With deep sadness we mourn the passing away of Dr Jamal Barzinji, a pioneer, mentor and pillar of ADAMS and our community.
We appreciate all that Dr. Barzinji and his family has done for The All Dulles Area Muslim Society(ADAMS), Washington DC Area Community, Interfaith Harmony and PEACE around the world.
Dr. Jamal Barzinji served as President of the Muslim Students Association (1972), founding general manager of North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) (1973), chair of MSA’s Planning and Organization Committee, member of Islamic Society of North America(ISNA) Majlis Al-Shura(Board),
Dr. Barzinji was a founding member, a Trustee and Vice President for Research & Publications of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). He had over forty years of progressive experience in development and leadership of diverse organizations (business, educational, think-tanks, political and charitable), such as Mar-Jac Poultry, Safa Trust, Amana Mutual Funds, SAAR Foundation, Bank Islam Malaysia, Dean of School of Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Social Sciences of International Islamic University Malaysia and North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). He was a founding member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS), and the Association of Muslim Scientists & Engineers (AMSE).
Dr. Barzinji served as advisor and consultant to various educational, charitable and professional organizations. He delivered numerous lectures and wrote articles on various topics on Islamic Thought, Banking, Islamic Movements, Current Affairs, Education and Islamic Presence in the U.S. and Europe.
Dr. Barzinji had a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, with a minor in Management from Louisiana State University, U.S.A. (1974), and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering & Fuel Technology from the University of Sheffield, England (1962).