November 5, 2017
Journey to the Heart of God: Part 3: “The Good Word”
Guest presenter this week is Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi, American Muslim Institute.
Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi was born in Damascus, Syria, and graduated from Damascus University in 1988 with a BA in English Literature. He continued his Islamic education at The Islamic Call College/Damascus and graduated with a BA in Islamic Sciences and Arabic Language in 1991. He came to the United States in late 1995 and started his first position as Imam at The Islamic Center of North Valley in Lancaster, California, in 1997. He then moved to Charleston, West Virginia, where he served The Islamic Association of West Virginia and achieved his “Doctor of Ministry” degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, in 2005. That same year, he became a U.S. citizen. Imam Daoudi specializes in the areas of Qur’anic interpretation “Tafsir,” Hadith, counseling and interfaith dialogues and activities. He has three children, a daughter and two sons, all in college.
During his work in the USA he has received several awards:
2005 Martin Luther King’s Living The Dream Award, “Advocate for Peace.”
2005 CAIR Council on American-Islamic Relation as Islamic Community Service Award for Political Activism
2007 “Honorary Mountaineer,” a certificate of recognition from the Governor of the State of West Virginia
2007 A Certificate of Commendation from the Secretary of State of West Virginia
Chaplain of the month in April, 2016, from the Mayor of Augusta, Georgia