Shaykh Ismael Essa 



Founder & Director of Tarteel Academy

Shaykh Ismael Essa is the Founder & Director of Tarteel Academy, Imam of daily prayers as well as Taraweeh during the blessed month of Ramadan at the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton, MCGP.


-He is Al-Azhar graduate with specialization in Qur’anic Sciences and the Ten recitations.


-He holds many Ijazaat with connected Sanad (Chain of transmission) to the Prophet (ﷺ) for both reciting and teaching the Qur'an in its ten modes.


-He has taught Tajweed, Qira’at and Qur’aninc Sciences at differnt Masajid, institutions in Egypt, U.K. and Ireland.


-He has won several Qur’an competitions in Egypt and also participated in the International Qur’an Competition in Makkah, 2006. 


-He started leading Taraweeh at the age of 13. 


He has led Traweeh at masjid Al-Birr, UK from 2003 - 2011 then he moved to U.S. in 2012 to serve as an Imam for Taraweeh and Director of Qur’an studies at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, ISCJ from 2012 - 2018. He has been part of different Qur’an conferences, Qur'an competitions and conventions.