With these tools the young men of Mirage are trained in leadership and taught how to engage in the world with the best our religion has to offer.
Miraaj Academy is a foundation upon which people of nobility are made. It is the bridge that reaches between the tradition of the east and the cultural norms of our westerns society, selectively molding together the best of what Allah has given us.
As all Muslims pray:
“Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”
As an African-American, born and raised Muslim, he understands the unique religious and spiritual challenges facing American Muslims, and has a passion for maintaining the intergenerational continuity of Islam.
He founded Miraaj Academy to teach Quran and Leadership skills to Muslim American youth, giving them the knowledge needed to develop a well rounded, balanced understanding of Islam. He also co-founded Midtown Mosque in an effort to revitalized one of the most blighted areas in Memphis to create a successful model of spiritual-based activism where sacred knowledge and application are cultivated together.
He is also Founder of UMMAH (United Masjids Making American History) which is a national collaborative of Imams from successful inner-city masjids that work together to uplift the grassroots community. He is currently the President of Mirage Academy and Imam of Midtown Mosque in Memphis, TN.