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Shaykh Ismael Essa

Director & Founder of Tarteel Academy at MCGP

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Shaykh Ismael Essa is the Founder & Director of Tarteel Academy, leading Imam at the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton.


-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 locally and internationally.


-He started leading Taraweeh at the age of 13 and was one the youngest Imams at مسجد عمرو بن العاص 


 -He has led Traweeh at masjid Al-Birr, UK from 2003 - 2011 then he moved to U.S. in 2012 to serve as Taraweeh Imam 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.

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