Speakers

  • Imam Siraj Wahhaj

    Imam Siraj WahhajImam 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. Imam Wahhaj has been Vice President of ISNA U.S. since 1997 and has served on Majlis Ash-Shura since 1987. He is a past member of ISNA’s Continue reading →

  • Naeem Baig

    NaeemBaig-ICNAThe President of Islamic Circle of North America, Mr. Baig previously served as Secretary General of ICNA for three terms and on the Majlis Ash-Shura from 2010-2012. He is currently the ICNA Vice President for Public Affairs and the Executive Director of the ICNA Council for Social Justice. He is also the Chairman of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF) and Continue reading →

  • Shaykh Abdalla Idris Ali

    abdallah idris aliShaykh Abdalla Idris Ali is a well-known North American Muslim public speaker, Imam, and leader in the community. Shaykh Abdalla has a background of International Relations from the University of Toronto as well his religious knowledge in the areas of tafseer, shariah, and counselling. As a community leader, he served as ISNA’s President for 5 years, and as the ISNA Canada Islamic Continue reading →

  • Dr. Yasir Qadhi

    Yasir QadhiSh. Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and 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. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, Continue reading →

  • Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan

    Nouman Ali KhanNouman is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah, as well as the lead instructor for a number of Bayyinah courses including the ‘Fundamentals of Classical Arabic’ and ‘Divine Speech’. His first exposure to Arabic study was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he completed his elementary education. He continued Arabic grammar study in Pakistan, where he received a scholarship for ranking among Continue reading →

  • Dr. Jamal Badawi

    iSLAMIC aWARENESS wEEKDr. Jamal Badawi is “Professor Emeritus” at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he served as Professor of both Management and Religious Studies. During its May, 2008 Convocation, Saint Mary’s University granted him an Honorary Doctorate of Civil law in recognition of his promotion of ” a better understanding of Islam” and contribution ” to civil society around the Continue reading →

  • Sh. Yusuf Islahi

    Yusuf IslahiBorn on 9th July, 1932 at Formalee, District-Atak, he received his primary education in Bareilly. He was educated in Islamic Studies initially from Mazaherul Oloom, Saharanpur District and Higher studies and Fazeelat from Madarsatul-Islah, Sarai Mir. He memorized Quran and also learnt Tajweed. After passing high school, his father Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Abdul Qadeem khan sent him to Continue reading →

  • Sh. Abdool Rehman Khan

    abdool rahman khanSh. Abdool Rahman Khan is a graduate of the Islamic University faculty of Shari’ah (Islamic Jurisprudence) specializing in Islamic Inheritance. He is a former Principal of the Guyana Islamic Institute and also of Al-Rahmah School, Baltimore Maryland. Now he is the Resident Scholar and Khateeb (lecturer) at Islamic Foundation, Villa Park, Chicago, Illinois and is actively involved in the field of Religious Dialog Continue reading →

  • Dr. Mokhtar Maghraoui

    Mukhtar MaghraouiDr. Mokhtar Maghraoui is one of the most well renowned scholars in North America. Originally from Algeria, he is thoroughly versed in the Islamic sciences and holds a doctorate joined between the fields of physics and engineering from Syracuse University. His expertise includes the disciplines of Tazkiyah and Fiqh, and he is best known for his enlightening retreats and seminars empowering Muslims on their spiritual quest.

