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Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center is delighted to announce its upcoming Ramadan Session (a weekend of Qur’anic education) with Imam Yahya Abdullah, from Jacksonville Florida.  Imam Abdullah will be with us the entire weekend of May 24 thru May 26th, speaking on the topic “The Quran, A Book of Guidance and Clarity.”  These Ramadan Educational sessions are open to Muslims and Non-Muslims throughout the State of North Carolina and the surrounding area.  The Ramadan Session is free to attend however we will be accepting donations toward the IFTARs.

The agenda for the weekend is as follows:

Friday, May 24, 2019

  • Jumah Prayer Service – Friday, May 24 at 1:00 PM    Khateeb: Imam Yahya Abdullah
  • Session 1 with Imam Yahya Abdullah starts at 7:00 PM till Maghrib

Saturday, May 25, 2019

  • Session 2 with Imam Imam Yahya Abdullah starts right after Dhuhr till Asr Prayer
  • Session 3 will start right after Asr till Maghrib

Sunday, May 26, 2019  (we encourage the parents to bring the youth out to this session)

  • Session 4 with Imam Yahya Abdullah starts at 11:00 AM till Dhuhr Prayer

Please RSVP here (click here).  

We hope you can attend!  May Allah (SWT) continue to bless you with a joyful and happy Ramadan!

 

Brief Background on Imam Yahya Abdullah

Imam Yahya Abdullah is the Imam from Masjid Muhammad in Jacksonville, Florida.  He was also former Imam of The Dallas Masjid for 18 years and established a full time Sister Clara Mohammed School in 1983.

He performed Hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia in October 1981. Imam Abdullah attended the Arabic Language Program at the Saudi Academy in Washington, D.C. in 1987, where he was class valedictorian.

Imam Abdullah was a presenter at the 11th Annual Dawah Conference held in Cairo, Egypt at Al-Azhar University in 1988.

In 1988, he co-produced a nationally aired documentary, The Hajj, Pilgrimage to Mecca.  In that same year, he founded African-American Men Against Narcotics (AAMAN), a group dedicated to drug prevention and rehabilitation, and was also featured in a nationally acclaimed documentary on PBS entitled War on Drugs.  Imam Abdullah is the author of four books; Elements of Progressive Leadership, Dynamics of African-American Male Development – Manhood Training Curriculum Outline, Religion is the Solution to the Crime Problem in America and Developing the Human Potential.

Imam Abdullah visited Saudi Arabia with Imam W. Deen Mohammed on four occasions, March 1990, September 1990, January 1991 and February 1991.

In 1995, he was a co-sponsor and organizer of the ‘Dallas Acts Kind’ week, whose participants included Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Mrs. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King III.

In 1998, he organized and co-sponsored a major conference on diversity, ‘Future Global Trends of the 21st Century’.

In 2006, Imam Abdullah and the Muslims of Masjid Muhammed, Bermuda, organized and founded BAN (Bermudians Against Narcotics), a community protest and intervention group dedicated to eradicating illegal drugs from the island paradise of Bermuda.

Over the past 25 years, Imam Abdullah has participated in numerous interfaith dialogues with Christians, Muslim, Jews and other faiths, within Texas, across the United States and Bermuda.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and proclamations, from cities across the United States of America, for his dedication to community service. President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush were among those who presented him with community service awards.

He is a student of Imam W. Deen Mohammed and was his personal friend.

He assisted Imam W. D. Mohammed with Group Volume Buy imports from China. Group Volume Buy successfully imported two thousand high quality men’s business suits in May 2008. Group Volume Buy will also import women’s clothing and accessories. He is presently continuing the business initiatives of Imam W. Deen Mohammed.

Imam Abdullah is a frequent lecturer throughout the United States and the Caribbean at colleges, universities, radio/television stations and banquets. He has traveled extensively and has lived in the African countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire and Egypt.