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