Imam Siraj WahajSiraj Wahaj, Imam of Masjid Taqwa in New York is well known
among Muslims in North America as a dynamic speaker and tireless supporter of Islamic causes.
Imam Siraj Wahhaj, currently
the Imam of Masjid Al-Taqwa in Brookyn, New York, accepted Islam in 1969. He received Imam training at Ummul Qura University
of Makkah in 1978 and has gone 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.
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is originally from New York.