In the Name of Allโh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki is a Muslim scholar who was born in New Mexico.His parents are from Yemen, where he lived for eleven years and received the early part of his Islamic education. Imam Anwar al-Awlaki has served as an Imam in Colorado, California, and most recently in the Washington, D.C. area where he headed the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Centre and was also the Muslim Chaplain at George Washington University. He made Hijrah (migration) to Yemen. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, a M.A. in Education Leadership from San Diego State University and was working on a Doctorate degree in Human Resource Development at George Washington University before being denied re-entry into the United States despite being the citizen of United States.