Omar Suleiman is a renowned American Muslim scholar, civil rights activist, writer, and speaker. He is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and an adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. Soon afterwards he founded MUHSEN, a non-profit umbrella organization aiming to provide a more inclusive environment for Muslims with disabilities . In the 2000s, he was noted on a national level as being a strong advocate of community service, interfaith dialogue, and social justice, and was awarded for his outstanding civic achievement by the Mayor and City Council of New Orleans in 2010
Imam Zaid Shakir is amongst the most respected and influential Muslim scholars in the West. Born in Berkeley, California, the second of seven children he accepted Islam in 1977 while serving in the United States Air Force. He then obtained a BA with honors in International Relations at American University in Washington D.C. and later earned his MA in Political Science from Rutgers University, where he emerged as an active leader in campus activities, helping to revive the Muslim Student Association, co-leading a successful South Africa divestment campaign, and co-founding a local Islamic center, Masjid al-Huda. After a year in Cairo, Egypt, studying Arabic, he settled in New Haven, Connecticut and continued his tireless activism, co-founding Masjid al-Islam, the Tri-State Muslim Education Initiative, and the Connecticut Muslim Coordinating Committee. As Imam of Masjid al-Islam from 1988 to 1994 he speared-headed a community renewal and grassroots anti-drug effort in the local neighborhood, and also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Arabic at Southern Connecticut State University until his departure for Syria to further his studies in the traditional Islamic Sciences. Studying Arabic, Islamic law, Quranic studies, and Islamic spirituality for seven years in Syria, and briefly in Morocco, with some of the top Muslim scholars of our age, he graduated from Syria's prestigious Abu Noor University in 2001 and returned to Connecticut to continue his work with the Muslim community in America. Teaching frequently as the Imam of Masjid al-Islam, writing numerous articles for various magazines, journals, and newspapers, and lecturing regularly at many of the largest Muslim conferences and conventions, he soon emerged as one of the most popular and sought after American Muslim leaders. He has translated three books from Arabic into English, including "The Heirs of the Prophets" which was published in 2001. In 2003, he moved to Hayward, California with his family to serve as a scholar-in-residence and lecturer at Zaytuna Institute. He is widely regarded as an articulate voice on Islam and African-American issues and a leader in the emergence of an Islamic tradition indigenous to America that seeks to reconcile traditional teachings with an experience that is uniquely western.
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 the current national president of 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.
Ustadh Wahaj Tarin graduated as an Extractive Metallurgist. He holds a postgraduate diploma in education and a Masters 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.
Sheikh Dr. Abul Kalam Azad Basher. He is very renown scholar in Bangladesh media. He also gives lectures on the largest congregations in Bangladesh
Sister Dunia Shuaib is a psychoeducator, author, internationally renowned speaker, and host of Deen with Dunia. She has a passion for helping people, and continually strives to do so by providing high quality psychoeducation in a way that is easily accessible to the entire Ummah. She is on a mission to inspire and empower Muslims by integrating the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, as well as principles of psychology. Her efforts have given way to the development of tools, seminars, and the growth of a spiritually conscientious and inclusive environment for the community to support one another.
Sheikh Majed Mahmoud is one of the leading activists of Da'wah in United Sates of America. With his heart-touching reminders and soft approach, Ustadh Majed makes Islam digestible and beloved to people of all ages. A Hafidh of Quran, Ustadh Majed is a shining example for students seeking growth and development within Islamic Studies. Ustad Majed has traveled around the world lecturing about different aspects of Islam. In his pursuit for Islamic studies, he completed a Bachelor's degree in Islamic Jurisprudence & Legal Theory from Al-Madinah International University. He also completed a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University.
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.
