About ISCJ LIT
Throughout his noble life, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ emphasized the youth’s significance. He empowered young men and women of his time and it is evident that a large number of his followers were in fact young people. Looking at the Seerah, we know that majority of the sahaba were in fact very young and if we just take one surah, Surat al Kahf, the actions of the young men were so beloved to God, that He recorded their tale in the eternal guidance to humanity, the Qur’an.
ISCJ LiT (which stands for ‘Learning Islam Together’) is committee which aims to serve the youth and young adults (age 13-30) with the right tools, skills, and knowledge to bring about positive change in the community. Led by Dr. Ahmed Mohamed, our committee hopes to inspire them to understand, apply, and advocate divinely ordained values in the service of the common good. Our core values are service, equality, and justice. Programs which encompass 7 key categories: Educational, Counseling, Mentorship, Social, Athletic and Spiritual are designed and run by the youth, with the guidance of mentors who share their experiences and provide valuable feedback. Make dua for our success!
Dr. Ahmed Mohamed is the Director of Youth and Young Adults Islamic Studies Program at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ). He holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biology from Queen’s University in Canada, and an MA in Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Minnesota. He also studied in the Muslim world in Alexandria, Madinah, and Kuwait. Dr. Mohamed holds an Ijazah (traditional Islamic license) to transmit and teach Quran recitation, Tajweed, Aqeeda, Hadeeth, principles of Fiqh and principles of Hadeeth. Additionally, Dr. Mohamed attained various certificates and training in mental health and faith-based communication intervention.
As a public speaker, Dr. Mohamed has given numerous Khutbas, classes, and workshops across Canada and the US. He has also been invited to speak at major conferences such as the ICNA convention and NJ Dawah. In addition to the Islamic education programs, Dr. Mohamed provides religious-based counseling to the youth and young adults, as well as organizes youth social activities such as skiing trips, ice skating, paintball, ziplining, and summer programs.
Contact Dr. Ahmed via email: firstname.lastname@example.org