Imam M.A. Azeez
Senior Imam

Imam Azeez

Imam M. A. Azeez is the Co-Founder and Senior Imam of the Tarbiya Institute in California. He possesses a diverse background in medicine, social sciences, and Islamic theology. With a demonstrated history working with religious institutions, he excels in nonprofit organizational management, fundraising, recruitment, event planning, and coaching - executed with the utmost professionalism and a special focus on youth work. Imam Azeez is trained in both the religious and secular sciences, being a physician and a social scientist by education, and a religious scholar and an Imam by traditional training. With 15 years of experience, Imam M.A. Azeez has honed his eloquence as an orator who seamlessly blends modern approaches with traditional authenticity with a niche in propounding a philosophically sound Islamic ethos whereby modern challenges are addressed through an authentic Islamic lens. He authored multiple books and a variety of articles and essays on a multitude of subjects. He is also admired for his captivating recitation of the Quran, deeply appreciated by California Muslims. Imam Azeez’s educational background includes Alma Matars: Ohio State University and the University of Chicago. Imam Azeez resides in Northern California with his family.