The Mecca Center is pleased to welcome our new Youth Director and Assistant Imam Shaykh Tariq Musleh.

Born and raised in Chicago, Shaykh Tariq Musleh has a strong connection with the Chicago community.

Shaykh Tariq completed his memorization of Quran at the age of 13 with Hafidh Habeeb al Rahman at Islamic Foundation Villa Park. He followed his memorization of the Quran by acquiring a second ijaza from Palestine. He has been teaching Quran privately with numerous students since his completion.

After Quranic Studies, Shaykh Tariq became heavily involved in Young Muslims youth group, serving as a coordinator and a murabbi.

Shaykh Tariq traveled to Cairo, Egypt to study Classical Arabic at the Fajr Center for the Arabic Language, where he completed the text “Al-Arabiyatu Bayna Yadayk.” While there, he had the opportunity to study with various scholars. Upon returning from Egypt, he became an Arabic and Quran instructor for Islamic Learning Foundation Chicago.

Shaykh Tariq was accepted to the prestigious Islamic University of Madina-tul-Munawaara, where he received Associate Degree in Arabic and Bachelor Degree from the College of Sharia.

Shaykh Tariq Musleh also served as the Youth Director at the Islamic Center of Naperville. He continues to work with youth and communities in the Chicagoland area. Shaykh Tariq is a founding member of the annual ICNA Eid Fest.

Shaykh Tariq is a speaker and regular Khateeb at Chicago area Masajid and speaks at youth groups and conferences in different parts of the nation. He speaks fluent Arabic and conversational Urdu. Shaykh Tariq enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends and reading books while indulging in iced coffee.

Please help us welcome Shaykh Tariq Musleh to the Mecca Center!