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For the last 44 years, Imam Abdul Hafeez Waheed has been an active member of the Muslim American Community in Association with the renowned leader and thinker Imam W. Deen Mohammed. Imam Waheed developed an Office for College and University Engagements in Durham and organized visits to colleges and universities locally and throughout the United States for Imam W. Deen Mohammed. In 1987, Imam Waheed performed the Hajj (pilgrimage to the Sacred House in Mecca). In 1998, Imam Waheed became the first Muslim Chaplain at Duke University and has been serving on the Religious Life staff for over 20 years. In addition, he serves as the Religious Life Staff Member for the Muslim Student Association at UNC Chapel Hill. In 2008, Imam Waheed was among several religious life staff chaplains at Duke University that lead an Interfaith trip to Jerusalem for students of the Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu faiths. Imam Waheed has been a respected leader in the Durham area for the last 31 years. His greatest asset is building relationships with all the major arteries in the community. He has been an active member of many organizations and held various leadership positions on several committees to include Durham Congregations in Action, Urban Ministries, Triangle Interfaith Alliance, Durham Human Relations Commission, as well as Chief of Police Advisory Committee. In recognition of his commitment to the community, Imam Waheed was the recipient of the 1996 MLK, Jr. Keeper of the Dream Award. On January 6, 2017. Imam Waheed participated in the Inaugural Prayer Service for newly elected Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina.