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Dr. Ismail Elshikh has been our Imam since March 2003. At the Age of ten, Imam Ismail memorized the entire Quran. During the years after, he dedicated his life to Quran recitations and Islamic studies. Imam Ismail holds a Bachelor of Islamic Da'awah (with Honors) from the prestigious Al-Azhar University that is considered the biggest and oldest foundation in the field of Islamic research and studies, (http://www.azhar.edu.eg). Imam Ismail also holds a PhD in Islamic studies (with honors), and authentication (sanad) for the Quran from Sheikh Abulhakim Abdullateef the chief of Al-Azhar Quoranic Hlaqah. He completed the ten qiraat (recitation Style) with Sheikh Dr. Waleed Elmeneese and received many awards for Quranic memorization and recitation from Al-Azhar and Ministry of Islamic affairs in Egypt. Imam Ismail enhanced his knowledge of recitation directly from many world renown Qurraa (Most Famous reciters) in Egypt including Sheikh Abdul-Bast Abdul-Samad, Sheikh Abu-Elenein Sheashaa, and Sheikh Shaaban Al-Sayad, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Masarawi, Sheikh Ahmad Noainaa and others. Imam Ismail is the founding member of board of trustees of Qurraa Association of America (Qurraa) and a member of the North America Imam Federation (Naif), and has been a guest speaker and reciter at many events nationally and internationally.

Contact Imam Ismail Elshikh @ shikhna@gmail.com.
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