Hassan Selim

Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids

“Hassan’s kindness, knowledge, respect for others, and relative youth have the unique ability of appealing to our very diverse congregation: people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and social-economic statuses. From an internal perspective, he has brought the community closer together.”

— Salma Igram


Hassan is the Imam, or religious leader, of the Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids. He is a public servant and uses his position to bring the Muslim community together and to be involved in the broader community. His honesty, commitment to fairness, and overall kind nature has earned him trust and respect from all those with whom he serves.