Organic Imams Program Concepts
- The term organic is most fitting because it denotes a relationship between the parts of an entity to its whole.
- The Organic Imams: Rashad Scholarship has been established in order to encourage the development of qualified Islamic leadership for the greater Houston community.
- Islam has never become rooted in a particular land until that land began producing its own religious scholars.
- It's imperative that the leaders of a community, be from the community so that they understand the thinking, practices and needs of the people.
- The scholarship aims to fill the great void of a balanced Islamic discourse in the community by regularly sponsoring students of different backgrounds to immerse themselves in religious studies for a period of time and to subsequently return to serve their respective communities.