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The Muslim Community Center of Thaqalayn

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State: Maryland

Location: Bowie, MD

Website: https://www.mccft.org/

The Muslim Community Center of Thaqalayn is a Shiite non-profit organization in Bowie, Maryland.

Thaqalayn states that its mission is to: “Provide a nurturing multicultural environment in which Muslims can move closer to Allah (the Most-High) through spiritual development, community service, and establishing practices for living Islam in America.” [1]

However, the individuals that Thaqalayn invite to give lectures raise concerns.

In March of 2018, Sheikh Usama Abdulghani, who studied for years in Qom, Iran, headlined an event called “The Goodly Life.” [2] Abdulghani not only supports Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he also supports Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah.

“So, brothers and sisters when times are tough—when you see that you don’t know where truth is, everybody’s talking—just remember the words of the man who was more old school than any of us. Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, may Allah protect and preserve him,” Abdulghani said in a speech, as reported by Clarion Project in September of 2018. [3]

In July 2018, the center held a cookout and lecture with Sheikh Jalil Nawee, a member of their board of directors. An investigative report from Clarion in August discovered that Nawee studied in Qom, Iran, and is a private educator in Maryland. His daughter, Hidaya, made posts on her Instagram supporting Nasrallah (they have since been made private). [4]

Safiudeen Wallulah also sits on the center’s board of directors. In the website’s description of Wallulah, it says he was inspired by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s writing on the Islamic Revolution in his conversion to Shite Islam. [5]

 

[1] The Muslim Community Center of Thaqalayn, About Us,

https://www.mccft.org/about-us.html

[2] Facebook,

https://www.facebook.com/events/608710062797483/

[3] “Islamist Group in Arizona Hosts Supporter of Iran Regime, Hezbollah Terrorists,” Clarion Project, September 18, 2018.

https://clarionproject.org/islamists-group-in-arizona-hosts-supporter-of-iran-regime-hezbollah-terrorists/

[4]

“Exclusive: Maryland Islamic Schools Tied to Iranian Regime,” Clarion Project, August 30, 2018

https://clarionproject.org/maryland-islamic-schools-tied-to-the-iranian-regime/

[5]

The Muslim Community Center of Thaqalayn, Board of Directors

https://www.mccft.org/board-of-directors.html

 

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