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 →

  • Dr. Tariq Ramadan

    tariq ramadanDr. Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony’s College) and also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, (Qatar) and the University of Malaysia Perlis; Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and Director of the Research Center of Islamic Continue reading →

  • Sh. 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. Muhammad Iqbal Nadvi

    sh-Iqbal-NadviSh. Muhammad Iqbal Nadvi holds a PhD in Islamic Shariah (law), with specialization in Jurisprudence (Fiqh). He has taught Islamic Shar’iah and Jurisprudence subject in King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, for six years and dealt with various subjects such as principles of jurisprudence (Usool Al-Fiqh), Islamic Culture, Islamic PoliticalThought, Islamic movements and Fiqh of Organization. He also has M.A. in 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 →

  • Imam 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 →

  • 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 Wisam Sharieff

    Imam wisam sherieffImamWisam Sharieff ‘s Islamic studies journey began at the Islamic Institute of Education (IIE) under Mufti Abdullah Saleem in Elgin, Illinois. At IIE, Sharieff completed his memorization of the Qur’an and excelled in his early studies of seerah (biography/way of life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH), tajweed (science of Qur’anic recitation), and fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). Sharieff traveled to Cairo, Egypt to study Continue reading →

  • Imam Mohamed Magid

    Imam Mohamed MagidImam Mohamed Magid is a Sudanese-born American who came to the United States in 1987. He attained his religious education in various Islamic disciplines as a Resident Scholar at Al-Medina Institute. Currently serving as the Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), Imam Magid helped establish exemplary religious services for Muslim communities across the nation Continue reading →

  • Hamza Tzortzis

    Hamza TzortzisHamza Andreas Tzortzis is an international public speaker on Islam. He is a writer, having authored articles, essays and commentaries on political philosophy, the philosophy of religion and society. Ustadh Hamza is an intellectual activist actively engaging on issues pertaining to religion,social cohesion and politics. He is also a researcher with a recent publication on non-Muslim Continue reading →

  • Farhan Abdul Azeez

    farhanabdulazeezFarhan 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 Continue reading →

  • Imam Khalid Griggs

    Imam Khalid GriggsImam Khalid Griggs is the Imam of the Community Mosque as well as a public school teacher in Winstom-Salem, North Carolina. He is the former chairman of the Television Access Corporation of Winston-Salem. He is also the former Editor-in-Chief of The Message magazine.

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  • 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 Jahed 1Dr. 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 and Syria, as well as Continue reading →