Imam Didmar Faja will be visiting Portland to deliver a Jummah Khutba on Friday and a community talk on Saturday evening. Imam Faja lives in Arizona, he was born in the city of Shkodër, Albania. There he completed his Islamic elementary and middle school Haxhi Sheh Shamia. Later on, he went to study in Istanbul, Turkey, where he completed his high school of Imam and lecturer (khaṭīb). He moved from Istanbul to the USA in 1999, where he earned the bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies.
Imam Didmar is the Imam of the United Islamic Center of Arizona, opened in 2014. He preaches the traditional Islam according to the four schools of thought (in particularly the Hanafi school), the creed of Ahl Sunnah wa al-Jama’a and the spiritual teachings of Islam.