Sh. Mamdouh Mahmoud
Sh. Mamdouh Mahmoud graduated from Al-Azhar University in Cairo in 1994 with a B.A. in Islamic Studies and English Literature. He has studied extensively with various scholars, acquiring the knowledge and certification to teach diverse topics within the Islamic Sciences including fiqh, hadith, Arabic, and Qur’anic Studies, aqeedah, tafseer, morals, seerah, and family matters.
In his professional career, he has served as an imam of various mosques. He was Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (Southeast Masjid Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq) from 1996 to 2001. He also worked as a volunteer Muslim Chaplain in the Texas prison system, a contract Imam with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in the United States Penitentiary in Beaumont, Texas, and as a part-time Imam for the Islamic Society of Lafayette, Louisiana until 2002.
From 2002-2003, he was the Imam and Director of Galveston Islamic Center and was the first Muslim chaplain working with pastoral care at the University of Texas medical branch in Galveston. He then served as Director and Assistant Imam of Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 2004-2005, and then as the full time Imam and Director of the Eden Prairie Islamic Community Center (EPICC). He served as a volunteer Imam of Masjid Al-Ansar serving the Woodlands and Conroe, TX.
He is also a founding member of the Islamic University of Minnesota, the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of Minnesota (IJCM), the Quraa (Quran reciters) Association of America, and a member of the North American Imam Federation (NAIF). He served from 2009-2011 as the Director of Sharia Academy of America – Houston Branch, which he also helped to found. He continues to teach online classes and monthly seminars for the institution.
His latest project, Roots and Sprouts, was founded in 2011.