Imam Rafiq Mahdi

Imam Rafiq
Imam Rafiq Mahdi is a native of Knoxville and the director of the East Side Musallah (ESM), a space designated to serve the needs of the community on the east side of Knoxville. He completed his Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Islamic University of Madinah. Since coming back to the United States, Imam Rafiq has served as imam at different institutions before returning home to Knoxville to direct the ESM, deliver sermons, teach classes, counsel, and much more. Imam Rafiq also serves as the Director of Community Development at ICNA Relief.