SHEIKH DAOUD Sheikh Kairaba Bojang (Daoud) Founder and President of Markazul Irrshaad WA Tawjeeh (Center for Islamic Counseling and Guidance) received Islamic and Arabic Education in Saida, Algeria in 1974. After completing primary school, he traveled to Khartoum, Sudan in early 1980 and studied for six months, traveling again to Medina, Saudi Arabia in 1980 where he remained for 9 years. He received his secondary education, middle school, and high school in Islamic Studies. He graduated from the Islamic University of Medina in 1989 majoring in Sharia and Islamic Studies.
In the late 1990′s he migrated to the United States where he currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. Sheikh Daoud Bojang has taught Islamic courses for Masjid Farooq, Masjid Al-Ihsaan and the Gambian Community of Atlanta. He delivers Khutbas (Friday sermons), Lectures and Seminars at various Masjids and the Islamic community Centers in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia and Beyond . He is also listed as the Imam on call with Emory University hospital & the children health care system of Atlanta, to offer prayers to Muslim cancer patients and children.
Professor Daoud gives lectures world wide online for the Internet Islamic University in New York, teaching a course entitled, “Family Life in Islam, Aqidah and Living Islam, Day to Day Fiqh and the Sirah of the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وسلم). Sheikh Daoud Bojang is father to four children two boys and two girls.
CO-FOUNDER IMAM TARIQ IBN ALI KHAN Imam Tariq was born in Sewickley Pennsylvania in 1951 and is a trained clinical Chaplain, worked for the GA Department of Corrections for eighteen years, and collectively has 38 years of experience working with some of the most difficult personalities in the Penal system and institutions. He is the co-founder and vice-president of Marrkazul Irrshaad Wa Tawjeeh. Imam Tariq was presented with Al-Ijaza (a certificate of confirmation and endorsement) by Sheikh Daoud Bojang to confirm and authenticate his knowledge. His expertise includes conflict identification, and resolution, human conduct, anger management, as well as segmented character development. MEMBERS
SHEIKH MATEEN Sheikh Mateen Sabree, was born in Elberton, GA in September 1952, grew up in Augusta, GA. Graduated from the School of Business and English Literature at Morehouse College, 1975. Then Went to Islamic University in Medina, Saudi Arabia, were he Graduated once again from faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies in 1987. He now work in the Federal Prison in Atlanta as an Imam. Also at the Clayton Co. Mental Health Center and the Center for Islamic counseling and Guidance in Jonesboro, Ga as Counselor. He is a Father of four boys.
NADIM S. ALI Nadim S. Ali is a therapist and consultant in Atlanta, where he counsels, teaches Violence Prevention, and Tai Chi. He has been actively involved in educating individuals about the dangers of substance abuse, and has counseled both adolescents and adult patients. Mr. Ali has works in all facets of addiction treatment from detox to outpatient and aftercare and has trained counselors in the USA and in Saudi Arabia. In the two years that he spent in Saudi Arabia as the Director of the Chemical Dependency Unit he was able to establish the first counselor program in the history of Saudi Arabia for Arabic speaking counselors, and participated in the development of a training manual that is still in use in that country to help train recovering people to be counselors.
Mr. Ali has presented to conferences in the U.S. and in the Middle East on the topics of Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention. He has also used alternative methods such as Tai Chi, the ancient Chinese slow motion exercise, as an intervention for the treatment of addiction and anger management. He is certified by the Tai Chi Health Society as an Instructor.
Mr. Ali has a Bachelors degree in Communications from Shippensburg State University and a Masters degree in counseling psychology from the Georgia School for Professional Psychology. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor He has also been a counselor since 1977.
IMAM ISMAIL IBN TEASLEY Imam Ismail ibn Teasley became Muslim in 1981. He was an Amir at Dar-Islam masjid from 1984 to 1987, under the direction of Imam Bilal Abdal Rahman. (rah) He later became Imam at Masjid Mujtahideen in East Atlanta in 1989. Masjid Mujtahideen was established as a platform to institute the five daily prayers and teach Islam. The prison dawah program was formed in 1987 which included local, state and federal institutions. Florida State prison dawah program followed in 1996. Qurans, lectures, and other Islamic material are still being delivered thoughout the state today. Imam Ismail has dedicated the past 26 years to learning Islam from scholars and students of knowledge; he has given a myriad of Friday kutbahs, has spoken nationally and internationally in addition to speaking engagements at various seminars and conferences.