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MCGP Scholars

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Imam Safwan Eid
Director of Religious Affairs &
Youth Development

Imam Safwan Eid is the son and student of renowned Theologian, Dr. Imam Talal Eid. He holds a Master’s degree in Islamic studies & Leadership from Bayan- Claremont School of Theology as well as bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Women studies from The University of Massachusetts. Imam Safwan, in addition to his work as a Religious Director, founded several local Interfaith organizations and has served as an Executive Director, Youth director, Accountant and Chaplain. He currently serves as the Director of Religious Affairs & Youth Development at The Muslim Center of Greater Princeton. 

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Sh. Ismael has been teaching Qur'an to kids, youth and adults for over 20 years.  He specializes in Qur’anic Sciences and the ten recitations.  He is a graduate of Al-Azhar.   He holds many Ijazaat with connected Sanad to the Prophet (pbuh) for both teaching and recitation of the Qur'an. 

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Shaykh Ismael Essa 
Founder & Director of Tarteel Academy

Shaykha Abeer Mahmoud Mohamed

Religious Scholar

Sh. Abeer is an avid Islamic scholar with a deep interest in Qur’anic studies. Her highest achievement is her attainment of Ijaazah in the Ten Qira’at of the Qur’an, certified by the Honorable Al-Azhar University.

MCGP Visiting Scholars

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Imam Fode Drame

Imam Fode Drame is a prolific author, linguist, Quranic Exigist, teacher, father, international speaker, and at the forefront of a number of community initiatives. He established Zawiyah Foundation in Vancouver, BC, in 2005, a non-profit charity founded on his vision for humanity.  Imam Fode's work -- whether through his foundation or his writings -- is particularly concerned with providing the building blocks for the construction of the human character, the foremost among the subject matters of the Glorious Quran.