NJ Dawah Advisory Committee
The NJ Dawah board recognizes the importance of reaching out to those of knowledge and experience for advice and counsel. Allah SWT says in the Qur’an, Those truly fear Allah, among His Servants, are those who have knowledge (Surah 35, Verse 28). For this reason, throughout the year, the NJ Dawah board engages advisors to provide advice on both general and specific matters related to the organization. We feel honored and privileged to have Dr. Hatem El Haj and Shaykh Tahir Wyatt as our current advisors. See below for their biographies.
Dr. Hatem El Haj
Raised in Alexandria, Egypt, he began his religious training at an early age and started delivering sermons at his local mosque at the age of 17. After completing his medical degree at the University of Alexandria, he migrated to the US when he was 22 to work on his United States Medical Licensing Examination. During this time, he also served as the Imam of Masjid al-Birr in Astoria, New York. He then completed his residency in pediatrics at the State University of New York (SUNY).Dr. Hatem continued his Islamic education, attaining an M.A. in Sharia from the American Open University, and a PhD in Sharia from Al-Jinan University in Lebanon, graduating with the highest honors for both degrees. Dr. Hatem was also the Deen for Mishkah University’s English program. He has published various academic works in both Arabic and English including and is currently serving as a religious director of Masjid Wali, in Edison NJ.
Shaykh Tahir Wyatt
Dr. Tahir Wyatt is from Philadelphia, USA. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, the Faculty of Hadeeth, PGDip in Da’wah and Masters in ‘Aqeedah; He is currently pursuing his PhD in ‘Aqeedah. In addition, he has been appointed by Royal Decree to teach in the Prophet’s Masjid in Madeenah.