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Shaykh Omar Hedroug

Shaykh Omar Hedroug was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and raised in Chicago. He attended The Islamic Foundation School in Villa Park and then graduated from Benedictine University on a Pre-Med track. While in high school and college, Shaykh Omar had the opportunity to study the Islamic sciences under various local scholars. Shaykh Omar was accepted as a scholarship student at the Islamic University of Madinah. He completed an Associates Degree in the Arabic language and a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Shariah, graduating with the highest honors from the faculty of Islamic Law. While in Madinah, he also attended classes at the Prophet’s mosque studying the various Islamic sciences. He currently serves as the educational director at Islamic Center of Naperville.

Shaykh Dr. Rizwan Ali

Shaykh Dr. Rizwan Ali is currently the Imam and Religious Director of the Islamic Center of Naperville. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University in Social Sciences and a minor in Secondary Education. He completed his master’s degree from Saint Xavier University in Curriculum and Instruction. He completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Creighton University. He completed his Islamic Studies degree from Al Azhar University in Cairo. He works very closely with the youth at CPSA as an Islamic Studies Teacher for boys from 7th – 12th grade, and Head of the Arabic and Islamic Studies Department. He also is an instructor at Mishkah University and part of the Academic Committee.