A Muslim Oregon man who offered private instruction on the Koran was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing two teenage girls under the age of 14.
According to the Daily Mail, Muhammad L. Hasan, 50, who runs a business called AICQ, (American Islamic Center for the Holy Quran), offering private instruction in an office in Tigard near Portland, was charged with seven counts of sexual abuse. The alleged abuse started in 2016; the girls claim he kissed them on the mouth repeatedly; he is also accused of touching one girl’s breasts. Police believe more girls may have been victimized.
AICQ’s website states:
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. …
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.”