Faheed Ali Muwwakkil is the Amir “Leader” and founder of Masjid Ash-Shura, the first Masjid (Islamic House of Worship) built up from the ground in the state of Georgia by indigenous African American Muslims. He completed this historical feat in 2003.
Also, in 2003 under his dynamic and visionary leadership he established and built the first and only Islamic burial ground in the city of Atlanta. “Salaam Memorial Cemetery” located on the spacious grounds of Masjid Ash-Shura. Also, he established the Lady Khadijah Award. This award in its 14th year honors the great community work performed by Muslim Women.
Amir Muwwakkil relentless endorses and practices “Dawah” which literally means the propagation of the Islamic faith. His propagation efforts have led to a more clear understanding and the clearing up of misconceptions of the Islamic faith in the metro
Amir Muwwakkil served honorable in the US Army with a tour of duty in Viet Nam in 1971. He is a service connected disable veteran and a member of the American Legion and Disable Veterans of America. He was selected to Who’s Who in Black Atlanta in 2005 and again in its tenth anniversary edition in 2008. He retired from the United States Postal service after more than 37 years in 2007. While employed by the U.S. Postal Service he held several management positions. He has received numerous humanitarian and leadership awards. Amir Faheed Ali Muwwakkil was born and finished high school in Columbus, Georgia. He is married to Naima Khllaoui from Rabat Morocco. He is the proud father of six sons and one daughter.