Shaikh Mokhtar Maghraoui is originally from Algeria and is thoroughly versed in the Islamic sciences. He holds a doctorate joined between the fields of physics and engineering from Syracuse University. His expertise includes the disciplines of Tazkiyah and Fiqh, and he is best known for his enlightening retreats and seminars empowering Muslims on their spiritual quest. Shaikh Maghraoui is also an active participant of interfaith trialog with the Jewish and Christian communities in the Capital district of New York State. He is currently a resident scholar and an Imam with the Muslim Community of Troy.