Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
On behalf of Colorado Muslim Society, the Shura Board and our entire community, I am honored and pleased to announce our new full time Imam. Please help me welcome Doctor Sameh Asal as he is set to join CMS. A PhD graduate from the prestigious and iconic Al-Azhar University, Doctor Asal brings with him more than two decades of experience as an Imam, solid leadership and amazing character that is admired by many. His experience and expertise in leading a diverse community is both rich and unique, which is exactly what we need here at CMS.
In addition to a very good fluency in English, being a Quran reciter and memorizer, Doctor Asal is very highly educated and extremely articulate in the Arabic language. He has learned its rules and grammar and mastered its literature from the best source, the highly esteemed, respected and historic Al-Azhar institute in Egypt. I won’t be able to do justice describing all the achievements and accomplishments that Doctor Asal has been blessed with in this journey. May Allah Taala accept them all. Ameen!
It is my sincere hope that, Doctor Asal will be an embodiment of what an Imam and a scholar should be, always eager to learn and readily able to write, orate, teach and pleasantly debate whenever there is an opportunity to represent our great faith. We ask Allah Taala to bless Doctor Asal and his family. May Allah Taala bless CMS and our entire community and take this institution from strength to strength. Ameen!
Sincerely, Ibrahim Hirbo. CMS Acting-President.
Announcement on the official letterhead can be found here