Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Dr. Yasir Qadhi joined East Plano Islamic Center as a resident scholar in July 2019. He completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. There, he completed a second Bachelors degree, specializing in Hadith studies, and then went on to complete M.A. in in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah. He then returned to the United States, and completed a PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University. Dr. Yasir Qadhi has authored several books, published academic articles, and appeared on numerous satellite and TV stations around the globe. His online videos are some of the most popular and highly-watched Islamic videos in English

Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. 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 completed his PhD from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in Islamic Thought and Civilization.

Imam Siraj Wahhaj

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.

    Mufti Hussain Kamani

    Mufti Hussain Kamani is an instructor at Qalam. He also serves as a resident scholar for the Islamic Association of Carrollton (Masjid Al-Rahman).Mufti Hussain Kamani was born and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. His journey to pursue sacred Islamic knowledge began at age 6. By the age of 9, he completed the memorization of the Holy Quran. To further advance his studies in the Islamic Sciences, he traveled to the United Kingdom and pursued formal Islamic authorizations (ijazahs). For 7 years, Mufti Kamani studied a rigorous curriculum covering the Arabic language and literature, Islamic jurisprudence, Tafseer of the Holy Qur'an, Hadith, Islamic Philosophy, and Aqeedah. He later earned his graduate degree in Business Management from the University of Coventry in the UK.

    Shaun King

    Shaun King is the CEO of The North Star and Executive Director of the Grassroots Law Project, Shaun King is one of the most followed activists and journalists in the world and has written nearly 1,500 articles on racial injustice and police brutality. Formerly the Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News, Shaun was a lead columnist for The Intercept, the Writer-in-Residence at Harvard Law School's Fair Punishment Project, and a Contributing Editor at Newsweek. Shaun recently helped co-found the Real Justice PAC and was the political commentator for the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

    Imam Suleiman Hani

    Imam Suleiman Hani is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, a global faith-based seminary with 250,000 students, as well as a resident scholar in Michigan and an international lecturer on religions, philosophy, leadership, and human rights. Since a young age, Suleiman earned dozens of traditional certifications in Qur'an, hadith, and other religious disciplines. He later earned a bachelor's degree in Islamic Studies, a second bachelor's in Media Information, a master's in Islamic Studies from the University of Jordan, and a second master's from Harvard University. Over the past decade, he has served as a 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. Imam Suleiman is currently completing his doctorate studies at NYU.

      Harun O. Rashid

      Brother Harun O. Rashid is a life long Daee. Brother Harun became the National President of Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA) in 2020 for 2021-2022 session and then again got re-elected as the National President for 2023-2024 Session. Prior to that he was the National Executive director of MUNA and President of New York Zone. Previously Br. Harun O. Rashid also served as President of Parkchester Islamic Center. Brother Harun is a prolific speaker and travelled many countries to spread the teachings of Islam.

        Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda

        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.

        Ustadha Taimiyyah Zubair

        Ustadha Taimiyyah Zubair is an established teacher with a focus on Quran. She is known for her translation and tafseer of the Quran. She has completed and taught a number of word-for-word translations, and brief and detailed tafaseer. She has pursued intensive Islamic studies under the guidance of her parents and scholars, Dr. Idrees Zubair and Dr. Farhat Hashmi (founders of Al Huda International). Ustadha Taimiyyah is an instructor at Al Huda Institute and Al Maghrib Institute, and can often be found teaching classes in the GTA and internationally.

        Imam Dr. Mohamed Abu Taleb

        Mohamed AbuTaleb serves as Dean of Administration at Boston Islamic Seminary and Senior Fellow at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Previously, he transitioned from a successful career in technology leadership at a Fortune 100 company to serve the community full-time at the helm of one of the largest Islamic centers in the South, serving as Imam, Religious Director, and Member of the Board for seven years. Dr. AbuTaleb has been featured in media coverage from outlets including National Geographic, NPR, ABC11, Religion News Service, and WRAL; and lectured at a number of universities including Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Duke, and Georgia Tech. He co-founded Oaktree Institute, Muslim Link Newspaper, and Capital-Area Islamic Library. Dr. Mohamed has a background in both Islamic studies along with science & technology. He completed his Ph.D. and Master's in Electrical Engineering from MIT, Alimiyyah degree (License in Islamic Scholarship) from Al-Salam Institute, and multiple diploma programs at the Cambridge Islamic College. He also holds degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Maryland.

