Message from Imam Daud Haqq
It is indeed a great please to official welcome you to the NEW NIA Masjid & Community Center. Almighty Allah has been most gracious to our community in causing it to grow and blossom into the beacon of light that it has become. Our dynamic community has much to offer with our community outreach services, educational programs, and recreational activities. We thank Him for blessing us with this new facility, whereby we can continue to flourish and be a greater benefit to our neighbors and the overall society. We look forward to having you at our events and programs and working with you as we strive to elevate the City of Newark and its people.
Imam Daud Haqq, originally from Barbados, received his Islamic background at the University of Madinah, earning a diploma in the Arabic Language. He has actively participated in many Islamic leadership seminars including “Parenting Skill for Effective Child Development” at the University of Bahamas and many other family and youth developmental programs. He’s been an acting Imaam, educator, and advisor in many Muslim communities around the Caribbean including: Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and the Bahamas.
From 1988 to 1997, Imam Daud Haqq has volunteered at various universities including: Ceril Potters Teachers College in Guyana, University of the West Indies in Barbados, the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute, and The Boys Industrial School in Bahamas, where he lectured on subjects as Comparative Religion, Comparative Law, and Self-Awareness & Human Development.
Imam Daud Haqq currently resides in Newark, New Jersey where he stands as the Imaam of the NIA Masjid & Community Center, President of Muslim Outreach for Anti-Violence (MOAV), and an active member of numerous social groups including: the Tri-State Imaam’s Council, Newark Imams’ Council, and Muslim Community Leadership Coalition. Today, he is a well-known motivational speaker and Family & Marriage counselor.