Dr. Ahmed Abdulkhalek
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Dr. Ahmed Abdulkhalek

A Lifelong Journey of Dedication to Education and Community

From a young age, Dr. Ahmed Abdulkhalek embarked on a remarkable academic journey, driven by a deep commitment to Islamic studies and community service. At just 12 years old, he commenced his education by memorizing the Quran under the guidance of Sheikh Mustafa bin Abdullah. This marked the beginning of his unwavering dedication to his faith and scholarly pursuits.

His path led him to Al-Azhar University, where he pursued his primary and secondary education. Following his graduation, he continued his studies at Al-Azhar University, ultimately earning a bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies from the Sharia and Law College in 1977. Dr. Ahmed’s commitment to translating theory into practice was evident right from the start. He actively engaged in preaching and mentoring at Al-Azhar, becoming a beacon of guidance and inspiration.

In 1981, Dr. Ahmed’s exceptional achievements caught the attention of Al-Azhar, leading to his assignment to Yemen. In this role, he encouraged worship, imparted religious knowledge, and reminded the community of spiritual values. After four years of dedicated service in Yemen, he returned to Al-Azhar, where he continued his impactful work as a preacher and community activist.

His journey then took him to the United States, where he made a significant impact. He was invited by Nueces Mosque to lead Taraweeh Prayers during Ramadan, which subsequently transformed into an enduring relationship. The neighborhood welcomed him with open arms and offered him the position of the first Imam at Nueces Mosque. Dr. Ahmed’s arrival in Austin in 1998 marked the beginning of his profound influence on the community.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Ahmed has been an integral part of the North Austin Muslim Community Center (NAMCC). From his roles as Imam, Khatib, and teacher at the Islamic Center of Greater Austin (ICGA) to his contributions at the Islamic Center of Jersey City and Al-Azhar, his impact has been profound and widespread. His journey has been characterized by educational achievements, including a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and its Foundations from the American World University, a Master’s degree in Jurisprudence and its Foundations from the American Open University, and his original bachelor’s degree from Al-Azhar University.

Dr. Ahmed’s influence is not confined to formal education; he has authored numerous books and research papers, contributing valuable insights to Islamic scholarship. His publications include works such as “The Prophetic Approach in Educating Muslim Women,” “The Positivity,” “Qur’anic Reflections,” and “Preachers’ Reminder.”

At present, Dr. Ahmed continues to serve as an Imam and resident scholar at NAMCC, where he conducts Quran Halaqas, leads prayers, delivers Friday sermons, and provides counseling to address intricate matters interwoven with Islamic teachings. His dedication has inspired countless individuals to pursue Islamic education and incorporate faith into their daily lives. Dr. Ahmed’s legacy is a testament to his enduring commitment to nurturing spiritual growth and knowledge within the community.

Education Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and its Foundations with a specialization in “Human Rights in Light of the Quran and Sunnah – a contemporary jurisprudential study,” from the American World University in 2007.
  • Master’s in Jurisprudence and its Foundations with a specialization in “The Marriage from the People of the Book,” from the American Open University in 2003.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies from the Sharia and Law Faculty at Al-Azhar University in 1977.

Dr. Ahmed has authored several published books and research papers, including:

  • “The Prophetic Approach in Educating Muslim Women”
  • “The Positivity”
  • “Qur’anic Reflections”
  • “Preachers’ Reminder”