Imam Abdul Rahman Ahmad
Shaykh Abdur Rahman Hashim Ahmad was born in 1977 in Lackawanna, New York. Both of his parents converted to Islam in the early seventies. At the age of 2, he moved with his parents and two brothers to the city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia and spent 6 years there. He began memorizing the Qur’an in the Masjid Al-Haram while his father was studying at Umm Al-Quraa University in Makkah.
At the age of 8 his family moved again, but this time to Karachi, Pakistan, where his father took up a post as professor of Arabic in Jamiat Uloomul Islamia in Binnori-Town, Karachi. At the age of 9, Shaykh AbdurRahman completed memorizing the Holy Qur’an and has been leading tarawih prayers since 1991. He then began his`Alimiyyah studies where he rigorously studied the sciences of Arabic, `Aqidah,Tafseer, Hadeeth, Fiqh, and other sciences under highly respected Islamic scholars and graduated in 2000 with a full ijazah to teach these Islamic sciences. Upon graduating he continued his quest of gaining knowledge by enrolling into a specialized study of the Hadeeth sciences for an additional 2 years.
In 2002 he started teaching the sacred Islamic sciences such as Arabic, Hadeeth, Fiqhand other subjects in Karachi. In 2008 he took up a post as the Imam of Masjid as-Saaffaat in Trenton, NJ till August of 2015. Also, in 2013, he and his wife, Ustadhah Nadia Salma, founded the Nakhlah Institute as a means for disseminating the sacred Islamic sciences to dedicated students on an advanced and rigorous level. Currently he is the new Imam and resident scholar at the ICNE in Sharon, MA.
Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tues & Wed – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You are welcome to call or meet the Imam in person during his office hours. If you would like to set up on appointment outside office hours please email email@example.com
Imam Dr.Khalid Nasr
Imam Dr. Khalid Nasr (born in 1971) is an Imam of Egyptian origin, who although knowledgeable in several disciplines, specializes in the various styles of Qiraat (recitation of the Quran, or the Islamic Holy Scripture). Most of his life was spent living and learning in Egypt, although he moved to the United States in 2000 where he has since stayed and worked as an Imam (Islamic religious leader).
Imam Khalid was always interested in learning Quran, and this interest led him to eventually memorizing the whole Quran, reciting it with full authenticity, and qualifying as a teacher of it, with the help of an experienced shaykh. He then went on to study the Ten Quranic Recitation Styles along with Quranic Sciences and Islamic Jurispudence (according to the teachings of Imam Abu Hanifah) at Al-Azhar (the most famous Islamic Academic Institute). As he continued to pursue his Quran studies under some of Egypt’s well-known scholars, his recitation ability improved until he obtained certification (Ijaazah) as a reciter and teacher of the Ten Authentic Recitation Styles.
Additionally, Imam Khalid studied Arabic and Islam at the Dar-ul-Uloom College, where he later completed his Master’s Degree, and at al-Azhar, where he obtained a Qiraat certificate. His post-graduation work includes teaching and researching Islamic Studies in Egypt, as well as preparing Islamic radio programs and leading congregational prayers there. His other achievements include winning several Quran competitions and reciting Quran at public gatherings. He completed his work on his Ph.D in Hanafi Fiqh (Jurispudence) through Cairo University, although he lives with his family in the United States.
Some of his important teachers include Shaykh Ahmad Essa Al-Masarawi, Shaykh Shaban Salah Hussein, Shaykh Ahmad No’man Albakri Al-Sharif, Shaykh Ahmad Almasri, Shaykh Antar Eid Hussein, Shaykh Attia Siddiq, and Shaykh Ahmad Abdulghani Al-Rawi.
Office Hours for Imam
- Saturday, Tuesday & Thursday 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
- Wednesday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
- Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Friday 45 minutes after Jumuah prayer
- Or by appointment on the other days: Contact number is: 617 479 8341
The Imam’s days off from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday noon time every week
Imam Khalid Nasr weekly teaching
- Sunday after Fajr: Tafseer halaqah
- Tuesday after Isha: purification of the souls
- Wednesday 10:00 am -12:00 pm: women sessions
- Wednesday after Isha: Qirrat session
- Thursday 7:00 pm-8:00 pm: Maqraah [Quran and tajweed session]
- Friday after Isha: Tafseer session [Arabic]