Kashif Abdul-Karim

Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim, a graduate of the University of Connecticut, embraced Islam in May 1986 under the guidance of national leader Imam W.D. Mohammed. He has studied extensively with various imams associated with Imam W.D. Mohammed’s leadership across the United States and with local scholars in the tradition of Prophet Muhammad. With a strong focus on Islamic education, Imam Kashif has served as an Islamic Studies Teacher, a Curriculum Coordinator for Islamic education departments, and an Islamic chaplain for the State of Connecticut, supporting families during times of grief and providing religious guidance. Additionally, he has had a diverse secular career in teaching, television, human services, and law enforcement. Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim is currently the resident imam of Muhammad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford, serving a diverse population from around the world. For a comprehensive biography, please visit his page: Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim.

Remembering Our Leaders

We thank the following late Imams of The Muhammad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford for their faithful service to Allah and to our community. They were dedicated leaders who embodied the principles of faith, knowledge, and service. Throughout their lives, they brought a wealth of experience and expertise in Islamic education and community development. Guided by the teachings of Imam WD Mohammed and domestic scholars, our Imams have made significant contributions to the growth and enrichment of our community. Their unwavering commitment to fostering unity, promoting knowledge, and embodying the values of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ serves as an inspiration to all.

Imam W.D. Mohamed

Prominent Islamic leader and advocate for interfaith dialogue.

Imam Qasim Abdul Sharief

A devoted servant of Allah, leaving a lasting impact on the Islamic community.

Imam Nuriddin Faiz

Respected spiritual guide and scholar of our congregation from 1977 to 1988.

Imam Abdul karim Adabi

A pioneering Muslim in Dawah and a leader in the community.

Imam Abdul-Rahman Adb-Raheem Muhammad

A man who touched the world through action and words and will be remembered for his delivery, inspiration and insight.

Imam Abdul-Shahid Muhammed Ansari

A visionary leader known for his dedication to community development and fostering interfaith harmony.

Imam Al-Hajj Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X)

A fearless advocate for justice, equality, and the empowerment of marginalized communities.

Ministers from 1955-1975

Thomas ( J – X ) Jihad
Cornelius Haziz
George White X


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