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Meet Our Chaplain: Imam Hassan Amin

posted Jun 18, 2012, 11:20 PM by Jhu Msa   [ updated Jun 18, 2012, 11:20 PM ]
Imam Hassan A. Amin, our Imam here at the Homewood Campus, has also served as Imam at As-Saffat, Masjid Ul-Haqq and Masjid Us-Salaam. A community activist, his work includes aiding the homeless and domestic violence victims, and providing disaster relief.

Imam Hassan completed his undergraduate studies at Temple University, receiving a B.A. in Social Sciences. Imam Hassan went on to receive his Master in Social work with a concentration in Families and Children from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2000. Now an instructor at Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore City, his courses include Sociology, Urban Psychology, and Community Organization, and more.

He has been studying Islam for over 30 years, here in the United States and abroad. Imam Hassan is currently an Islamic Master degree student at American Open University. Since 2003, he served as Islamic Chaplain at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, providing spiritual care and training health professionals about treating for Muslim patients. Imam Hassan is the Executive Director for the Muslim Social Services Agency Inc., a board member of MercyUSA, and a Founding Board member of Muslimah Al-Nisaa.  He has received several grants and fellowships for his community work, spoke as a panelist in many presentations and has work published. He was awarded the Baltimore City’s Mayor’s Citation in 2002 and 2006 and Proclamation in 2004.

Aside from the remarkable things he does as part of his profession, Imam Hassan is extraordinary in many dimensions. He is a skilled martial artist. In fact, he was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2004. Plus, he drives a motorcycle! With a great sense of humor, Imam Hassan naturally connects to others. A very understanding person and great advisor, Imam Hassan never fails to make the students at Hopkins smile.

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