        Dr. Altaf Husain

        Altaf Husain is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and lives currently in Northern Virginia with his wife and children. He serves as Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Howard University in Washington DC. His research interests include the mental health and integration of immigrant and refugee families, and especially Muslim adolescents, in the United States. He serves as founding Vice President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and an advisory board member of the Peaceful Families Project -dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence.

          Ismahan Abdullahi

          Ismahan is a fierce advocate, community organizer, motivational public speaker and an unapologetic Black Muslim Somali refugee woman who is passionate and relentless in working for justice and equity. In 1992, Ismahan Abdullahi and her family escaped war-torn Somalia to have a life of hope and opportunity in America. This experience has shaped her to advocate for and work on building and strengthening Muslim and refugee communities in San Diego for over a decade where she served as a board member for multiple local community-based organizations and institutions, including the Islamic School of San Diego, Islamic Center of San Diego, Huda Community Center and countless others. Ismahan has worked to train and develop a leadership pipeline for youth and community leaders, foster a strong sense of Muslim identity and build a vibrant and active community that is at the forefront of social justice. In her past role as Director of Movement and Campaign Strategies at PANA, she helped to build a newly founded organization as she built grassroots community power through organizing, advocacy, alliance building, designing and implementing a civic engagement infrastructure in refugee communities, developing leaders, addressing hate crimes and using an integrated voter engagement strategy to build a visible refugee electorate. She continues to be engaged in and work on issues that address racial disparities, social injustices, equity and inclusion for marginalized communities. She is a former co-host on Flip the Script: The Future is Female podcast which lifts up women game changers and leaders in San Diego county. She also served as a member of the Strategic Council for statewide tables Mobilizing the Immigrant Vote and Steering Committee member for Power California as well as a representative on California Calls' African-American Civic Engagement Program. Ismahan received her Bachelor's in Human Biology from UCSD and a MA in Education with Concentration in Counseling from SDSU. She currently serves as the National Deputy Director for the Muslim American Society's Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Department and also serves as the Executive Director at MAS PACE San Diego. Ismahan has received numerous recognitions and awards for her work including Assemblywoman Gonzalez-Fletcher's 2018 Woman of the Year recognition, Power-Builder Award, recognized by NAACP for her service in the community, Moxie Theatre's Women with Grit and Determination award, Youth Adult Ally 2019 and more. . As a frequent speaker in local and national platforms, Ismahan is passionate about working for justice and building an inclusive society.

          Abu Ahmed Nuruzzaman

          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.

            Oussama Jamal

            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.

              Osama AbuIrshaid

              Dr. Osama Abuirshaid is the Executive Director and a board member of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). He is a board member of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella organization of eight major national American Muslim organizations. He lectures frequently on Middle East and American politics. He is a regular commentator on Palestinian and Middle Eastern affairs as well as on the American domestic and foreign policy on various Arabic satellite T.V. channels such as Aljazeera. He authored or coauthored several books in Arabic and he published dozens of studies and articles in Arabic and English, on issues relevant to the Middle East and its political climate. He is the co-author of the controversial study: "Hamas: Ideological Rigidity and Political Flexibility," which was published by the United States Institute of Peace in 2009. He is a community activist and speaker. Abuirshaid completed his PhD in Political Science at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.

              Dr. Syedur Rahman Chowdhury

              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.

                Abdool Rahman Khan

                Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan is the Chairman of the ICNA Shariah Council. He is also an executive member of the Fiqh Council of North America. He went to Madinah, to study Islam at the International Islamic University and specializes in the laws of Islamic Inheritance. He received his BA in Education and after teaching for few years in his hometown in Guyana, South America. He was the first Muslim to do the invocation at the inauguration of the Governor of Illinois. Shaykh Khan has authored, Co-authored, translated and edited a number of books including: ""An easy way to understand the sciences of Fiqh"" ""Marital Rights in Islam"" ""Islamic Inheritance in the US context"" ""Stories of The Companions of the Prophet"" ""Beauty pearls for Chemo Girls"" ""A Book of Supplications and Incantations".

                Dr. Zahid Bukhari

                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.

                  Imam Delouer Hussain

                  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.

