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Jacksonville City Council had its first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, January 10th at 5:00 pm at the City Hall. Dr. Mobeen Rathore, who had been invited by the City Council, gave Invocation at the start of the meeting. What a blessing it was to have translation of Al-Fateha and other prayers for guidance of our country’s leaders offered by a Muslim with humility. May Allah SWT accept Br. Mobeen’s prayers and reward him for being such a good representative of our community. Ameen.
CLICK HERE for A video of Invocation offered by Br. Mobeen is posted
For the sake of record, Br. Mobeen was the second Muslim in the history of Jacksonville who was invited to offer invocation at a meeting of the Jacksonville City Council. A few years ago, Imam Enrique Rasheed, who was Imam of the Masjid on Commonwealth Ave at the time was the first Muslim to offer Invocation at such a meeting. Imam Rasheed now lives in California.
Qari Hashim has offered to start a Qur’an Studies Program independent of the ICNEF, using a model that has worked well in many communities
including Orlando. From hereon, the only connection Qari Hashim and his program will have with ICNEF will be that ICNEF has agreed to allow Qari Hashim the use of ICNEF facilities to teach Qur’an to the children and adults in our community.
It has been a Blessing from Allah SWT to have someone like Qari Hashimas a reciter and a teacher of the Qur’an in our community. It is incumbent upon each of us to do whatever we can to assist Qari Hashimin making the new program a success. It is our hope and prayer that the community will support the new model.
MaShaa’ Allah, with over 20 years of experience as a Quran teacher in the US and Qatar, Qari Hashim has taught hundreds of students, of all ages, to recite the Quran fluently, and has graduated more than 100 Muhafiz memorizing the Quran from cover to cover; many of whom have participated in local and international competitions.
Qari Hashim has participated in many different Quranic Competitions and has assisted in fundraising events. In the area of youth, Qari Hashim has been involved in the organization of youth events addressing the development of appropriate skills in youth, assessing their strength and needs, providing support and supervision, formulating personal progress plans, and mentoring and advising the youth.
Qari Hashim is fluent in Urdu, English, and Arabic.
Sample of Qari Hashim Al-Abbasi’s recitation: