About Keller Islamic Center

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

The Keller Islamic Center (KIC) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) place of worship for Sunni Muslims, dedicated to worship, education, and community service. Established in 2012, KIC serves the people living in Keller, northern Fort Worth, Haslet, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake and surrounding areas. KIC is open to visits from people of all faiths. We observe the five daily Prayers, Jumuah prayer, Eid prayers, and Taraweeh during Ramadan.

Leadership: KIC’s Management Team, currently consisting of a 7-member Board of Trustees, is governed by its Constitution, based on the Quran and Sunnah. KIC encourages members of the community to become Members of the organization to participate in its affairs and activities and assist the Management Team. Members also vote in the selection of a new Management Team every two years.

 ELECTIONS IN 2020 HAVE BEEN DELAYED DUE TO CoVID-19 AND WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021

Our Philosophy

Quran – The Book

Quran is the Book and Words of Allah that guides people to the straight path and give glad tidings to the believers that they will have great rewards

Islamic Knowledge

Islam is a spiritual and logical religion which deals with minds and hearts and that means that it is a complete religion and it achieves two main purposes the first is inner peace and the second is persuasion.

Muslim Community

Muslims are one hand and one body, if one hurts, other Muslims suffer for him/her
Narrated An-Numan bin Bashir:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “You see the believers as regards their being merciful among themselves and showing love among themselves and being kind, resembling one body, so that, if any part of the body is not well then the whole body shares the sleeplessness (insomnia) and fever with it.”

Help the Poor

The Philosophy of Islam is based upon the brotherhood of the community and helping others, so whoever has money, should give to those who do not and that is our Islam.

The Spirituality

As Islam encourages us to feed the poor, it urges us to feed our soul, that is to promote our manners, and to elevate our hearts and attributes to the highest position to be unique in the societies. Care about your Spiritual manners to be one of the good brothers.

Find Your Inner Peace

In a world where our daily demands result in distress, depression, and other ailments, Islam provides the inner peace that can come only from the five daily prayers, relationship with Allah, and giving to the poor.

Current Management Team 2021-2023

The Board of Trustees (Management Team), elected on June 13, 2021, is comprised of the following 7 members:

  1. Integrator/President – Br. Khalil Rob
  2. Vice President – Br. Shafiq Islam
  3. Board Secretary – Br. Mohammad Haq
  4. Board Member – Br. Mohamed Gias Uddin
  5. Board Member – Br. Amirul Islam
  6. Board Member – Br. Najam Malik
  7. Board Member – Br. Shahriar Rahman 
Apart from these members, the Board plans to lean on the following for specific advice and support:
  1. Ambassador at Large (Corporate) – Br. Ahsan Riffatullah 
  2. Ambassador at Large (Medical) – Dr. Sharif Eusufzai 
  3. Ambassador at Large (Goodwill) – TBD 
  4. Ambassador at Large (Women’s Affairs) – TBD 

Previous Management Team 2018 -2021

The Board of Trustees (Management Team), elected on November 30, 2018, is comprised of the following members:

Br. Shahriar Rahman ( President )
Br. Amirul Islam (Vice President)
Br. Farrukh Azim
Br. Ferdaus Talukdar
Br. Gias Uddin
Br. Usman Zia
Br. Nasrul Hossain

The Board is supported by other active community members and volunteers, may Allah reward them all and accept our good deeds.

Our Current Imams

Mufti Mohammad Moaz Hussain leads the Salatul Fajr, Monday thru Friday, at the Keller Islamic Center. During the holy month of Ramadan, Mufti Moaz is also leading Salatu Al-maghrib, Ishaa and Salatul al-Tarweeh

Mufti Moaz completed Hifzul Qurān in his childhood under the guidance of well-qualified Qaris. He pursued 10 years of studying the depth of Qurānic science & Ahadeeth, and graduated from the Daurah Hadeeth in 2015 from Jamiah Shariyyah Malibagh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a renowned Islamic institute of higher education.

He then attended Dārul Uloom Deoband, the largest Islamic university in the Sub-continent in Uttar Pradesh, India. Here he completed the Daurah Hadeeth a second time. Thereafter, he did a 2-year specialization in Islamic Jurisprudence & Ifta’ from Jamiah Shariyyah Malibagh.

Currently, Mufti Moaz is a teacher in Dārul Hikmah in Irving, TX. MashaAllah he is fluent in Bangla, Arabic, Urdu, and English.

Sheikh Gyasi McKinzie leads our Isha salah every night as well as the Salatul Jum’aa every week. During the holy month of Ramadan, the Sheikh is leading Fajr, and also providing short speeches in between Tarweeh Prayers. Many of you already know and love the gentle and ever-smiling Sheikh, mashaAllah. He holds a Bachelors’s degree in Islamic Theology, Theology, Islamic Education & Dawah from the Islamic University of Medinah, and a Master of Theological Studies in Christian and Islamic Theology from Vanderbilt University. Sheikh Gyasi will serve as our interim Imam and provide religious leadership and guidance to KIC worshippers until we have found a permanent Imam for our Masjid, insha’Allah.

Our Previous Imam

Imam Rafi Hasan had been with the Keller Islamic Center since 2013 to 2020. He led the daily prayers, Jumuah Khutbah and prayers, Taraweeh prayers, and Eid prayers.

Hafiz Rafi completed the memorization of the Glorious Quran at the age of 15 and had been leading the Taraweeh prayers consecutively since then in different Masajid in India and in the United States. He is a Software Engineer by profession and works in the IT industry. He has earned diploma courses in Fiqh, Quranic Arabic, Meeras (Studies of Inheritance), Hadith, Tafseer-of-Qur’an, and Comparative Religion to name a few, and regularly updates himself by learning under the guardianship of Muftis and Shuyookh, online and in-person.