Imam Faheem Shuaibe has been the Resident Imam of Masjidul Waritheen in Oakland, California for 34 years. He has been married to Yolanda Mahasin Shuaibe for 45 years. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Imam Faheem is a lifelong student of Imam W. Deen Mohammed (ra). He is the founder of M.A.R.I.A.M. (Muslim American Research Institute Advocating Marriage) and The Sacred Life Project (A public language codification project focused on the language, logic and legacy of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed (ra)). Along with other African American scholars (e.g., Asa Hilliard, Iyanla Van Zant, Dr. Na’im Akbar, et. al.) Imam Faheem Shuaibe has been inducted into the African American Intellectual Royal Family by the Institute for the Advance Study of Black Family Life and Culture.
Imam Shuaibe addresses diverse audiences across the country (from Yale University and UC Berkeley students, to companies such as AT&T and Novartis) lecturing, advising, and consulting on a wide range of topics (religion, world politics, human relationships and societal evolution).
Imam Shuaibe works with religious organizations of all faiths. He is a former board member of ING an international interfaith education organization. His comments on contemporary issues are often cited by the Muslim Journal, The Wall Street Journal, the Oakland Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, USA Today, The Christian
Science Monitor and other publications. Imam Shuaibe was a major consultant to several recent award
winning PBS film projects on Islam in America. Imam Shuaibe has been part of several distinguished delegations that have taken him around the globe on various educational, religious, interfaith, and peace missions.
He has been a delegate to Saudi Arabia, Italy, Sudan, Malaysia, Egypt, The British Isles and the Caribbean. He has received honorary recognition through proclamations and the Key to the City in several municipalities across the country, as well as the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Notable Citizen Award. Imam Shuaibe is founding member of an “A list” of intellectuals, professionals, religious leaders and career diplomats on the “Abraham Family Reunion Project” a national interfaith project.
He is an “Entreprenuer” and many of his lectures, ta’leems, and teaching broadcasts can be found on blogtalk radio and on his site www.aclearunderstanding.institute