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. 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 →

  • 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 →

  • 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 →

  • Congressman André Carson

    andre-carson First elected as part of a special election in early 2008, Congressman André Carson is now serving in his 3rd full term in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Since taking office, he has established himself as an influential leader and respected public servant, fighting for good paying jobs, economic growth, and safer communities for Indiana’s working families.  During the 113th Congress, Carson will 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 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, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)
    President, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
    Imam Magid currently serves as the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He is also active in both the interfaith and Islamic community. Imam Magid is the Imam of All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center in Sterling, 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 Nouman Ali Khan, Shaykh 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-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 →

  • Shakiel Humayun

    Shakiel HumayunShaykh Shakiel Humayun was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Baruch College with a BBA in Business Administration. He then completed post graduate studies at the Umm-ul-Qura University in Makkah al-Mukarramah receiving an Associate’s Degree with honors. He continued his studies at the College of Shariah at
    Umm-ul-Qura University. During 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 →

  • Imam Safi Khan

    Imam Safi-KhanImam 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 sirah. He has been a prominent Imam, lecturer, and family and youth counselor in the Washington DC metropolitan area for the past twenty-five years. He has multiple multimedia out on numerous Islamic topics.

  • 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

  • Imam Khalid Latif

    KhalidLatif_profileImam Khalid Latif is a University Chaplain for New York University, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, and a Chaplain for the NYPD.

    He was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU in 2005 where he began to initiate his vision for a pluralistic future on and off campus for American Muslims. He was also appointed Continue reading →

  • Br. Hernán

    Br Hernan GuadalupeHernán Abu Uthman Guadalupe is the co-founder of Hablamos Islam and Hablamos Islam Niños, whose mission is to  provide Spanish da’wah and education-based resources about Islam in the Spanish language. Hernán Guadalupe, whose family is from Ecuador, embraced Islam 13 years ago while earning his Bachelor’s in  Continue reading →

  • Br Abu Sumayyah Lebron

    Br Abu Sumayyah LebronBr Abu Sumayyah Lebron*, who is also known as Abdurrazzaq or Abu Sumayyah, is a Puerto Rican revert who accepted Islam in 1998. He has been a student at Mishkah University since 2006, where he will soon complete his BA in Islamic studies, insha’Allah. He also
    studied Arabic at the prestigious Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He has received training in Continue reading →

  • 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 →

  • Zainab Ismail

    Sr-Zainab-PhotoZainab Ismail has over 20 years of experience as a movement therapist, nutritional coach,personal trainer, and national speaker. Her lengthy years of health and fitness experience prior to Islam involve working with top level athletes and celebrities. Zainab teaches the popular “Fit For Allah” women’s fitness class at Mecca Center in NYC. Zainab is also the Vice President of Nadoona, a fitness movement based in the U.S geared to helping Muslim women in fitness and Continue reading →

  • Mohammed Amer

    Mohammed AmerMohammed Amer is a Kuwaiti-born American stand-up comedian and writer of Palestinian descent. He is best known as one third of comedy trio Allah Made Me Funny.

    Amer is of Palestinian decent, and the youngest of six children. In October 1990, at the age of nine, Amer, Continue reading →

  • Ahmad Hussain (Nasheed Artist)

    Ahmed HussainBorn on the 9th of November 1981 in Sheffield, United Kingdom, Ahmad Hussain is a singer/songwriter and the managing director of IQRA Promotions. He started to explore his interest in music and performance at a very early age. He had high ambitions to move forward in the mainstream music industry until he was met with many challenges.

    The turning point in his life occurred after he Continue reading →