Imam Omar Suleiman is the President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. He's also the resident scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center, and Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a multi-faith alliance for peace and justice. Originally from New Orleans, LA, he began his journey of traditional Islamic learning in the year 2000 and has spent years studying in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Malaysia, etc. Upon becoming certified in various traditional sciences, he completed a Bachelor's degree in Islamic law, a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, a Master's degree in Islamic Finance, a Master's Degree in Political History, and is in the process of completing his PhD from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in Islamic Thought and Civilization.
Siraj Wahaj, Imam of Masjid At-Taqwa in New York is well known among Muslims in North America as a dynamic speaker and tireless supporter of Islamic causes. Imam Siraj Wahhaj, currently the Imam of Masjid Al-Taqwa in Brookyn, New York, accepted Islam in 1969. He received Imam training at Ummul Qura University of Makkah in 1978 and has gone on to become a national and international speaker on Islam. He received high praises from the media and NYPD for initiating anti-drug patrol in Brooklyn, New York in 1988. Imam Wahhaj was the first person to give an Islamic invocation to the United States Congress.
Suhaib Webb is a Graduate of University of Central Oklahoma with a background in Education & Azhar University from the College of Shariah (Islamic Law). Imam Suhaib has served various communities in North America and is currently the founder of S.W.I.S.S. He frequently shares advice, lessons & "SnapWas" on his SnapChat. He currently resides in New York serving as Scholar in Residence at the Islamic Center at NYU
Imam Dalouer is one of the former national president of the Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA). He is also the Imam and Khatib of Baitul Mamur Masjid, Brooklyn, NY. He served as a Shura member and executive director of MUNA on several terms. Imam Dalouer attained his Master's in Hadith Studies from Madrasha Board in Dhaka and Master's in Theology and Islamic Studies from Islamic University of Khostia, Bangladesh. He has published many books on Islam, most notably "Taqwa and Muthaqi," and several Islamic research articles published in newspapers and magazines. He is a frequent speaker at Islamic events and has emerged as one of the renowned Islamic scholars in Muslim Community.
Mohamed AbuTaleb serves as the Imam of the Islamic Association of Raleigh. He is a lifelong student of the Quran and Islamic studies, has studied with a number of credentialed scholars and teachers and has been blessed to memorize the Holy Quran. Mohamed has pursued seminary training through the Cambridge Islamic College and Al-Salam Institute in the United Kingdom, and studied under teachers trained at Islamic universities in India, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. Mohamed Abu Taleb also shares a love of science and reason and completed his Ph.D. and Master's degrees in electrical engineering from MIT along with degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Maryland.
Ustadh Wahaj Tarin graduated as an Extractive Metallurgist. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. His passion for faith based education has led him to be the Principal of the Australian Islamic College, the President of Islamic Motivations, conductor of weekly Halaqas and one of our community's prolific Khateebs. Ustadh Wahaj Tarin has gained popularity around the world as a faith based motivational speaker and an educational leader. He sits on many advisory committees and informs key decisions of political, educational leaders. Ustadh Wahaj Tarin has gained popularity around the world as a faith-based motivational speaker and an educational leader. He sits on many advisory committees and informs key decisions of political, educational leaders.
Dr. Asif Hirani completed his Bachelors of Business Administration in Fashion designing before switching gears to the pursuit of Islamic Studies. He has completed a 1 year "Quran understanding" course at Quran Academy (founded by Dr.Israr Ahmed) and studied Arabic & Hadith in University of Abu Bakr, After which he completed his Masters in Islamic Studies (Usul-ud-din) from Karachi University and finally attained his PhD from Al-Madina International University in Tafsir & Uloom-ul-Quran.
Dr. Altaf Husain: Dr. Altaf Husain has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Work. He serves as Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs in the Office of the Provost at Howard University and is a double alumnus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was elected as ISNA Vice President in 2014 and served formerly as a board member and chair of the Leadership Development Committee. His past service to the community includes serving as a two-term national president of the Muslim Students Association and an executive committee member of the Muslim Alliance in North America.
Brother Abu Ahmed Nuruzzaman is a Former President of Muslim Ummah Of North America. A prolific speaker, Brother Nuruzzaman is an early childhood educator in New York City.
Dr. Farhan Abdul Azeez was born and raised in Michigan. He attended Michigan Islamic Academy, a full-time Islamic school, from KG-12th grade. His passion for Islam led him to study Arabic and Tajweed in Egypt, and Islamic Studies with local institutes and teachers in the US. He is also an avid student with AlMaghrib Institute, having taken classes with them since 2004. Dr. Farhan currently is a student at the Qalam Institute Seminary Program in Dallas, TX. Dr. Farhan completed his undergraduate studies from Michigan State University (MSU) in 2006, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology. He also went to medical school at MSU, graduating from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. He currently is a medical resident specializing in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Syedur R. Chowdhury is an anesthesiologist in Flushing, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. He received his medical degree from Chittagong Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Syedur Rahman Chowdhury is National Vice President of MUNA. And he is responsible for education and leadership development within MUNA. He is also facilitating the activities of MUNA Youth and Young Sisters of MUNA. Before his current responsibility, he served as National President, Vice President, Secretary General, Director of education, Director of women wing of MUNA. He has been elected as member of MUNA National Shura many times. He was graduated from Chittagong University, Bangladesh. After migrating to USA, he went through various postgraduate education and training. He has been employed in the health care field.
Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. At the age of 10 began the road to knowledge by moving to Karachi, Pakistan, and memorizing the entire Qur'an in less than one year. After graduating from high school, he continued his studies abroad at the renowned Jamia Binoria and graduated from its demanding seven year program in 2002 at the top of his class with numerous licenses to teach in various Islamic Sciences. Along with the Alim Course he concurrently completed a B.A. and M.A. in Arabic from Karachi University. He also obtained a Masters in Islamic Studies from the University of Sindh. He taught Arabic at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2005 to 2007. He served as the Imam at the Colleyville Masjid in the Dallas area for three years. He is a founding member and chairman of Mansfield Islamic Center. He has served as an instructor and curriculum advisor to various Islamic schools and Islamic studies programs including Qalam Seminary for which he is the founder and director. His latest projects include Quran Intensive (a summer program focusing on Arabic grammar and Tafsir), Quranic analysis lectures, Khateeb Training, chronicling of the Prophetic Biography, and personally mentoring and teaching his students at the Qalam Seminary. His light-hearted nature and southern warmth make him one of the most sought-after speakers on the international scene.
Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy is an instructor at Qalam. He is a faculty member at the Qalam Seminary where he teaches Aqeedah and Tazkiya. He is actively involved in Qalam's various online programs. Born and raised in Chicago, Ustadh AbdelRahman has Bachelor's Degrees in Education and Religious Studies. He has pursued traditional Islamic studies at the Alimiyah level over the last decade with numerous teachers, primarily under the mentorship of Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda. He has been serving the community in a full-time capacity in various roles such as a youth director, Islamic Studies teacher, chaplain, and imam, as well as the Director of Root Community Space. He currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and two children.
Abdullah Oduro was born in Arlington, Texas and raised in Houston, TX. He converted to Islam in 1997 while working as a Surgical Technologist. In 1999, he was accepted to the Islamic University of Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He had the privilege of learning under numerous scholars from various sciences and graduated from the faculty of Islamic Law 2007, then a year later he was able to complete his memorization of the Quran. Since then he has worked with many Islamic organizations such as Yaqeen, Bayyinah, KnewU, and now is serving as the Imam at the Islamic Center of Coppell in Dallas, TX.
Imam Suleiman Hani is the Director of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, a research scholar for Yaqeen Institute, and a resident scholar in Michigan. At the age of 14, Suleiman completed a 10-month Qur'an memorization program and began his intensive studies under numerous scholars, earning dozens of traditional religious certifications in the process. He later earned a master's degree from the University of Jordan's College of Shari'ah, ranking first in his class, and a master's degree from Harvard University, where he studied religions, philosophy, political science, and psychology. Over the past decade, he has served as an Imam and community leader in Michigan, lectured in dozens of countries, published a number of books and articles, and was featured on the largest Islamic TV stations worldwide.
National Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, DC, America's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Nihad Awad is featured in The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre's "500 Most Influential Muslims 2009." Arabian Business magazine ranked Mr. Awad among 100 of the "World's Most Influential Arabs" for 2010.
Imam Abu Samiha Sirajul Islam graduated from the International Islamic University Malaysia with communication and Islamic revealed knowledge in 1995 and attained a Master of LIS in 1997 also from IIUM. Taught computing and communication at Olympia College Kuala Lumpur from 1997-2000. Currently working as High School social studies teacher at Brooklyn, New York. Khatib and a Board member of Brooklyn Islamic Center. He was a former Shura member of MUNA and Former Director of MUNA Youth. Currently the National Joint Director of Education, MUNA.
Oussama Jamal is the Secretary General of US council of Muslim Organizations, an Umbrella organization of national, regional, and local Muslim organizations. He is also the chairman of MAS –PACE, the public affairs and civic engagement Division of Muslim American Society. He is also the Mosque foundation, Bridgeview, IL and board member of Metro-Industrial Area foundation. He also serves on the State department's sub-committee on International religious freedom. Br. Oussama served in different capacity including Fox Valley Muslim Community Center, IL and former president of Council of Arab organizations, IL. He also chaired the steering committee for ISNA's annual convention for three consecutive years.
Dr. Ayman Hammous is the executive director of Muslim American society. Dr. Ayman was a founding member of many local MAS projects including the first MAS Youth Center in the country. He was also president of the Muslim American Society of New York, an elected national General Assembly and Board of Trustees member, and an elected Vice President of MAS National.
Dr. Nakibur Rahman is an Assistant Professor of Finance at University of North Carolina, Pembroke. Dr. Rahman served as a Visiting faculty of financial economics at Tulane University from 2010 till 2013. Dr. Rahman completed his Ph.D. in Finance from University of New Orleans in May, 2013 and obtained Masters in Information Systems from University of Maine in 2003. Dr. Rahman obtained his bachelor degree in Business Administration from International Islamic University, Malaysia in 2000. He worked in Bangladesh from 2004-2006. Dr. Rahman is Human right activist and political observer. He works as an advocacy director for a Washington D.C. based human rights organization called Organization for peace and justice (OPJ). Dr. Rahman serves on the board for Human rights and development for Bangladesh (HRDB). Dr. Rahman writes in open Democracy and other platforms on issues related to human rights.