Imam Safwan Eid
Imam Safwan Eid was born and Raised in Quincy, Massachusetts. His Parents immigrated to the United States from Lebanon in 1982 fleeing civil strife and war. Born 10 years later, what Imam Safwan could not flee was his destiny. Even as a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a double major in Economics and Woman & Gender Studies he rose to prominence in the Boston Muslim community being recognized for his insightful wisdom, authentic knowledge and powerful eloquence.
Being an Imam seemed to be in this young man’s blood, as a child he deeply admired his father Dr. Imam Talal Eid, a world renowned Theologian graduating from Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and Harvard University as well as being the first Imam to serve this country as a United States diplomat and commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Imam Safwan followed his father around from mosques to churches to synagogues, witnessing first hand, excellence in faith and leadership from a tender age.
During his college years he studied intensely under Imam Talal as well as learning from the likes of Imam Suhaib Webb, Imam Suheil Laher, Imam Khalid Nasr and Imam Yasir Fahmy. Under Imam Suhaib Webb, he served as the Youth Director of the Islamic Society of Boston cultural center, in the heart of Roxbury working with children and teenagers of all different racial, religious and socio-economic backgrounds in the stepping grounds of Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan at temple number 11 now known as Masjid Al Quran. Under Imam Yasir Fahmy, he was fundamental in developing a comprehensive curriculum and a strong support system for new Muslims. Alongside Islamic author Ahmed Rashed, He instructed Islam 101 & 102 classes at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. Imam Safwan also served as the Muslim Chaplain at Boston Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess and Mass General Hospitals.
Later he went on to be the Executive Director and Imam of the Islamic Institute of Boston. Imam Safwan aside from his expertise in youth issues, is also well known for his delicate, heart warming marriage sermons and comforting, tranquil funeral services. In 2017, Imam Safwan left his hometown along with his wife Sima and daughter Maryam, to serve as the Imam of The Islamic Center of Saginaw, leading the community at large.
Robert Abdul Shaheed
- Interfaith Dialogue with Christian, Jews, Buddhist and other Faith communities
- Recipient of the 100 African American Men of Distinction Award by the St. Luke C.M.E. Church
- Imam Shaheed joined the Nation of Islam in 1971 and in 1975 transitioned to Orthodox Islam (Qur’an and Sunnah) under the able leadership of the late Imam Warith Deen Mohammed (RA). It was then that his thirst for knowledge began.
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