Shaykh Mohammed Faqih traces his roots back to the ancient city of Harar in the Horn of Africa. Originally from Yemen, his forefathers immigrated to East Africa and played a central role in the Islamic history of the region.
He completed a B.A. in Islamic Studies from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America in Fairfax, VA, and graduated in Qur’an Memorization and Recitation from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He was the Imam at the Islamic Community Center of Laurel in Laurel, MD. He served as an assistant Imam and a teacher at the Islamic Association of Raleigh, NC, and he served as an Imam at the Islamic Center of San Diego in San Diego, CA.
He served as Imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County, otherwise known as Masjid Omar AlFarouk, and is an instructor with AlMaghrib Institute, an organization that provides trademark double-weekend seminars leading students towards a bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies.
Sheikh Mohammed Faqih more recently joined the Memphis community as the Imam & director of religious affairs of Memphis Islamic Center. Sheikh Faqih talks about the importance of enriching the youth and his plans to work with the youth to produce the future leaders of our community.
His most recent course of instruction includes The Rules of Engagement; Islamic Code of Ethics; and Route 114, Sciences of the Qur’an.