Dr. Ossama Mohamed Bahloul, a graduate of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies (Usool el Din) ranking top 4 in a class of 200. He is certified in authentic recitation of the Quran "Hafs an 'Asim" method by his honor Sheikh Mahmoud Attiah Zayed.
He completed his (MS) with high honors in which his thesis was the establishment of a Da'awah curriculum aimed at secularists, atheists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and completed his PhD in Comparative Religious Studies in which his thesis is the Critique of Christian issues within Will Durant's "The Story of Civilization" and achieved the honor of excellence with the request for the publishing of his thesis.
He has been the Imam of the Islamic Society of Southern Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas, as well as a visiting Imam for the Islamic Center of Irving in Irving, Texas and the Islamic Center of Darmishtat in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Ossama has conducted Islam 101 presentations on college campuses and churches. He has been an organizer of town hall meetings, open houses, and community breakfasts with civic and religious leaders.
During his time at Al-Azhar University he was head of the Cultural Committee as part of the Student Union and has traveled extensively to many countries including Germany, Belgium, and Holland, in which he applied his Masters Degree theories on Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
He is trained in performing marriages (Nikkah) and pre-marital counseling (An-Naseeha), as well Islamic funerals. Dr. Ossama has vast experience social climates with excellent people skills including the building of personal, family, and social relationships. He is highly regarded as a public speaker/lecturer in both Arabic and English.
He has been the Imam of the Murfreesboro Islamic Center since April 2008, he has established numerous community activities and encouraged community involvement of all ages. Personal resume and references available upon request