Imam Johari Abdul-Malik  Government Relations, Muslim Alliance of North America and Religious Advisor, Soulful Muslims Inc. Imam Johari Abdul-Malik has served as the Director of Outreach at the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center, the first Muslim Chaplain at Howard University (HU) and is the former Head of the National Association of Muslim Chaplains in Higher Education. The imam has also served as the chair of government relations for the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA) and was the founding President of the Muslim Advocacy Commission of Washington, DC.  He continues to serve on the board of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, one of the nations first organisations of its kind with over 11 faith traditions. 

In College he became a Black activist, musician, practiced transcendental mediation (TM) and vegetarianism. In Graduate school, Allah showed him the light of Islam. He served as the President of MSA at Howard University and later the University’s first Muslim Chaplain. Known nationally for his fundraising efforts for masjids, schools and relief and support organizations.  Imam Johari and along with Rev. Graylan Hagler started the Ramadan Feed-the-Needy Program in Washington, DC feeding over 100 hundred homeless women of all faiths nightly during the holy month of fasting.He lectures on a variety of subjects to motivate the Muslim community and the community at large to better themselves and their world. African-American born (mother from Northern Louisiana and father from Barbados, West Indies) and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Educated at Howard University with a BS Chemistry and a MS Genetics and Human Genetics. He has studied at Hartford Seminary and took his CPE certification from the Jewish Theological Seminary, NYC.

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