Imam Mikal Da'ood Shabazz – Northeast Section Convener
During his tenure in Al-Islam, Mikal has served in a variety of capacities including an Account Manager/Bookkeeper for a National Weekly Newspaper, a Math, Chemistry and Biology instructor at the University of Islam, the Director of Adult Education at Masjid Muhammad of Philadelphia, Cultural Development Chairman and Convener for the Family Nights of Music. At Masjidullah, he has served on various committees, and as an Arabic Instructor, Director of the Islamic Studies Institute, Masjid Administrator, Director of Masjidullah’s Men’s Association Training and Development Program, an Organizational Development Consultant, Recognition and Appreciation Benefits Banquet (RABB) Chairman, Executive Committee Chairman, Special Projects Chairman, Family Life Conference Chairman, Governmental Infrastructure Commission Chairman, an Islamic Studies Instructor at Masjidullah’s Madressatul Islamiyyah, the Masjid Chief of Staff, Assistant Resident Imam and currently serves as the Resident Imam of Masjidullah in Philadelphia.
He also serves as a member of the Delaware Valley Mosque Cares Majlis Ashura, Council of Islamic Organizations of Pennsylvania, a member of the Imam W. Deen Mohammad’s Northeast Region Imams Association and as an Interfaith participant of the Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives.
Mikal has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University where he has also done graduate course work in Polymer Chemistry, Engineering Geology, Hydrology, and Groundwater Hydrogeology. He is a student of Imams, the late Warith Deen Mohammed (RAA), Muhammad Abdul Aleem, Amin Muhammad and Sheik Luqman Ahmad, a graduate of Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University’s Intensive Shariah Workshop from the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Sciences in America, a graduate of the U.S Army’s Primary Leadership Development and Officer’s Basic Courses, and a graduate the U.S. EPA’s Greater Leadership Opportunity and Executive Leadership Programs.
He has served as both a non-commissioned and commissioned U.S. Army Reserve Officer and has received several Army Achievement and Commendation medals. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom where he assisted the citizens of Iraq in restoring their water, sewer, chemical and refinery infrastructure systems while serving as a member of the U.S. Army’ Special Operations Force’s Civil Affairs Unit. Mikal is married with a family six children, currently the grandparents of six and have foster parented 14 children, three of which they adopted and four of which were orphan refugees from Africa.
Imam Mikal Shabazz