The Imam

Imam Yusuf Memon

Imam Yusuf, who smilingly likes to be called “Brother Yusuf,” was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, where he attended an Islamic school that taught him theology, translations, the meaning of scriptures and their appropriate context. He completed Tahfeedh Al-Qur’an in 2002 at a young age and then begin pursuing a 7-year intensive Masters in Islamic Studies course which he completed in 2009. Later in 2013, he completed his Associates in Business, following which he embarked upon his journey as an Imam.

Prior to joining MACA, he had served as Resident Scholar at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton serving the Southwest Florida community. Prior to that he worked as an Imam at the Islamic Center of Lakeland in Florida. He also pursued studying in secular studies. He spent his efforts and learned Classical Arabic — the language of the Quran. He began teaching Arabic online. He also taught fundamentals to young children which include Qur’an, Ahadeeth, Fiqh and Islamic Studies.

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Yusuf Memon, the Imam for the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton. The center will host a their second annual International Food and Crafts Festival today.   STAFF PHOTO / NICK ADAMS

You may see a constant smile on his face just ready to laugh. Young at heart and age, he made many friends and his efforts have drawn wide acclaim. He remains active on various activities which includes leading daily & Jummah Salah, weekly and weekend programs, counseling sessions, performing weddings, funerals, etc.

He also has been vocal and active with inter-faith programs to bring in harmony and also been a Chaplain at the local prison. When you see him around in the Masjid, do introduce yourself to him to help him know you and which also helps him become more familiar with our community.