Imam Fuad was born in Ethiopia and arrived in Seattle,WA at a very young age with his family. During his teen years, he found it difficult to find people in his community he could to relate to. So he became inspired to learn more about his Deen so that one day he can be an example for the youth who were just like him in his teen years.
He became a personal student of the Imam at Masjid AR Rahman and learned various books of Hadith starting from Arbaeen through Al-Bukhari and finished memorizing the Holy Quran. After graduating high school he became eager to study oversees. So he traveled to Cairo, Egypt where he went on to study the Islamic sciences which include Arabic, Tafseer, Fiqh Hadith, and Aqidah with specialization in the Shafi School. He graduated with an Arabic Diploma from Al-Kalima Institute and earned an Islamic diploma in Sharia from Al-Furqaan. After returning to Seattle in 2013 he continued his studies with the local imams in the Puget Sound area and started teaching in numerous Madarasah’s in the local area including Islamic Center of Eastside, Masjid AR Rahman, MAPS, Masjid Tawheed, and Mercy Association Center.
Imam Fuad was the former Imam of Masjid Tawheed and now is the current Imam of Masjid al- Furqan and Executive Director of MAS White Center. Fuad hopes to strive and make a difference in his community and feels that it is important to impact the youth. In his Masjid he is creating a unique dynamic for a youth oriented masjid. He believes that the masjid should be for all people from different ethnic backgrounds and of all ages. But most importantly “for the youth, run by the youth” .