Mohammad Ahmad Hasan Qatanani

Mohammad Ahmad Hasan Qatanani

Mohammad Ahmad Hasan Qatanani is the Imam of one of the largest mosques in New Jersey called the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) in Paterson.   He attended the College of Amman, located in Jordan and received his bachelors in Islamic Law in 1985.  He later earned his PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence from the Jordanian University in 1996.

Qatanani worked as an Imam for several different mosques in Amman, Jordan and in 1996 he migrated to the United States where he became the Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) in Paterson, NJ, the second largest Muslim community in the United States.  He is a Member of the Fiqh Council of North America and has given lectures at the Islamic American University, a subsidiary of the Muslim American Society (MAS). 

Through his work, Qatanani has paved the way in New Jersey for common interfaith dialogue between different religions. He has spoken at more than 100 churches and synagogues across New Jersey.  These progressive actions and his life experience made him a perfect candidate to be named a 2010 Heninburg Civic Fellow through Rutgers-Newark in order to address the most important legal issues faced by immigrants in New Jersey.