Biography of Muhammad Syamsi Ali, M.A.

Imam Shamsi Ali is currently the Imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York, which is the city’s largest mosque located in 96th street and 3rd AV Manhattan. He is Chairman of the Al-Hikmah Mosque in Astoria and the Director of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens.

Imam Ali serves as an Advisory Board member to numerous interfaith organizations, including the Tanenbaum Center and Federation for Middle East Peace. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Asean Muslim Federation of North America. Imam Ali also is a Board member for the Partnership of Faith in NY, and co-founder of the UNCC (Universal Clergy Coalition-International). Furthermore, he is also Assistant Director and a Board member of the Muslim Foundation of America, Inc., and Chairman of the annual Muslim Day Parade in NYC. He also serves as the Vice President of the Asian-American Coalition USA (AAC-USA) and its UN Representative.

Within the Indonesian Muslim community in North America, Imam Ali is a well known figure. He serves as an Advisory Board to major national Muslim organizations such as IMSA (Indonesian Muslim Society in America) and ICMI (Indonesian Muslim Intellectual Society in America).

Al-Hikmah Mosque - New York
Well known in the interfaith community, Imam Ali is a visible face of Islam. He has lectured in churches, synagogues and other institutions both nationally and worldwide. He was among a few religious leaders who had been invited to accompany the then President George W. Bush to visit Ground Zero days after September 11th, and represented his community during the Yankee Stadium Prayer for America event along side religious and government high ranking officials, including Former President Bill Clinton and then Senator Hillary Clinton.

Imam Ali had an opportunity to meet with variety of leaders, such as Former President G.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Pataki, Michel Bloomberg, as well President Bambang Yudhoyono of RI and former Presidents Prof. B.J Habibie and K.H. Abdurrahman.

Imam Ali participated in the International Conference of Imams and Rabbis for Peace in Seville Spain 2006 and the first National Summit of Imams and Rabbis of North America 2007. He represented the Muslim community at an interfaith discussion on Religions and Sustainable Development at the White House in 2007, and participated in the 2008 Transatlantic Interfaith Dialogue in Frankfurt, Germany.

Imam Ali was appointed "Ambassador for Peace" by the International Religious Federation in 2002, and a recipient of the 2008 ICLI Interfaith Award. In 2006, he was named one of seven most influential religious leaders in New York City by New York Magazine.

Last year, Imam Ali was awarded one of 100 recipients of the 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award. This prestigious non military gold medal is the highest recognition given to immigrants with tremendous contributions to the American society and the world and for him, it was due to his endless dedication in building bridges between religious communities. Furthermore, in 2009, Imam Ali was chosen as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in Jordan and Georgetown University.

A revered Qur'an scholar, who speaks fluent, beside his native Indonesian language, English Arabic and Urdu, Imam Ali obtained his BA in tafseer from the International Islamic University Islamabad-Pakistan in 1991; an MA in comparative Studies of Religions from the same university in 1994. He is a frequent speaker at the United Nations forums and a media guest contributor for ABC, PBS, BBC World, CNN, Fox News, National Geographic, al-Jazeera, the Hallmark Channel.

Imam Shamsi Ali is a native Indonesian, born and raised in Bulukumba, South Sulawesi, an area well known for its traditional wooden schooner called pinisi. He is 43 years old and currently resides in Jamaica, Queens, with wife Mutiah and five children.

8 komentar:

  1. I hope it was informative and helped you along your own culinary journey.
    There are so many great gift ideas for those people who
    enjoy baking, it makes gift buying a lot easier than it used to be.
    This birthday cake recipe will give you a 4-layer chocolate cake with whipped cream
    as a filling between the layers.

    Here is my site ... cricut cake accessories :: ::

  2. Cooking one-pot meals is the way to go when it comes to cold
    weather camping, so be sure to pack a cast iron dutch oven before you head out for your camping adventure.
    While extremely functional, backpacks of this nature are not what you should to take along for a
    camping trip which requires you to hold more items. A head light
    is one of the most essential camping gadgets during night for the convenience, if there is no power supply
    at the site of camping.

    Feel free to surf to my web blog: Suggested Web site

  3. No longer does a music lover need to bother about traveling out of
    range when a fantastic song comes on over the vehicle radio.
    Regular workshops ensure that the staff at PVM Radio subdivision
    is not only up to date with the latest technological
    innovations, but also ensures that the customers from diverse backgrounds are offered the
    best possible services to suit their tastes.
    But mostly BBC Radios 4 and 5 because, being speech orientated, they're more like what I do, so I can learn lots from them.

    Take a look at my website - radio nacional de espana radio 3

  4. When we choose to do the opposite of nothing, then we can do something to
    help others and make a difference. If you are unable to sign in
    to Game Center or are having problems staying connected:.

    Most video game testers reported that their salary falls between
    $15,000 and $55, 000 in a year.

    Here is my webpage ... Going Here **

  5. Enjoying the service of Odyssey - Streaming - Radio is so easy.
    They also apparently believe that their customers who like
    a particular song they hear on the radio, are likely to purchase that song,
    which could add to downloads from i - Tunes.
    What s more is that 2G phones can come in a tinier and slimmer package, even its batteries.

    My web-site - radio york travel line (

  6. If you just want to do a few cakes for right now you may be able to borrow
    most of the items or get cheaper versions of each tool. Later, during
    the Middle Ages, many guests would bring small cakes to the wedding celebration.
    Since the machines can also cut logos, letters and signs, the cake
    creator can later also decorate the.

    Check out my web-site; paola cake atelier ()

  7. No longer does a music lover need to bother about traveling out of range when a
    fantastic song comes on over the vehicle radio.
    It was an entertaining radio program that played the music people wanted to hear combined with his groovy upbeat personality.
    So, a custom direct application and route tracking can make it easier to you cut fuel cost, save visit time and
    wholesome delivery.

    My web page Science Fair Am Shortwave Radio Kit

  8. "Worked All Zones Award" is the same concept with time zones.
    Much of your best players marketplaces in the united
    states are supervised. What s more is that 2G phones can come in a tinier and slimmer package, even its batteries.

    Also visit my homepage: radio of car - -