Dr. Mohammad Qatanani has been the Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County in New Jersey since 1996, one of the largest Islamic centers on the east coast. Dr. Qatanani received a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Legislation and Jurisprudence from the Jordanian University – College of Islamic Law in 1985. He received a Masters degree in Islamic Jurisprudence from the Jordanian University in 1989 with a thesis paper regarding “the effect of differences throughout time on the change of rulings," and received a Ph.D. in Islamic Jurisprudence from the Jordanian University in 1996 with a thesis called “Justice and its implementation in Islamic Jurisprudence.” Dr. Qatanani is a Member of the Fiqh Council of North America, founder of Imams Council of Tri-State Area. (NJ, NY, PA, CT), President of the Islamic Education Foundation of NJ (2004-2005) and Professor in the Islamic American University. Dr. Qatanani is a Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Montclair State University of NJ, and is recognized to be among the top teachers in America by “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.” Dr. Qatanani received the award for “Ambassador for Peace” by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace. He is a member of several interfaith outreach and dialogue organizations and founder of “Muslim-Christian Dialogue of NJ." Completed numerous researches and studies, and published several books on the Jurisprudence of Minorities, outreach and interfaith, marriage, family, muslim character, and Quranic Tajweed. Dr. Qatanani has also participated in hundreds of Islamic conventions, seminars & courses.