SHAYKH ABDUL HAKIM HAMID
PRIMARY IMAM/RESIDENT SCHOLAR
Shaykh Abdul Hakim was born in Houston, Texas but grew up in Detroit, Michigan. At an early age he began his Islamic studies in Detroit, but later had the opportunity to travel to South Africa and completed his studies as a Hafiz of the Qur’an and graduated with an M.A. in Islamic Shariah and Arabic studies with a specialization in the 10 authentically transmitted Modes of Recitation (Sab’ah & Thalaathah) from the Madrasah Arabia Islamia in Azaadville, South Africa. He is currently pursuing further studies in the field of Psychology and Counseling.
Previously, Shaykh has served as Imam in multiple communities in Florida and Louisiana. His work involved leading prayers, teaching, conducting interfaith dialogues, providing counseling, and other services to the community. He also served as the National of Director of Development for Basmah USA which is a relief organization focused and dedicated to helping the Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh for a brief while before moving to Texas where he currently serves as the Imam and Resident Scholar of the Northside Islamic Center of San Antonio.
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SHAYKH UMER ANSARI
YOUTH DIRECTOR/ ASSISTANT IMAM
Shaykh Umer Ansari hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan where he completed his high school education and began his undergraduate studies. He was an active member of the Muslim community of Ann Arbor, engaging in and organizing Islamic education and dawah activities, while learning from the resident and visiting scholars. He successfully completed his BBA-Economics degree in 2012 from Eastern Michigan University (USA) after which he worked in the corporate world for a few years. He holds a double diploma in Usul al-Deen and Usul al-Hadith under Shaykh Dr. Akram Nadwi (UK) from Cambridge Islamic College.
In 2016, he traveled to Karachi to study classical Arabic and Islamic studies full-time and enrolled at the reputable Darul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan and successfully completed the traditional Dars-e-Nizami program earning him the Shahadatul ‘Alimiyyah (equivalent to MA Arabic and Islamic Studies) from Darul Uloom Karachi under the tutelage of some of the most esteemed senior scholars in 2022.
He has over four years of professional experience in teaching, curriculum development, student assessment, and training. He is passionate about teaching and mentorship and in his spare time he likes to work on his numerous translation projects and currently serves as the Youth Director/ Assistant Imam at NICSA.
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