Imam Yahya Hendi is the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University. Georgetown University is the first American university to hire a full-time Muslim chaplain. Mr. Hendi is also the Imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick. Imam Hendi is the Muslim Chaplain at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Imam Hendi serves as a member and the Spokesman of the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of North America. He also directs the PEACE office of the Muslim American Society. PEACE is the Public Education and Assistance Conference.
He earned a B.A. degree in Islamic Law and Theology from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. He holds two Master’s Degrees, one of those is in Comparative Religion, from Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT. Imam Hendi is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Comparative Religion program at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and in Islamic Theology at American Open University, Fall Church, VA.
He has written numerous publications including the topics of women in Islam, women and gender relations in Islam, the coming of the Messiah and religion and Islam in the United States. A sought-after speaker, Imam Hendi has presented a multitude of interfaith and general lectures in the USA and overseas over the past eight years. He was one of the Muslim leaders who met with the president of the United States in the aftermath of the September 11 tragedy. Imam Hendi appeared on many national and international television and radio shows as an expert on Islam.
Imam Hendi serves on national and international interfaith councils. In May 2002, Imam Hendi was chosen by Hartford seminary to receive its annual “James Gettemy Significant Ministry award” for his dedication to his Ministry and for his work to promote Peace building between people of different religions.