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Muslim Pioneer and Leader Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr passes way!
Islamic Foundation, Villa Park, mourns the passing away of American Muslim community leader and pioneer Dr. Ahmad Sakr. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. May Allah forgive all his sins and grant him a place in Jannah!
Dr. Ahmad Sakr was by profession an educator, and has taught in several universities. In 1973, he was selected as an Outstanding Educator of America. He also served as the acting president of the American Islamic College in Chicago and 1976/1977 he was selected as a Community Leader and a Noteworthy American. Dr. Sakr received his academic education at the American University in Beirut, and the University of Illinois where he got his Ph.D. He received his Islamic education through tutoring from the late Grand Mufti of Lebanon as well as from a large number of Muslim scholars from neighboring countries.He was a founding member (in 1963) and president of the Muslim Students' Association of the U.S.A and Canada (MSA), which helped to form the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an umbrella organization in North America in 1981. Dr. Sakr was also a founding member of the World Council of Mosques whose headquarters is in Makkah, and was the first director and representative of the Muslim World League to the U.N.
Islamic Foundation thanks each and everyone who contributed and attended the Annual Fund Raising Dinner last Saturday and making it successful. Br. Khaja Mohiuddin was recognized for his life time dedication and contribution to Islamic Foundation. Sheik Hisham Qaisi gave a keynote speech and also raised funds for Islamic Foundation. Alhamdulillah we were able to raise $ 150,000 during the evening. Once again Jazakallah for your generous contribution.