Dr. Sheikh Farok Alsamarai


Sheikh Farok Alsamarai is the Grand Imam of Masjid Al-Israa and the Co-founder and President of the Islamic University of Minnesota.


Name Farok Abdel Majid Hamod (Alsamarai)
Date of Birth July 21, 1957
Place of Birth Samaraa (Iraq)
Education PhD in Da’awa and Education from the Islamic University in Al-Medina, Saudi Arabia
Work Triumphs
  • Nine years as Chairman of the Department of Religion Fundamentals and President of the Department of Higher Islamic Education at Al-Yarmook University, Jordan.
  • Twelve years of teaching higher Islamic education subjects in several Islamic Universities within United States
  • Reviewed and supervised more than sixty PhD and MS Dissertations.
  • Co-founder and President of the Islamic University of Minnesota, and the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of Minnesota.
  • Author of over five books and over ten research papers related to Islamic Education and Thinking.


Awards Received the Medal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the excellence charity works that was granted by King Hussein Bin Talal (King of the Kingdom of Jordan) in 1997.



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