Imam Jawad Ahmed’s Farewell

October 21st, 2009

The farewell for our Beloved Imam Jawad Ahmed was held on October 17th, 2009.
Audio recording of the program.[download]
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Imam Jawad Ahmed graduated from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan with a Bachelors (with Honors) degree in Usool-uddin (Islamic sciences) with specialization in Tafseer and Hadith.
He received Arabic Language Certification and Teaching License for Islamic Studies & Arabic from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
He graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Sciences, with specialization in Chemistry and Computer Science.
He visited various local area masajid in the New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania area, teaching Islamic Studies courses, Quran Tafseer, Arabic language courses to both children and adults. Delivered Jummah Khutbas at numerous Islamic centers and also helped raise funds for them. Conducted Dawah workshops and gave Dawah over the phone on 877 Why-Islam toll free hotline.
He was extremely popular amongst youth and his mission was to save our Muslim youth from the evils of the society, such as drugs, alcohol, dating, fornication, gangs, and bring them back to righteous Islamic Lifestyle. He also did youth counseling as well as marital counseling saving families from breaking apart.
His styles of Teaching were to integrate Islamic sciences and disciplines with the regular secular courses and disciplines or what we call Islamization of Knowledge.
Imam Jawad Ahmed announced on Sunday, October 11th that he, along with his family, would be leaving the United States on October 31st to be with his parents and other family members. This news came as a surprise to all, because during Ramadan while giving the lectures on Seerah he announced that he will be giving weekly Seerah class after Ramadan where he can provide more detailed information of our beloved Prophet (SAW). For the information of the people the audio recording of those lectures are on our website. We were waiting for the classes to start, but I guess it is not going to happen anymore.
We as Muslims believe that whatever happens in this universe is from the will of Allah (SWT). We are sure there is a reason for his hijra. This community is going to miss him, we wish him and his family all the good wishes.
Please visit his website Imam Jawad’s Website for his speeches/lectures/classes.

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