Imam Siraj Wahhaj

Imam Siraj Wahhaj is the Imam of Masjid Taqwa in New York, and is well known among Muslims in North America as a dynamic speaker and tireless supporter of good causes.

He accepted Islam in 1969, received Imam training at Ummul Qura University of Makkah in 1978, and went on to become a national and international speaker on Islam. Imam Wahhaj has been Vice President of ISNA U.S. since 1997 and has served on Majlis Ash-Shura since 1987. He is a past member of ISNA’s Planning Committee and has served as a member of the Board of Advisors for NAIT from 1989-1993. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the American Muslim Council. Imam Wahhaj has appeared on several national television talk shows and interviews especially about his anti-drug campaigns. He received high praises from the media and NYPD for initiating anti-drug patrol in Brooklyn, New York in 1988. Among other achievements, Imam Wahhaj was the first person to give an Islamic invocation to the United States Congress.

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