Hossam AlJabri

Hossam AlJabri (Arabic: حسام الجابري) is an activist, preacher and speaker on Islam and Muslims.[1] He is the former Executive Director of a national Muslim organization, the Muslim American Society.[2] He is the former president of the Muslim American Society – Boston Chapter,[3] and a trustee of the Interreligious Center on Public Life (ICPL).[4][5] He is a signatory of the "Building a Community of Trust"[6] declaration of peace, affirming a positive relation between Jews and Muslims and the right of both people to live and prosper in Israel/Palestine.[5] AlJabri is a speaker in national conferences, such as the MAS-ICNA national conventions.[7]

BiographyEdit

AlJabri migrated from Egypt to the US at the age of 12.[8] He holds an Engineering degree, an MBA and a certificate in Nonprofit Strategic Management from Harvard University. He studied Islamic studies with traditional scholars, and in the Islamic American University, the American Open University, and Boston University.

Community serviceEdit

AlJbari serves on the following boards:

  • Board of Directors, Muslim American Society Boston Chapter [1],[5] and ISB Cultural Center.[5]
  • Board of Trustees, the Interreligious Center on Public Life (ICPL).[4][5]
  • Board of Directors, Common Ground.[9]
  • Board of Advisors, RUAH.[10]
  • Board of Advisors Harvard University, Islam in the West Project, Boston Muslims Survey.[11]

AlJabri is an alumnus of the FBI Citizens Academy and a member of BRIDGES forum, bringing law enforcement agencies and community leaders together for better understanding and service.

Imam, KhatibEdit

AlJabri is a regular Imam and Khatib, delivering the Friday Sermon[12] in the following mosques and universities in Massachusetts:

  • ISBCC [2], Roxbury.[5]
  • Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland [3][12]
  • Islamic Center of New England, Sharon
  • Islamic Society of Boston, Cambridge
  • Harvard University, Cambridge
  • Boston University, Boston
  • Longwood Medical Center, Boston
  • MGH, Boston
  • Al-Huda Society, Revere
  • Islamic Center of Burlington, Burlington

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Expert Panelists Discuss Islam | The Harvard Crimson". Thecrimson.com. 2001-10-04. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  2. ^ My beloved city of Boston « Islam in America
  3. ^ Johnson, Lauren (2006-07-23). "Young Muslims and Jews seek bridge to understanding – The Boston Globe". Boston.com. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  4. ^ a b "Center Profile". Pluralism.org. 1997-01-01. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Paulson, Michael (2009-01-12). "Boston faith leaders call for Gaza ceasefire – Articles of Faith". Boston.com. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  6. ^ "An Interfaith Declaration for Peace". Globalministries.org. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  7. ^ "MAS-ICNA Conference Comes to Dearborn". Muslim Media Network. 2006-12-28. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  8. ^ Sacirbey, Omar (2007-10-03). "During Ramadan, suhur is a meal to fast on – The Boston Globe". Boston.com. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  9. ^ http://commongroundpi.org/index.html
  10. ^ "RUAH Board of Directors". Ruahspirit.org. Archived from the original on July 18, 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  11. ^ "Muslims in Boston Survey | The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University". Cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  12. ^ a b "Islamic tenets, job duties spark debate". NOLA.com. 2007-05-05. Retrieved 2010-03-19.