I’ve served in several different positions, I was a court officer, I was a Corrections Officer, and a New York City Police Officer because I’m originally from New York.
Imam Ansari was not born into the Muslim faith.
I was 18 years old when I finally learned about the religion of Islam. I was raised Catholic, but I embraced Islam in 1966. Since that point in time, it’s been a growth process.
Imam Ansari studied in Cairo, Egypt, learning the Arabic language and has made Hajj [pilgrimage to Mecca] twice.