Green Festival Speakers

Imam Abdul-Malik

Imam Johari AbdulMalik serves as the director of Community Outreach for the Dar AlHijrah Islamic Center. He was the first Muslim Chaplain installed at Howard University, former chair of Government Relations for the Muslim Alliance in North America [MANA] and the founding President of the Muslim Society of Washington, DC Inc.

Known nationally for his fundraising efforts for masjids, schools and relief organizations, AbdulMalik is also a founding member of the Muslim Advocacy Commission of Washington, D.C. and Muslim Men Against Domestic Violence [MMADV]; he edited What Islam Says About Domestic Violence.

AbdulMalik, along with Rev. Graylan Hagler, started the Ramadan FeedtheNeedy Interfaith Program in DC; the program fed over 100 hundred homeless women of all faiths nightly during the fasting period of Ramadan.

As a community activist and organizer, AbdulMalik is a leader in Northern Virginia on environmental issues. His band Black Oasis opened for greats such as Tito Puente, Pharaoh Saunders and Sun Ra. He is presently working with the PreDisaster Recovery Plan Working Group in Fairfax County, the Virginia Complete Count Committee, the Virginian New Majority, the DC GAPS Advisory Board, Faces of Our Children, and the Sickle Cell Foundation. (73)