BOSTON,MA–The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center has appointed a new Imam. Shaykh Yasir F. Fahmy, was born and raised in Clifton, N.J., and had a stint in the corporate world before devoting himself to Islamic studies and community leadership, according to the Boston Globe.
The thirty two year old Shaykh Fahmy is a graduate of the prestigious Al Azhar University and also has an undergraduate from Rutgers.
The Islamic Center’s leaders expressed hope that he will offer effective leadership to the community. “He has the ability and potential to really articulate the vision of Islam in America in a way that authentically engages the tradition, yet at the same time meaningfully engages the cultural realities of life in Boston and America,” said Yusufi Vali, the executive director of the mosque, which is in Roxbury.