Charles Alawan, Hajj
Mr. Charles Alawan, Hajj, is one of the founders of the largest Arab-American religious and cultural facilities in North America located in Metro Detroit (Dearborn), Michigan. Born in Detroit, Chuck had the privilege of being raised in a multicultural environment. Mr. Alawan’s father, Hajj Ibraham, was from Damascus, Syria, and his mother, Hajjah Katie Ankouny, was from Michigan City, Indiana of Lebanese and French Canadian decent. Mr. Alawan has received numerous awards including the Islamic Merit Award, Boy Scouts of America, National Committee for Community and Justice (NCCJ), State of Michigan “Minuteman” Governor’s Award for Meritorious Service to the Community, and The Martin Luther King, Jr. “Keep the Dream Alive” for Interfaith and Race Relations Work. Chuck retired from consulting, Vice President of Sales, and as a Muslim Chaplain for the Detroit Area Council. Mr. Alawan attended Wayne State University and studied at the American University of Beirut.