In The News: Shortage Of Imams At American Mosques

Excellent article today in the Huffington Post: Shortage of Imams at American Mosques The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can’t seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture. According to the report “The American Mosque 2011” by University of Kentucky professor Ihsan Bagby, half of all mosques in … Read More

Omar UsmanIn The News: Shortage Of Imams At American Mosques

In the News: Portrait of an American Imam

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Being an imam in America, it’s shocking sometimes, but my first duty is to comfort others. -Imam Magid This is an excellent, and practical, follow up to our video interview regarding¬†Finding the Right Imam for Your Masjid. Please take a moment to check out this article from the Huffington Post, Mohamed Magid: A Portrait Of An American Imam,¬†and watch the … Read More

Omar UsmanIn the News: Portrait of an American Imam

In the News: Masjids Moving Toward Hiring Youth Directors?

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Encouraging news – more communities are starting to realize that youth need a full time person to service their needs within the community. On June 29, 2011, Dar Al-Hijrah released a statement welcoming the addition of Jose Acevedo as their new full-time youth coordinator. The new hire would be only the third full-time Muslim youth coordinator in the region; ADAMS … Read More

Omar UsmanIn the News: Masjids Moving Toward Hiring Youth Directors?