Our Imam

Sheikh Nabil Sallam oversees all religious affairs at Sammamish Mosque (Masjid) in addition to being our Imam.  We ask the community to rally around him and direct all religious questions and inquiries to him.

Sheikh Nabil holds a PhD and a Master's degree in Quran Science from Islamic University of Minnesota and a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences from Alexandria University, Egypt. He has five Ijazas (certificates) from respected scholars in Egypt, an Ijaza in Quran memorization from Al-Azhar Institute in Cairo and an Ijaza in Hadith and Fiqh from a respected scholar in Egypt.

Sheikh Nabil Sallam

Imam -- Sammamish Masjid

Email:

imam@sammamishmosque.com

Office Hours:

Sat 4pm-9pm
Sun 4pm-9pm
Mon 9am-2pm, 4pm-9pm
Tue 9am-2pm, 4pm-9pm
Wed 4pm-9pm
Thu 4pm-9pm
Below is Sheikh Nabil's letter to the community accepting the position of Imam at Sammamish Masjid:

It is an honor for me to accept the role of Imam at Sammamish Masjid. I am humbled to accept this position and ask Allah Almighty to use me for serving His Noble Quran always. Being in the position of Allah's messenger, peace be upon him, in leading prayers and giving Khutba is a big and hard responsibility. I ask Allah to have mercy on all of us, to accept all our deeds and to clean our hearts of insincerity and hypocrisy.

I came to the East side to work for M.A.P.S. five years ago. The Muslim community in Redmond and Sammamish was still growing. I had the chance to be part of the group that established Quran programs for kids and adults in M.A.P.S. By Allah's will, hundreds of kids and youths have graduated from these programs with satisfactory results. Tens of brothers and sisters have gained Quran recitation Ijaza. What helped in this success was the desire of the community to have the Noble Quran not only be a book to recite and to memorize but also to be a "way of life".

After five fruitful years working for M.A.P.S., I asked Allah Almighty to choose the best for me and to use me to serve this community in a better way. After talking to the Sammamish Muslim Association Board of Directors I felt that working for this masjid was the opportunity I was looking for. Being the imam, the khateeb and the Quran teacher is the 24 hour job I wanted to do. With Allah's will and the help of the Boards and by your support, I will be starting new Quran programs for kids, youth, and adults. I am looking forward to the day when reciting the Quran does not stop but continues in this masjid during the day and at night.

To be able to serve the religion (deen) of Allah Almighty and His Noble Quran in the best way, I have been learning as well. I am aPhD candidate in Quran Science from Islamic University of Minnesota. I got my Master's degree in Quran Science from Islamic University of Minnesota as well. I received five Ijazas/certificates from several respected scholars in Egypt. I obtained a certificate in Quran memorization from Al-Azhar Institute in Cairo, and an Ijaza in Hadith and Fiqh from a respected scholar in Egypt. Apart from Islamic and Quran studies, I got my Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences from Alexandria University, Egypt.

I sincerely can't find enough words to express my gratitude to Allah Almighty for giving me the opportunity to serve this wonderful Muslim community despite all my shortcomings. I would like to thank the presidents of the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees for trusting me with this responsibility. I would like to thank the entire East side Muslim community for being supportive and patient during this transition period. I would also like to ask everyone to be open and give me feedback on how I can do my job better.

May Allah accept our deeds in this blessed month of Ramadan. May Allah make our houses blessed with the Quran. May Allah protect our youth and make His deen and Quran the guidance of their lives.


Sh Nabil Sallam