Hamid Azad has a track record of dawah work, charity and community development for over thirty years, developing and implementing relief and development programmes worldwide. He has held various senior management positions within the NGO. His depth of knowledge on community issues include the diversity of faiths, cultures and ethnicities, catering to specific and targeted needs of communities. He was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Muslim Aid and is currently the CEO of DG World, a multinational corporation agency engaged in Education, Law and Capacity Building. He was on the committee for organizing World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. Hamid H. Azad is also a qualified barrister, Chair of RTNN, Trustee of London Muslim Centre and Vice Chairman of Eduvision. He writes on Human Rights, leadership, management and Islamic thought.
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.
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 during the summer of 2004 in Egypt. He later served as an Islamic Studies teacher to High School Grades at the same school. Farhan has studied extensively with Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan, Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda, and others at the Bayyinah Dream program, wherein he graduated and earned a diploma in the Arabic language. He is also an avid student with AlMaghrib Institute, having taken classes with them since 2004. He teaches a course (available online) titled "Sweetness of Salah: Developing Khushoo' in Your Prayers", a 16-part in-depth series on how to enjoy and experience Khushoo' your prayers. He hopes to have his next course, "Sweetness of Hajj" available online soon Insha'Allah. He has fundraised extensively for Islamic Relief USA, as well as Helping Hand USA and other masajid and social service organizations. He also travels around the US to give talks at youth groups, MSAs, Masjids, community events, and conferences. Farhan completed his undergraduate studies from Michigan State University (MSU) in 2006, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology. During his time there, he served as Public Relations head and later President of the Muslim Students Association. 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. Due to his love of cats, some of his friends have dubbed him "Abu Hurairah."
Imam Suleiman Hani is an international lecturer and resident scholar from Michigan who currently serves as an AlMaghrib Institute instructor, a Yaqeen Institute scholar, and a graduate student at Harvard University. At the age of 14, Suleiman completed a 10-month Qur'an memorization program and began his intensive studies under numerous scholars, later earning a Master of Arts degree from the University of Jordan's College of Shari'ah, ranking first in his class. Over the past decade, he has served as an Imam and community leader in Michigan, lectured in dozens of countries, and was featured on the largest Islamic TV stations worldwide. His recent hobbies include mixed martial arts, archery, and skydiving.
Imam Hassan Akbar was born and raised in New York City. He is the president and founder of Nafsin Wahida, an organization dedicated to reinvigorate Islamic Dawah. He is the Imam of the MAS Youth Center in Brooklyn NY. Imam Hassan hold a master's degree in Islamic Studies and is currently pursuing his PhD in Islamic Studies from American Open University. In 2014 he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from New York City College of Technology. He is a Certified Islamic Inheritance Distributor and lectures at colleges and conferences worldwide and has authored several books which are carried by Dar-us-Salam Bookstores across the U. S.
Syedur Rahman Chowdhury is National Vice President of MUNA. 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.
Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President of the Islamic Circle of North America, serves as Executive Director of the Center for Islam and Public Policy (CIPP). He served as Director, American Muslim Studies Program at Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He also worked as Director, Project MAPS: Muslims in American Public Square at Georgetown University and is currently serving as a member of Governor of Maryland Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs. Dr. Bukhari has a Masters in Economics from University of Karachi and Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Connecticut.
Suzy Ismail is currently a Visiting Professor at DeVry University in North Brunswick, New Jersey and at DeVry University Online. She is also the curriculum developer and lead instructor at CML(http://centerformuslimlife.org/) a nonprofit social platform that focuses on strengthening marriage, family, and community life. She received her Bachelor's in English, Communication and Middle Eastern Studies, her Master's in Communication and Information Studies, and attended the School of Communication at Rutgers University as a doctoral student in the field of Intercultural Organizational Communication. She specializes in presenting a range of communication seminars and workshops at major corporations, conferences and events that address issues such as marriage, divorce, unity, youth and women empowerment, and cultural and religious diversity in the workplace. Since 1999, she has been teaching, speaking and writing professionally on a national and international level. Suzy is the Vice President of her children's school Board of Directors and serves on several other non-profit boards and commissions as well.
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.
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. A former Shura member of MUNA and Former Director of MUNA Youth. Currently the Joint Director of Education, MUNA. I live in Brooklyn, New York with my wife and four children.
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.