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Taha Hassane

Imam Taha Hassane is currently serving as the Imam/Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego. He joined ICSD in September 2004 from the Colorado Muslim Youth Foundation where he served as a youth instructor.

Imam Taha graduated from the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Algiers, Algeria, and served as a high school teacher and Imam in Ténès, Algeria, for ten years before coming to the United States. Imam Taha also holds a Master Degree of Theology in Islamic Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana.

In addition to his regular duties at ICSD, Imam Taha is a:

  • Preacher & lecturer at different Islamic Centers, schools, colleges, and Churches around the US and abroad
  • Religious adviser of the Muslim Students Association at University of California, San Diego
  • Board member of the Interfaith Worker Justice, based in Chicago, IL
  • Member of the National Catholic-Muslim dialogue
  • Board member of the Interfaith Shelter Network
  • Co-Chair of the Interfaith Justice Coalition of San Diego
  • Member of the Arab-American Advisory Board of the San Diego Police Department
  • Member of the Interfaith Advisory Board of the San Diego District Attorney Office
  • Volunteer Chaplain at San Diego Prisons & Hospitals

Recipient of several awards:

  • 2010 Voices of Justice Award by the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice
  • 2011 Community Leadership & Social Justice Advocacy Award by CAIR San Diego
  • 2014 Outstanding Contribution Award by the Indian-American Muslim Council
  • 2015 A Major Peacemaker Award in San Diego by the Rotary Club of La Jolla
  • 2015 Spirit Award by the Somali Family Services
  • 2016 Spirit Of Service Award by the Interfaith Shelter Network
  • 2017 The Sultan & The Saint Peace Award by the Unity Productions Foundation
  • 2018 Islamic Shura Council of Southern California Change Maker Award
  • 2018 KPBS & National Conflict Resolution Center Community Hero For Civility In Politics Award

Also recipient of Certificate of Recognition from:

  • California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzales
  • California Assemblymember Shirley Weber
  • San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald
  • City of San Diego Human Relations Commission

Abdeljalil Mezgouri

Shaykh Abdeljalil Mezgouri is Imam and Director of religious activities and outreach (dawaah).