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Guest Khatib Imam Wazir Ali Friday March 25, 2011

About Imam Wazir Ali, M.S., R.D., C.S.R, L.D.

Imam Wazir Ali is the Resident Imam of Masjid Warithud-Deen Mohammed , Masjid Al-Qur’an Houston and is the director of Mercy Community Center.  Born to Imam Otis Kaleem Ali and Sister Marlene Ali, Imam Ali has actively participated in Islamic communities for his entire lifetime and has been active in the Houston Islamic community for the last 18 years.  After moving to Houston in 1992, Imam Ali spent 7 years under the mentorship of the distinguished Imam Qasim Ahmed.  During his mentorship program Imam Ali was trained intensively in the areas of Qur’anic Arabic, Qur’anic sciences, scriptural studies, Islamic history, leadership development and Masjid administration.  Imam Ali is a lifelong student and supporter of the leadership of Imam Warithud-Deen Mohammad (may Allah bestow mercy on him). 

Imam Ali co-translated and published selections from Abdur-Rahman Al-Kamali’s “Khutbahs Through the Ages” in a book titled “Selected Khutbah Introductions.” Imam Ali aided in the research and development of “Birth of the Arabic Verb”, “Form and Structure of the Qur’an” and “Imam Qasim Ahmed’s You Can Learn Qur’anic Arabic” correspondence course.

Imam Ali, an entrepreneur, kinesiologist, board certified specialist in renal nutrition and a registered dietitian, founded Community Nutrition Outreach Services (CNOS) in 1998.  Based in Houston, CNOS is a nutrition consulting firm that provides a wide range of nutrition and wellness consulting.  Imam Ali specializes in renal, pediatric and geriatric nutrition.  Imam Ali is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and holds a Master’s degree from University of Texas PA in Kinesiology, a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston.  Imam Wazir is married to Dr. Najiybah Parker and is the loving father of 6 children.

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