Our Imam

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Our Imam, Zahid Abdullah, is a highly esteemed graduate of Madinah University, and has over 22 years of quality experience in running renowned Islamic Institutions in the New York, Atlanta, Alabama, and Houston areas. Over the years, he has taught thousands of students and produced numerous Huffaz. Alhamdulillah, our Imam is highly qualified to lead our community in achieving its goals and cooperative aspirations.

Imam Zahid’s greatest asset is his ability to build a highly diverse following, Mashallah. His fluency in Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, and English helps him build bridges between people of different nationalities, and create love between people who otherwise would not have met. Also, the Imam works very hard to maintain an open and accommodating atmosphere; no group of people is deemed unworthy of entering our Institute; that is, all people regardless of belief, background, and ethnicity are warmly welcomed to do Allah’s work, Subhanallah.

Listed below are some of his accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s in Islamic Law from Madinah University
  • Master’s in Islamic Studies from Karachi University
  • Memorization of the Holy Quran from Karachi
  • Trained as a teacher from Tahfeez-ul-Quran, Madinah
  • Studied Hadith under highly respected Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Saleemullah Khan
  • Ijaza in Tajweed and Qira’ah from Sheikh-ul-Qurra, Bashir Ahmad Al-Muqri
  • Trained under the Imam of Masjid An-Nabawai, Ali Abdur-Rahman Al-Huzaifi
  • Translation of Jamia Tirmizi from Arabic to Urdu
  • Profiled in Harvard University’s Pluralism Project, 2000
  • Fluent in four different languages, including Arabic
  • Established an Islamic School of over 300 students in New York
  • Re-established a Dar-ul-Uloom in Atlanta for memorization of Quran
  • Acted as sole Imam and leader for all Muslims in Huntsville, Alabama

If you require personal assistance in matters of jurisprudence, counseling, or have any questions at all, please contact Imam Zahid at: [email protected]