  • Sh. Yasir Birjas

    Sh Yasir BirjasSh. Yaser Birjas is the Head of our Islamic Law and Theory Department. Often described as the fatherly figure by students, Shaykh Yaser exudes a calm, gentle and caring demeanour that welcomes students to ask questions with awe and respect. Shaykh Yaser started his career in Electronic Engineeringin the UAE, thenin Madinah where he graduated as class Valedictorian with the highest honors from The Continue reading →

  • Sh. Omar Suleiman

    Omar SuleimanImam Omar Suleiman is the kind-hearted, friendly giant from New Orleans, Louisiana. Born and raised in America, Imam Omar’s character has gained the love of both young and mature audiences. Imam Omar has two Bachelors degree in Islamic Studies and in Accounting. He studied in the UAE under Ustadh Tariq Rajah and in Jordan under Shaykh Omar Sulayman Al Ashqar. Since 2008, Sh Omar has Continue reading →

  • Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda

    Nasir JangdaAbdul Nasir Jangda is the founder and director of Qalam Institute. He was born and raised in the Dallas area. At the age of 10 he went to Karachi, Pakistan to memorize the Quran. He excelled in his memorization and committed the entire Quran to memory in less than 1 year. He then returned home and continued his school education. After graduating from High School, he went back to Karachi Continue reading →

  • Shaykh Saad Tasleem

    Saad-TasleemShaykh Saad Tasleem is a fresh new addition to the AlMaghrib instructor lineup. In his past life, Shaykh Saad was the lead singer of a punk rock band, and used to snowboard and skateboard, but he’s still rocking his Converse sneakers like a boss! There’s probably nobody better than him to understand the plight of Muslim youth in the face of today’s pop culture pressures.
    Shaykh Saad studied Art History, Modern Art, Graphic Continue reading →

  • Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed

    Yasmin MogahedYasmin Mogahed received her B.S. Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing her graduate work, she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. She also worked as a writing instructor at Cardinal Stritch University and a staff columnist for the Islam section of InFocus News. Currently she’s an instructor  Continue reading →

  • Dr. Altaf Husain

    Altaf HusainDr. Altaf Husain holds a doctoral degree from the Howard University School of Social Work in Washington D.C. His research interests include the integration of immigrant and refugee families, and especially Muslim adolescents, in the United States. He serves as Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs in the Office of the Provost at Howard University and is a double alumnus of Case Continue reading →

  • Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali

    Sh Ali Suleiman AliDr. Ali Sulaiman Ali was born in Ghana where he spent his childhood studying with various Muslim scholars.  He then moved on to Saudi Arabia where he enrolled in Medina’s Islamic University. His curriculum included all the traditional Islamic sciences and in 1979 he graduated with a degree in both Islamic Studies and Arabic. Dr. Ali pursued further scholarship at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Continue reading →

  • Imam Khalid Griggs

    Imam Khalid GriggsImam Community Mosque of Winston-Salem
    Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life, Wake Forest University
    Board Chair ICNA Council for Social Justice

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  • Dalia Mogahed

    Dalia MogahedDalia Mogahed is President and CEO of Mogahed Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in Muslim societies and the Middle East. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, a non-partisan research center. She was selected as an advisor by U.S. President Barack Obama Continue reading →

  • Hafiz Inayatullah

    Hafiz InayatullahHafiz Inayatullah is a graduate of International University Islamabad Pakistan. He currently serves as the Imam of Alhedaya Islamic center of ICNA GA and president of ICNA Atalanta chapter.

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  • Dr. Kia Jahed

    Dr-Kia-JahedDr. Kia Jahed is a former collegiate basketball player, personal trainer, biomedical engineering researcher, and currently a Radiology Resident at the University of Louisville Hospital. After converting to Islam in high school, he has been passionate about Islamic Studies and holistic interpretations of scripture, especially as they bear relevance to modern times. He has been to Egypt Continue reading →

  • Suzy Ismail

    Suzy IsmailSuzy 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, Continue reading →

  • Nihad Awad

    Nihad AwadNational 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

  • Nahela Alexandra Morales

    Nahela Morales is a Mexican mother of one currently living in New Jersey, USA. She serves as the National Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for WhyIslam, a dawah project of ICNA. But Morales’ efforts go beyond U.S borders: She recently led a trip to bring Islamic literature, food and clothing to her native Mexico. It was during her most recent trip she visited the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas in the State of Chiapas with Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan, home Continue reading →