Quran Instructor INDICTED ON SEX ABUSE CHARGES
A man who runs a Portland, Oregon area Quran Islamic school has been arrested and indicted on felony sex abuse charges. Tigard police took Muhammad L. Hasan into custody and booked him in the Washington county jail.
The Oregonian reports:
Investigators have arrested a man who’s accused of abusing two girls who were clients of his religious instruction business, Tigard police say.
Muhammad L. Hasan ran AICQ, a Tigard business that offered private Quran instruction, the city’s police department said in a news release. He was indicted last week and arrested Wednesday.
Hasan’s indictment lists six counts of first-degree sex abuse and a single count of third-degree sex abuse. He’s accused of kissing one of the girls on multiple occasions and touching another’s breast or breasts, according to the document.
Hasan, a 50-year-old Corvallis resident, remains in the Washington County Jail.
Investigators suspect there may be additional alleged victims. Police urge anyone who has information about possible abuse to call 503-718-2677 or email [email protected].
A phone call to the business went straight to voicemail Thursday morning.
According to the Washington County jail inmate roster, Hasan is being held on $150,000 bail.
His organization, American Islamic Center For The Holy Quran, is listed with the Oregon secretary of state as a religious non profit. It was previously known as ISLAMIC WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR THE READERS AND ALMJODIN. There’s even a donation link set up via PayPal.
The English version of the webpage describes the organization as:
AICQ is a center of enlightenment focusing on teaching the recitation and memorization of the Holy Qur’an.
AICQ programs and lessons are designed to build a Quranic generation that benefits the individuals and the society they live in through the Quranic teachings and ethics of our tolerant Islamic faith.
Our accredited programs are varied and include all segments of society: young and old, male and female:
ran recitation programs
Quran memorization programs
Certification in proper recitation of the Quran
Certification in Quran Tajweed Rules as “TuhfatAlatfal”, “Aljazariah”, “Shatebya” and Durra and others.
The graduate receives certificates and licenses to teach the Holy Qur’an based on the chain of narration traced back to the Prophet peace be upon him. Also they can receive certificates in Tajweed rules based on the scholars who wrote the rules “May Allah accept their deeds”.
The board of AICQ consists of qualified individuals with more than thirty years of expertise in the Quranic teachings and have certificates in different ways of recitation and science of Tajweed rules linked to the Prophet peace be upon him with the shortest link “highest Isnad”.
Another part of his webpage explains that most of the programs available are open to students between 7 and 20 years old.