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Sh. Mohammed

Specialist in Tazkiyah and Adab. Dubbed Doctor of Manners. Distinguished masterful Quran recitation. Premarital and Marital Counsellor. Bachelor’s in Islamic Studies, Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences. Imam and Religious Director at Islamic Institute of Orange County.

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Shaykh Mohammed Faqih is the doctor of etiquettes and mannerisms. His knowledge is impeccable. His chain in the Qur’ān only 28 shy of the Prophet, on whom be peace. His demeanour utterly disarming. His style in fashion and stride in walk makes you say, “That man is fit to be president.”

Shaykh Mohammed is completely different class. He melts the hearts with lessons in tazkiyah, akhlāq, self-discovery and psychology, and above all great humility which befits a true scholar.

Shaykh Mohammed traces his roots back to the ancient city of Harar in the Horn of Africa. Originally from Yemen, his forefathers immigrated to East Africa and played a central role in the Islamic history of the region.

He completed a B.A. in Islamic Studies from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America in Fairfax, VA, and graduated in Qur’an Memorization and Recitation from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He was the Imam at the Islamic Community Center of Laurel in Laurel, MD and at the Islamic Center of San Diego in San Diego, CA.

He currently serves as Imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County, otherwise known as Masjid Omar AlFarouk.