I had the pleasure of presenting Islam on behalf of 877-Why-Islam to a gathering of West Point Military Academy Cadets and other officials on behalf which was highly appreciated. One gentleman from the US Attorney General’s office remarked to me, “Every school in NJ should receive this presentation.”
The late Shaykh and undisputed master of Quranic recitation Mahmoud Khalil al-Husary visited the Islamic Center of Jersey City in 1978 along with the late Shaykh Abdel-Halim Mahmoud. These are original photographs, never before published, submitted to me by a dear friend, whose father took the pictures himself. Shaykh Abdel-Halim died 9 months after these pictures were taken while Shaykh al-Husary died 2 years later, may Allah have mercy on them both.
I had the honor of presenting my new Tajweed bookChildrens Bequest to Shaykh Khalid al-Juhaym from Kuwait on 8/19/10 at the 96th St Masjid. After reviewing it briefly, he was extremely pleased and remarked, “By Allah, this is the best gift I have received!”