About the Imam

Imam Abdur Rahman Bashir was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After hurricane Andrew, his family moved to Chalmette, Louisiana where he had already been enrolled in an Islamic school studying basic Quranic and Arabic sciences. Shortly after he transferred to the University of Islamic Sciences (Karachi Pakistan) then to the Institute of Islamic Education in the United Kingdom where he completed the rest of the eight year Islamic theology and jurisprudence course and graduated in the year 2000.

After being involved with the family business for a few years, he accepted the position of Imam at the Jefferson Muslim Association here in Metairie Louisiana.

Unfortunately in the aftermath of huricane Katrina, due to pressing family obligations he resigned to help support his family in their business.

After a six year hiatus, in June of 2012, Abdur Rahman Bashir became available after selling’s business and was reinstated as the Imam of the Jefferson Muslim Association.

In 2017, he moved to Allen,Texas serving the Islamic Association of Allen. The Imam is fluent in English, Urdu, and classical Arabic.
The Imam is happily married and is the father of two boys, Bilal and Jamal