Ibrahim Mahmoud Shalaby

Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Inna lillahi wa inna illaihi rajeoon
“Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.”
Dear Community,
Dr. Ibrahim Mahmoud Shalaby, father of Gila Rana and father-in-law of Dr. Sohail Rana, both MCC members, made his transition to the next life on August 31, 2014, at the age of 90 years.


He was a distinguished Islamic and Arabic language scholar and a teacher. He served as a graduate professor in African Studies at Howard University for 20 years and was Co-Director of the Islamic Center in Washington D.C. He taught Quranic Arabic at the MCC for several years as well.


A humanitarian and a loving family man, he leaves behind his wife Nadia, 7 children and 9 grandchildren.
His Janaza prayer will be observed at MCC on Wednesday September 3, 2014 following the 1:30 PM Dhuhr prayer.


He will be laid down at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in the Islamic Garden: 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD 20722.

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