Masjid Al-Shareef of Long Beach - Company Message
                                 Our Imams 
                                                                                            IMAM HAROON ABDULLAH: Founder of Masjid Al-Shareef of Long Beach

   Imam Haroon Abdulah, a well-known pioneer in the Muslim American community, accepted Islam in 1959 under the leadership of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad in Los Angeles. Imam Abdullah and his wife, Sister Louella have been happily married for more than sixty years.In the 1960s he struggled in the community selling the Pittsburgh Courier and the Muhammad Speaks. He soon became a Minister and helped established two Temples, one in Watts and another on the Westside of Los Angeles.
    Long Beach was blessed to receive him in the summer of 1972. Imam Abdullah and approximately twenty believers started out with just a store front for meetings. By 1975, the Temple had grown to over three hundred believers. Imam Abdullah's in-depth experience as a Christian gave him understanding into scriptures of the Holy Bible and together with his 43 years as a convert to the Islamic religion (Holy Qur'an) gives him conceptual and contextual knowledge that prepared him to be one of the most renown Imams in the Ministry of Imam W.D. Mohammed. From following the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and his son, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Imam Abdullah gives these two men much credit for his success in being led to the Sunnah path of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
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.
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