Creighton University.

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