IMAM AMEEN A. OMAR: Current Resident Imam of Masjid Al-Shareef
Al Hajj Imam Ameen A. Omar has been married to Sister Lee for more than 40 years and together they have 5 children. He has been involved in the Muslim community since 1976
and has been exemplary in demonstrating the role Al-Islam should play in our lives on a daily basis.
Imam Omar has been instrumental in the establishment and development of several Masajid and centers in the Southern California area. He is known at Masjid Al-Shareef for his open door policies, his approachability, and his genuine care and concern for the members of the masjid. He can be credited with being a motivating factor for many who may have otherwise never become active in the Masjid.
Imam Omar was once a volunteer for years at Nells Youth Authority. He attended Compton Community College and is the first in his family to graduate from both high school and college. In the 1980s he was the Resident Imam at Masjid Ikhlas in Compton, California. In the 1990s he was instrumental in the establishment of Sister Clara Muhammad School in Compton,and served as their Imam and as a member of their Board of Directors. It was during this time that he became an assistant imam at Masjid Al-Shareef of Long Beach.
Imam Omar assisted Imam Haroon Abdullah until his retirement, whereupon he became Resident Imam. Imam Omar has served on the Shura Council of Southern California, and as the Resident Imam of Masjid Al-Shareef, has implemented many programs which keeps the community active and invested. He established the Masjid’s Youth Committee, the Eid Toy Drive, the Sunday School Program, Muslim Family Nights and so much more. Active in maintain a healthy relationship with Muslim families and in Janazah servicing, Imam Omar is a sought-after speaker at prisons, colleges campuses, churches, masajid and centers.