Tariq Najee-ullah is a religious scientist who examines core religious principles of the three Abrahamic Faiths and uses them to address real-life challenges in faith, family, community and society. Tariq has a strong STEM science background with a Mathematics degree from Morehouse College, and an Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. This scientific background characterizes Tariq’s approach in searching for faith-based applications to life’s challenges.
A natural leader, Tariq has spent the majority of his life actively engaged in the establishment of Islamic communities, having worked with various Muslim Students Associations, and assisted in developing community life. He served in leadership positions in Muslim communities in Atlanta, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, and was the Interim Resident Imam of Washington DC’s oldest masjid, Masjid Muhammad.
Tariq is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Islam and Muslim-Christian relations at Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He is researching Islam in America focusing on the scholarship of late Muslim American visionary leader, Imam Warith Deen Mohammed. He has completed a graduate certificate in Muslim-Christian Studies from the Washington Theological Consortium/Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences. He also has a degree in Arabic, Islamic Sciences and Islamic Shariah from Shaykh Ahmad Kuftaro’s Abu Nour Institute in Damascus, Syria.
Tariq is a 2014 alum of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and is the founder of the interfaith education and dawah organization, DC Musliman. This platform will bring people together of various faiths to solve social challenges. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife, Muslimah ‘Ali Najee-ullah Ph.D., and daughters, Tanzeelah and Yusriyyah.