Jami Omar Welcomes New Full-Time Imam, Hafiz Owais TillyWritten by Muslim Link
Masjid Jami Omar is welcoming Imam Owais Tilly, as their new full-time imam beginning May 1st. There will be a special "Meet the Imam" event on May 1st at 8:15pm to 9:30pm at Jami Omar when the community is invited to meet the new imam and his family.
Imam Owais Tilly is 34 years old and fluent in English, Gujarati, and Arabic. He was born and raised in Canada and so has 'a distinctive understanding of the challenges Muslims face in North America." Previously, he served as an imam with the Islamic Society of Richmond Hill. He is a graduate of the Islamic Studies program of Dar al-Ulum al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah in Cape Town, South Africa, where he undertook an intensive study of Hadith. He is also a Hafiz of the Noble Quran. He is "capable of teaching and counseling the broader community on matters of fiqh in light of the awareness of the differences of opinions and practices among different schools of fiqh."
According to the Jami Omar Board of Directors "Jami Omar is convinced that, by the Grace and Mercy of Allah SWT, Sheikh Owais will be a tremendous asset to Jami Omar and to the Ottawa-Gatineau Community at large. Sheikh Owais is planning to introduce a series of exciting programs for the benefit of our community."
Hafiz Anver Malam, as the president of the Jami Omar Board, will be working closely with Imam Tilly "in order to seamlessly integrate him in the role of Imam at Jami Omar and be part of the Ottawa Muslim community at large."
You can read Imam Tilly's complete academic profile here.
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