Shaykh Mohammed Mana (AlMaghrib Instructor)
- Famous Quote: "What you don't see is always more than what you do."
- Most likely to say: "That's pretty intense dude!" and "You feel me?!"
- Known for: His natural ability to draw you into his captivating stories and keep you hooked. Also known for his quirky analogies, getting excited about hiking gear and tech gadgets, and scouting out the best eats in Southern California.
Shaykh Mohamed Mana is the first American to graduate with a Bachelor's from the Faculty of Quranic Sciences, Madinah University. Born in Hollywood and raised in Long Beach, he embodies a unique balance of traditional and contemporary upbringing.
As a young Muslim raised in America, Shaykh Mohamed is in a unique position to understand today's Western youth, their struggles and pressures. He received his schooling and early Islamic education at home under the guidance of his parents, mainly his mother. He completed the memorization of the Quran in his late teens while majoring in Business Economics at California State University Long Beach. He also served on the MSA board, volunteering for local and national organizations.
When asked about the highlight of his time in Madinah, Shaykh Mohamed answered, "being in the presence of various scholars and teachers, benefitting tremendously from their knowledge and mentorship, adding diversity and depth to my experience."
Shaykh Mohamed is also an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying his life in California in the company of family and friends. He's been active in the local Islamic Institute of Orange County for many years leading Tarawih, delivering sermons and lectures, and teaching various classes. His primary goal is to connect Muslims with the Quran and revive its relevance in our lives today.