We all know the true pillars and foundations of this community started with the brothers and sisters that founded the Islamic Association of Cincinnati in 1969. They have dedicated 40 plus years of their lives to building this organization, and have graciously entrusted these employees to continue to spread the dream that is the Clifton Mosque.
Sam Taylor reverted to Islam many, many years ago and currently serves as the head of the Maintenance Department here at the Clifton Masjid. He maintains the masjid on a full-time basis, and has done so for several years. Previously, Sam used to volunteer his time to clean the masjid for the sake of Allah until the IAC Board finally convinced him that there was a need for his services on a full time basis.
His responsibilities include general cleaning, upkeep of heating and cooling systems, lawn care and landscaping, snow and ice removal, and generally fixing anything that needs to be fixed, all while wearing short sleeves and enjoying copious amounts of sweet tea daily!
His contributions are truly too extensive to list here. We are indebted to him for his hard work and effort, and are blessed to have him in our community.
Ruwaidah is our new Administrative Director and a revert to Islam. As an ex "army brat" Ruwaidah has lived in many states across the U.S. and Germany. She was a seasonal employee at the Internal Revenue Service and worked for Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co. for many years.
She enjoys working with people and likes numbers. Ruwaidah is looking forward to serving the community in her capacity as Administrative Director.