                    Dr. Tahir Wyatt

                    Dr. Tahir Wyatt is a published academic, experienced interpreter, and instructor of Islamic studies and comparative religion. During his twenty-one years of studying and teaching in Saudi Arabia, he procured several degrees, including a doctorate in theology. He was also the only American ever to be appointed to teach in the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah, the second holiest site in the Muslim world. Dr. Wyatt currently lectures both nationally and internationally at mosques, universities, and other institutions of learning. Dr. Tahir serves as the Executive Director of the United Muslim Masjid in Philadelphia and is the President of the Quran, Arabic, and Reflection Institute (QARI), an institute dedicated to structured, curriculum-based instruction of the Quran and Arabic Language. He also serves as the Director of the Systematic Theology department of Yaqeen Institute, and as an Associate Editor on Yaqeen's Editorial Review Board. Dr. Wyatt has a Ph.D. at the Islamic University of Medinah, KSA with the highest classification (mumtaz); an M.A. in Aqeedah; a B.A. in the Science of Hadith and Islamic Studies; and A.A. in Arabic.

                    Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy

                    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.

                    Dr. Chowdhury Mahmud Hassan

                    Obtained B. Pharm.(Hons) and M. Pharm. (thesis group) degree from the Dhaka University in 1973 (exam. held in 1975) and 1974 (exam. held in 1976) respectively, securing First position in First Class in both the examinations. Dr. Hassan Received Ph.D. degree in 1982 from the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Dr. Hassan Joined as Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, Dhaka Univ., in January, 1978 and progressed through the ranks to Professor in the same department in March, 1992. Dr. Hassan was the Chairman in the Dept. of Pharmacy from 1992 to 1993. Director of Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, from July 1993 to January 1997. Dr. Hassan was Elected as the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Dhaka Univ., for two terms from 1999 to 2003 and Chairman of BCSIR (Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) from 11th August 2005 to 10th August 2008. Dr. Hassan was the Vice-Chancellor, Manarat International University, from 13th October 2012 to 12th October 2016.

                    Barrister Hamid Hussain Azad

                    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. He is the president of Muslim Community Association. 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.

                      Imam Baba Galle Barry

                      Imam Baba Galle Barry is a well known Islamic scholar in the United States especially in the East Coast and West Africa. He's well known for his knowledge of Tafsir of the Holy Quran in the Fulani language. Imam Bab Galle Barry is a community leader and Imam of Futa Islamic Center, New York.

                      Nihad Awad

                      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.

                        Abu Samiha Sirajul Islam

                        AbūSamīhah Sirājul-Islām is the Khatib and Vice-President of Brooklyn Islamic Center, Brooklyn, New York. He is also a teacher of Islamic Studies at the Qurʾān Academy for Young Scholars (QAFYS) in NY. Ustādh Sirājul-Islām graduated with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Islamic Chaplaincy from Chicago Theological Seminary and Bayan Islamic Graduate School. He previously obtained a master's and a bachelor's degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He formerly taught Social Studies at Al-Madinah School in Brooklyn, NY, and Communication at Olympia College, Kuala Lumpur. He is a former Director of MUNA Youth and currently a Shura Member and Joint Director of Education at MUNA-National.

                          Dr. Ayman Hammous

                          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.

                            Arman Chowdhury, CPA

                            Arman S. Chowdhury is the managing partner and principal owner of Arman Chowdhury CPA PC. He has an MBA from The Barnard M. Baruch College of City University of New York and is licensed as a certified public accountant by the state of New York. Arman Chowdhury is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Financial Management (CFM). He has been serving as National Executive Director of MUNA since 2021, He is also the president of Baitul Mamur Masjid and Community Center. Arman Chowdhury served various roles in MUNA, including Assistant Executive Director, National Youth Director, Chapter President and Chapter Secretary. He has also served as President of MUNA Social Services and North American Humanitarian Aid & Relief (Nahar).

                            Dr. Mohsin Ansari

                            Dr. Mohsin Ansari is the current President of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)Dr. Ansari has been associated with ICNA in different capacities for three decades and has previously served as the Chairman of ICNA Relief and Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD). He has also served on the National Shura ICNA since 2003, and has been associated with Islamic work for over 4 decades. Dr. Ansari is a Pediatrician and a Neonatal specialist. He completed his medical training at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ansari is currently licensed to practice medicine in several states. He is also author of multiple research papers published both in national and international medical journals. He lives in Maryland with his wife and five children.

                            Imam Rafeek Mohammed

                            Imam Rafeek Mohammed is a lifelong Daee and Principal at Al Ihsan Academy.