He is one man but has done the work of many. Co-founder and Chairman of Journey of Faith, Shaykh Said Rageah is a distinguished Muslim Imaam and Scholar, dearly loved and celebrated for his substantial community service.
Powerhouse of knowledge, kindness and leadership, Shaykh Said Rageah is the esteemed Founder of Oasis magazine, Youth Hotline, Orphans Matter, Muslim Youth Camp, Muslim Student Loan Foundation and Muslim Basketball Association.
Born in Somalia and raised in Saudi Arabia, Shaykh Said earned his B.A in Islamic Studies and Masters in Shariâah from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Fairfax, Virginia. He studied under prominent Scholars like Shaykh Abdul Aziz Al Fowzan, Shaykh Yusuf Ashubaily, Shaykh AlKhudair, Shaykh Rashid Aladawni and Shaykh Fahad al Alhaoud. Before moving to Canada, Shaykh Said founded and served as Imaam of Masjid Aya in Maryland and established IQ Qurâan Institute.<br /><br />In Canada, he worked as a counselor at the University of Calgary and Muslim Chaplain in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Shaykh Said Rageah moved to Toronto where he is the Imaam of Abu Huraira Islamic Center, Instructor at Al-Maghrib Institute and Director of Ummah Times Magazine. He is married and has four daughters and two sons. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and playing basketball with his boys (students).