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Imam Nadim Bashir

Imam Nadim was born in Florida and moved to the DFW Metroplex at a very young age. In 1989 he traveled overseas to Pakistan where he memorized the entire Quran by the age of 11.

Imam Nadim Bashir began his educational journey in New Orleans where he was able to develop his foundation in Arabic and Fiqh. He then transferred overseas to study at Jamia Taalimul-Islam, Dewsbury, U.K. for seven years where he received Ijaazaat in various Islamic Sciences, including Arabic, Fiqh (Jurisprudence), Hadith, Tafseer, Tajweed, and Qira'ah. He graduated in 2003 and has been serving Deen in the U.S. till today.

Till today, Imam Nadim Bashir has served as lead Quranic Instructor, the head of an Arabic and Islamic Studies department which involved curriculum development, and Arabic Instructor at various institutions such as IANT Quranic Academy, Bayyinah Institute, and Qalam Institute.

As a hobby, Imam Nadim attends workshops/classes nationally that focus on leadership, youth and marriage counseling, conflict resolution, religious sciences, education, and community development with the current domestic challenges for American Muslims.

Imam Nadim Bashir joined EPIC in 2012 and has been the longest tenue Imam in the history of this organization.

A SUMMARY OF HIS FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  1. Leading the daily prayers
  2. Leading Jumah prayer and delivering the khutbah
  3. Leading Eid Prayers and giving the khutbah
  4. Leading the Taraweeh prayers
  5. Providing Islamic education services including Qur'anic Tafsir, Tajwid, Hadith, Seerah, Fiqh, and more
  6. Providing focused Islamic education services to youth and sisters
  7. Acting as a resource for Islamic knowledge and provide daily office hours to answer individual questions
  8. Providing periodic educational conferences/ workshops
  9. Participating in and facilitating outreach and interfaith activities to build bridges with other faith-based communities and leaders
  10. Providing pastoral counseling
  11. Conducting marriage and funeral services
  12. Representing EPIC at conferences and events
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Ustadh Mohamd Baajour

Ustadh Mohamad Baajour joined EPIC as a full time "Director of Tarbiyyah (Education) and Community Development" on Jan 01, 2015 to help establish EPIC as a center of Islamic Learning and Spiritual Growth .

Ustadh Baajour , is of a Lebanese descent and has been in the USA for 30 years . He migrated to NY after graduating with BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut ( AUB ) . He studied with many renowned scholars like  Shaykh Omar Abdulkafi , Shaykh Muhammad Hassan, Shaykh Muhammad Issam Al-Qudat and many more . He was the Director of Religious Affairs for 15 years at Masjid Dar-ul-Quran in Bayshore, Long Island, NY, one of the largest Masajid’s in NY. As a Religious Director, Ustadh established Halaqas ( Study circles ) teaching Aqeedah , Fiqh , Tajweed and heart softeners to the whole community . By the will of Allah , these Halaqas are still operating till this day . Ustadh Baajour also helped establish Masjid Eissa-Ibn-Maryam as one of the most vibrant Masjid's in the NY area . 

Ustadh Baajour is currently in the process of completing his Master’s Degree in Islamic Education from Mishkah university.

Check out Ustad Baajour’s Lectures, Seminars and Khutbah’s online:

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Sheikh Sajjad Gul

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Sheikh Sajjad Gul was born and brought up in Pakistan. He has been leading taraweeh prayers since 1996, and has been with EPIC from 2010. He is the pioneer of the hifth program which was launched in 2012. He is currently the head of the EPIC Dar-ul-Quran Hifth Program, and in charge of the evening Nadhirah and Part-time Hifth Program. The hifth program currently has 50 students and the Nadhirah and Part-time Hifth Program currently has 170 students. 

He has a Bachelors in Hadith and Islamic Studies, and has an Ijaza in Hafs with the shortest chain. Among his many skills and specialties ,he is capable of reciting in various styles. Sheikh Sajjad not only teaches hifth but also teaches tajweed, qira'ah, and trains each teacher that is hired so that the quality of education remains high throughout the program. 

He aims for perfection , and expects the very best from his students . Upon completion of their hifth, many older students have moved onto becoming instructors at the evening Nadhirah program and many of them lead taraweeh prayers at various masajid and musallahs around the metroplex . Sheikh Sajjad strives to provide a quality hifth program where students will not only memorize, but be able to retain their hifth, and pass along the education that they have received at this institution.

Farzan Parupia

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Br. Farzan Parupia has been the full-time Youth Director of the East Plano Islamic Center since November of 2016. He has been a member of the East Plano community since 2007. Farzan co-founded EPIC Youth in 2011 and served as its President for nearly two years. He also served as an officer of the EPIC Board of Directors from 2011-2013.

Farzan was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He graduated high school from Brighter Horizons Academy in May of 2010, and simultaneously he graduated with his Associate in Science from Richland Community College. He then attended the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business for one year before he decided to take one year off from university to study Arabic and Qur'an full-time for nine months at Bayyinah Institute in Irving, TX. He returned to SMU the following year to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing in May of 2013. From 2013 to 2015, Farzan worked full-time at Bayyinah Institute as the Operations Manager of Bayyinah TV. He then decided to pursue his own business.

Farzan got married in September of 2012 and he has one daughter. Farzan is a HUGE fan of playing and watching sports. His favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys and his favorite basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers (mainly due to Kobe and Shaq in the early 2000s). He also plays both football and basketball very often. Other hobbies of Farzan include what he calls "The Great F's": Faith, Family, Friends, Food & Football. His biggest passion though is being around the youth: hanging out with them, talking to them, helping them, etc.

Check out Br. Farzan’s lectures and khutbahs online: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=farzan+parupia