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 →

  • 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 →

  • Imam Suhaib Webb

    suhaib webbSuhaib Webb is a contemporary American-Muslim educator, activist, and lecturer. His work bridges classical and contemporary Islamic thought, addressing issues of cultural, social and political relevance to Muslims in the West. After converting to Islam in 1992, Webb left his career in the music industry to pursue his passion in education. He earned a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of 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. 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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  • 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 →

  • Dr. Mamadou Oury Barry

    docteur_Mamadou_barryDr. Mamadou Oury Barry is a renown scholar who was born in Guinea. He has a PhD in Islamic Law from the Faculty of the Islamic University of Medina. He is the President of the Union of Guinean students at the Islamic University. He is also a Member of the National Council for Fatwa and scientific research in Guinée, and a master lecturer in the Arabic language department in the Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry.

  • Dr. Abu Zayd

    drAbuZaydDr. Abu Zayd is a lecturer, kha?eeb and teacher in various venues across the region, including national conferences, colleges, prisons and masjids. He holds a Bachelors degree in Islamic Studies from the School of Islamic and Arabic Studies, American Open University, has memorized the Qur??n, and holds numerous traditional licenses (ij?zah) in the modes of Qur??nic recitation, books of hadith and Islamic texts. Continue reading →

  • Imam Hafiz Zafeer Ali

    Imam and Director of the ICNA Al-Markaz Masjid in Jamaica, NY. He is a Hafidh of Al-Quran and a graduate of Medinah University. He is the lead instructor of Islamic Learning Foundation in New York.

  • Dr. Farhan Abdul Azeez

    Dr-Farhan-Abdul-AzeezFarhan 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, Continue reading →

  • Sr. Saadia Z. Yunus

    saadiayunusSr. Saadia Yunus holds a Master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University. Sr. Saadia is experienced in individual, couple, family, and group therapy. She is a teacher of the Institute of Islamic Sciences in NY and a member of the ICNA General Assembly. She is married and a mother of 3 children.
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  • Qasim Mazhar

    qasimmazharQasim Mazhar was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. Brother Qasim is a young speaker who has traveled across the nation, creating and developing youth groups through his work with Young Muslims and ICNA. Brother Qasim is known for giving regular khutbahs, halaqas, as well as workshops and lectures. He is also a student of the sciences of Quranic recitation and Tajweed. Currently, Brother Qasim served as Continue reading →

  • Dr. Anis Ahmad

    DrAnisAhmadProfessor Dr. Anis Ahmad is a social scientist of international repute. He carries a Ph.D. from the Temple University, Pennsylvannia, USA.He has held numerous academic leadership positions both nationally and internationally. He is former Vice President of International Islamic University, Islamabad and former Dean, Faculty of Human Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia. He writes on Continue reading →

  • Dr. Jonathan Brown

    drJonathanBrownDr. Jonathan Brown is the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and he is the Associate Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding. He received his BA in History from Georgetown University in 2000 and his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2006. Dr. Brown  Continue reading →

  • Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir

    ridabeshirHe has over 35 years of experience in Da’wa work in North America, an Engineer by profession. He has held various positions with the Muslim Student’s Association (MSA), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and Muslim American Society (MAS) on both national and local levels. He led the training and development department of the Muslim American Society (MAS) for 6 years and served as Continue reading →

  • Imam Safi Khan

    imamSafiKhanImam Safi Khan is the founder and director of the Dar-us-Salaam Community in College Park, MD. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, and is well-versed in Islamic Law, Tafsir, and Seerah. He has been a prominent lecturer, family and youth counselor in the Washington DC metropolitan area for the past 25 years. He has multiple cds and tapes out on numerous Islamic topics.

  • Imam Talib Abdur Rashid

    Imam, The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood Inc., Ameer (President) Emeritus, The Majlis Ash-Shura (Islamic Leadership Council) of Metropolitan NY Deputy Ameer, The Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)

  • Sheikh Mohammad Qatanani

    Sh Mohammad QatananiDr. Mohammad Qatanani is the Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) in New Jersey. He completed his studies in Islamic Legislation and Jurisprudence from the Jordanian University and received his Ph.D. in 1996. His doctorate thesis was titled: “Justice and its implementation in Islamic Jurisprudence.” He is a professor in the Islamic American University and a professor Continue reading →