Help one another in acts of piety and righteousness. And do not assist each other in acts of sinfulness and transgression. And be aware of Allah. Verily, Allah is severe in punishmentQuran 5:2
About Mohammed Mana
Southern California born and raised, CSU Long Beach is where he spent most of his days volunteering as the vice president of the Muslim Students Association. Shaykh Mohammed Mana has been active at various national conferences, Islamic centers in the Southern California area, and leads taraweeh prayers during Ramadaan at IIOC.
Shaykh Mohammed completed the memorization of the Quran and after receiving a scholarship, he completed his Undergraduate degree at the Islamic University of Madinah in the Faculty of Qur’anic Sciences. He enjoys spending his summer break in Southern California with his family and is active in teaching Quran and other Islamic sciences in the community.
Shaykh Mohammed Mana is the first American to graduate with a Bachelor’s from the Faculty of Quranic Sciences, Islamic University of Madinah. Born in Hollywood and raised in Long Beach, he embodies a unique balance of traditional and contemporary upbringing.
As a young Muslim raised in America, Shaykh Mohammed is in a unique position to understand today’s Western youth, their struggles and pressures. He received his schooling and early Islamic education at home under the guidance of his parents, mainly his mother. He completed the memorization of the Quran in his late teens while majoring in Business Economics at California State University Long Beach. He also served on the MSA board, volunteering for local and national organizations.
When asked about the highlight of his time in Madinah, Shaykh Mohammed answered, “being in the presence of various scholars and teachers, benefitting tremendously from their knowledge and mentorship, adding diversity and depth to my experience.”
Shaykh Mohammed is also an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying his life in California in the company of family and friends. He’s been active in the local Islamic Institute of Orange County for many years leading Tarawih, delivering sermons and lectures, and teaching various classes. His primary goal is to connect Muslims with the Quran and revive its relevance in our lives today.