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Imaam Tariq Abdur-Rashid is currently a Forensic Peer Specialist Mentor and Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator. He has also obtained Certificates in Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist/Addictive Disease, Trauma Informed Care Facilitator, Wellness Health Action Planner as well as being a graduate from Respect Institute in Decatur, GA. 


Imaam Tariq is a compassionate peer supporter and advocate. His input has been invaluable as he has sat on many important panels, including Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Expert Panel, Peer Support in Criminal Justice Settings in Rockville, Maryland and the MHPEI Summit at FBI Atlanta headquarters. He has served as a Case Manager at Hope Atlanta, servicing the homeless population and volunteered at the Fulton County Correctional Facility. 


Imaam Tariq is a passionate community activist and motivational speaker. He has been a Spiritual leader (Imaam) of several communities including Atlanta, GA, Valdosta, GA, Philadelphia, PA, and in his hometown Brooklyn, New York. He teaches weekly webinar classes on Islamic Studies with emphasis on Purification of the Heart, Soul and Intellect. 

Abdur Rashid is a Khateeb (religious speaker) at Masjid Al Kauthar in Wilmington, DE and he is frequently a guest Khateeb at Masjids in New York City and Philadelphia. He has been a guest speaker at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Thomasville, GA for an interfaith dialogue to build a diverse unified community. Imaam Tariq is an avid student of political science, psychology, and Islamic studies. He dedicated years of focused study to the works written on purification of the heart. He offers a variety of counseling services for individuals, couples and families such as grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, marriage, divorce, stress management, PTSD, personal and spiritual development and peer mentoring. Imaam Tariq has given lectures internationally. His travels include University of Leeds in England, University of Trinidad and Tobago, and University of Sidney in Australia. He has dedicated his life to serving the community, not just the Islamic Community but any place where there is a need with special attention to the underserved.

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