Ustadh Qasim Mazhar is a New Jersey born Muslim who has been involved in Islamic youth work with several organizations all over the country for more than 10 years. Currently, he travels all over the United States working to create and develop youth groups with YM in Muslim communities. He also gives khutbahs on a regular basis in his local New Jerseyarea such as Masjid Tawheed in Jersey City, New Jersey and Masjid Noor in Piscataway, New Jersey, as well as several cities all over the U.S. A few Masajid where he recently gave khutbah includeIslamic Society of Melbourne, Florida, Islamic Society of Wichita, Kansas, Islamic Society of Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and several more. In a visit to Houston in October 2011, Ustadh Qasim gave khutbah at the University of Houston and spoke at a Family Night in Masjid Hamza. At the ICNA-MAS and YM Conference at University of Houston, Ustadh Qasim hosted several lectures and workshops. He also led salat and conducted a couple of youth Halaqahs in Bear Creek Masjid Mustafa, where he was very well received by several members of the community. Ustadh Qasim has also engaged in intensive studies of tajweed with Sheikh Ramadan al-Sabbagh from Jersey City, New Jersey for several years. He has performed Tilawatul Quran in many Islamic events, including ILM-Fest New Jersey 2010 by Al-Maghrib, as well as opening recitation for world-famous Qari Saad Nomani’s first ever United States tour in Jersey City, New Jersey, and several Islamic conferences all over the country.