About Us

The Foundation Khadimou Rassoul North America (FKRNA) is a Washington D.C. based 501 (c) 3 Not-For-Profit organization incorporated on September 18, 1996.  FKRNA is non-political and does not have any ethnical affiliations. It brings together Muslims in the Washington DC metropolitan area and people of other faiths, to provide an understanding of Islam thru Muridism by way of outreach, social services, and education. FKRNA sprung out of the traditions of a Dahira. In its generic definition, the Dahira is a place of education and worship. The Dahira could be seen as the equivalent of a non-formal educational structure drawing from society at large for the betterment of its constituency. As people travel and are exposed to various environments, the Dahira has always served as a powerful tool of social integration consisting among other functions of grounding each and every one to higher standard values, visions, and daily commitment to the community


Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacke commonly known as Amadou Bamba was a Sufi leader who founded the Mouridiyya. In Arabic he is known as Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Habīb Allah, or Khadimu Rassul, "Servant of the Prophet". In the Wolof language he is called Serigne Touba, "Holy Man of Touba". 
Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba was born in year 1271 (A.H.), that is in 1853 in the village of Mbacké in the Kingdom of Baol. Founded by his grandfather, Baol carries the name of the family Mbacké whose widely-known sanctity earned them respect throughout that region. Men of high Islamic culture and a strict obedience made the village of Mbacké an academic center and a spiritual capital. The Sheikh’s father, Mohammed MBACKE, namely Mame Momar Anta Saly, was an eminent jury’s consultant who taught the Quran and the religious sciences. His mother, Mariama Bousso, thanks to her loyalty, her virtue and her piety, had the privilege to answer in the name of “Jâratu-l-lâh “(Neighbor of GOD)


The Foundation Khadimou Rassoul North America FKRNA extends the objectives of the Al Azar Institute in the propagation of Islamic culture through   education by creating Islamic Institutes, organizing cultural events and publishing a magazine and periodicals. The Foundation Khadimou Rassoul North America's main goal is to provide logistic, financial and technical assistance to Al Azar Institute in carrying its noble mission.The overall mission is to strengthen authentic faith in Muslims and provide them with a good education, emphasizing Islamic Culture, so that they withstand devastating currents of thoughts; To effectively contribute to the fight against illiteracy, juvenile crime and unemployment. These noble objectives can be achieved only through good education programs and the propagation of Islamic culture. Sheik Mourtada Mbacke in the early 1950s founded Al Azar Institute to carry forward the wish of the Venerated Sheik Ahmadou Bamba Mbacke who showed tremendous interest in instruction and education of the Muslims. He quoted to youngsters: “WHOEVER PROHIBITS YOU FROM LEARNING IS A MISGUIDED PERSON AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF SATAN.”




Dahira every Thursday and Sunday evening.
Thursday 7PM to 11PM  
Qur'an Reading
Sunday 9AM to 2PM
Khassida and Dourouss by the FKRNA Kurel
Sunday 7


Foundation Khadimou Rassoul North America
7000 96th AveLanham, MD 20706
Phone: (301) 577-0100 
Fax: (301) 459-7257
Email: contact@fkrna.org



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