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Demand for US-Born Imams Up as Mosques Struggle to Retain New Generation of American Muslims

posted on September 23, 2013

The Washington Post discusses the growing demand for imams born in the United States to connect with a younger generation of Muslims growing up in America. Timur Yuskaev, director of the Islamic chaplaincy program at Hartford Seminary, said, “The demand for American-born imams is an articulation of something much deeper. It’s a realization that assimilation is happening and it’s going to happen. Now, how do we control it, how do we channel it? These congregations, if they do not provide the services that the congregants expect, then they will not survive.”

Read at The Washington Post