Imam Jamil al-Islam
Islamic Center of Baltimore Leader
Imam Jamil al-Islam runs the Islamic Center of Baltimore, which is in the west of the city in the Rosemont neighborhood, close to Gwynn Falls Park. He played football at the University of Maryland in the 1970s and was a teammate of Reverend Isaiah Smith. The two continue their friendship, their shared vocation to ministry in the prison system, and their commitment to protect the hunted. Under his leadership, the Islamic Center is known as a place where people, Muslim or not, may find refuge and safety.