Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Mohsin Ansari
Dr. Mohsin AnsariPresident, ICNA
Dr. Mohsin Ansari is the current President of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). He has been with ICNA, serving in different capacities for the past three decades. He previously served as the Chairman of ICNA Relief and Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD).
Imam Siraj Wahhaj
Imam Siraj WahhajImam of America
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is a globally recognized Islamic Leader. With over 40 years experience of sharing riveting messages that have sparked the minds and inspired the soul. His message is rooted in hope, faith and the power of redemption.
Sh. Yasir Qadhi
Sh. Yasir QadhiResident Scholar of the East Plano Islamic Center
He has authored several books, published academic articles, and appeared on numerous satellite and TV stations around the globe. His online videos are of the most popular and highly-watched Islamic videos in English.
Sh. Omar Suleiman
Sh. Omar SuleimanFounder and President of the Yaqeen Institute
Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU
Sh. Abdur Rahman Khan
Sh. Abdur Rahman KhanChair, ICNA Shariah Council
Sh. Abdur Rahman Khan is a member of ICNA and the Chairman of the ICNA Shariah Council. He’s a member of the Fiqh Council of North America.
Rami Kawas
Rami KawasExecutive Director and Instructor at Oaktree Institute
Rami is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Human Developmental Psychology from Harvard University Extension School.
Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda
Sh. Abdul Nasir JangdaFounder and Director of Qalam Institute
Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda latest projects include Quran Intensive, Khateeb Training, chronicling of the Prophetic Biography at www.qalaminstitute.org
Imam Suhaib Webb
Imam Suhaib WebbScholar
He is currently the resident scholar at the ICNYU and teaches a course at NYU on Islamic Law and Ethics.
Sh. Saad Tasleem
Sh. Saad TasleemInstructor, Al-Maghrib
Shaykh Saad studied Art History, Modern Art, Graphic Design, and Psychology at the University of Maryland. He then went on to study in the Islamic University of Madinah
Sh. Yaser Birjas
Sh. Yaser BirjasHead of Theory Department, Al-Maghrib
Started his career in Electronic Engineering, then he graduated as class Valedictorian with the highest honors from The Islamic University of Madinah.
Dr. Altaf Husain
Dr. Altaf HusainVice President, ISNA
Dr. Altaf Husain serves as Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs at Howard University. He has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering a M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Work.
Ustadh Abdel Rahman Murphy
Ustadh Abdel Rahman MurphyMuslim Chaplain, and Assistant Imam.
Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a Bachelor’s in Teaching of English and Religious Studies.
Imam Khalid Griggs
Imam Khalid GriggsEditor, The Message Magazine and Vice President, ICNA
Imam Khalid is Imam of the Community Mosque of Winston-Salem. He is a human rights and prison reform activist and author of Come Let Us Change This World: A Brief History of the Islamic Party in North America.
Sh. Waleed Basyouni
Sh. Waleed BasyouniVice-President of AlMaghrib Institute
Senior Scholar. Head of Islamic Theology and Ethics Department. Master’s in Islamic Theology, World Religions and Modern Religious Sects.
Dr. Suzy Ismail
Dr. Suzy IsmailVisiting Professor at DeVry University, NJ
She specializes in presenting a range of communication seminars and workshops at major corporations, conferences and events.
Ieasha Prime
Ieasha Prime
She studied Arabic, Quran at the Fajr Institute and general Islamic studies in other institutes in Cairo, Egypt.  After two years in Egypt, she enrolled in Dar al Zahra, Islamic University for Women in Yemen.
Dr. Jimmy Jones
Dr. Jimmy JonesProfessor of world religions.
Prof. Jones appears frequently in the media and is often invited to speak about religion, Islam, African American studies, and diversity in the United States and abroad.
Sh. Suleiman Hani
Sh. Suleiman HaniDirector of Academic Affairs, AlMaghrib Institute
Sh. Suleiman has a Master’s from the University of Jordan and a Master’s from Harvard University. He serves AlMaghrib Institute, Yaqeen Institute, and as a Resident Scholar in Dearborn.
Imam Asif Hirani
Imam Asif HiraniResident Scholar of Worcester Islamic Center
Dr. Asif Hirani completed his Bachelors of Business Administration in Fashion designing before switching gears to the pursuit of Islamic Studies. He has completed his Masters in Islamic Studies (Usul-ud-din) from…
Dr. Sabeel Ahmed
Dr. Sabeel AhmedExecutive Director of the GainPeace Project
After completing his medical education from the Carribean, he decided to dedicate his time as a *full-time (daee) educator of Islam* to tackle Islamophobia.
Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy
Sh. Mohammad ElshinawyResearch Fellow at Yaqeen Institute
Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy currently serves as the resident scholar at IECPA (Islamic Education Center of PA). He is a graduate of English Literature. Studied briefly at the Islamic University of Madinah (Hadith College). Studying at Mishkah University.
Hussam Qutub
Hussam QutubSVP and National Sales Manager, Guidance Residential
Hussam is one of the Islamic Home Financing experts and oversees all seven regions and 34 offices under Guidance Residential.
Salman Ali
Salman AliSVP, Regional Sales Manager of Guidance Residential
Salman is a leader on Islamic Home Financing and differentiates how Guidance is not a bank.
Dr. Madiha Tahseen
Dr. Madiha TahseenResearch Fellow and a Community Educator
Dr. Madiha Tahseen is a Research Fellow and a Community Educator at The Family and Youth Institute, or the FYI. She holds a PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
Dr. Hatem Bazian
Dr. Hatem BazianScholar of religion, politics, and globalization.
Dr. Bazian is also a professor in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and an adviser to the Religion, Politics, and Globalization Center.
Dunia Shuaib
Dunia ShuaibCertified Marriage Educator, Radio Show Host.
she has been doing extensive research to pinpoint the problems in Muslim marriages in the West and find practical solutions.
Ustadh Majed Mahmoud
Ustadh Majed MahmoudTeaches with Al-Maghrib Institute.
As he travels worldwide lecturing about different aspects of Islam, Majed works full-time as a mechanical engineer and teaches with Al-Maghrib Institute.
Zahra Billoo
Zahra BillooCivil Rights Attorney and the Executive Director of CAIR San Francisco
Zahra is frequently seen at mosques and universities, workshops as a part of CAIR’s grassroots efforts to empower the American Muslim community.
Sh. Suhail Mulla
Sh. Suhail MullaDirector of the Los Angeles branch of the Khalil Center
Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA and another Bachelor’s Degree in Shari’ah (Islamic Law) from one of the world’s most prestigious Islamic seminaries – Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.
Ustadha Lobna Mulla
Ustadha Lobna MullaMotivational speaker and community educator
Lobna is a recent graduate of Chapman University with a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting. She is the creator of the YouTube channel, Double Shot Mocha Productions
Rev. Dr. William Joseph Barber II
Rev. Dr. William Joseph Barber IIPresident and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach
He is the author of four books: We Are Called To Be A Movement; Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing…
Imam Jawad Ahmed
Imam Jawad AhmedResident Imam of Islamic Society of North Jersey
Coordinator of 877-Why-Islam Dawah Hotline for last 15 years, managing
team of 25 daees over phone 24/7 hotline.
Hernán Guadalupe, MEng.
Hernán Guadalupe, MEng.Doctor of Business Administration
He is the co-founder of Hablamos Islam and a professor at ICNA National Dawah Academy.
Mohammed Hijab
Mohammed HijabHijab is now doing his PhD in the Philosophy of Religion
Mohammed Hijab is a debater and public speaker who engages in discussions and polemics on a wide variety of topics including religion, politics and society.
Shaykha Dr. Rania Awaad
Shaykha Dr. Rania AwaadClinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Awaad has pioneered in founding the first Muslim Mental Health Community Advisory Board (BAMMH CAB) in the US.
Dr. Farhan Abdul Azeez
Dr. Farhan Abdul AzeezEmergency Medicine Physician
Farhan Abdul Azeez was born and raised in Michigan. His passion for Islam led him to study Arabic and Tajweed during the summer of 2004 in Egypt.
Sh. Ismael Essa
Sh. Ismael EssaDirector of Tarteel Academy at MCGP, NJ.
Graduated from Al-Azhar University, with an Ijaza for Specialization in the Qur’anic Sciences and the ten recitations.
Dr. Kia Jahed
Dr. Kia JahedMusculoskeletal and Interventional Radiologist
Lecturer and Educator in the broader DC metro community
Youssra Kamal Kandil
Youssra Kamal KandilMotivational Speaker
Youssra Kamel Kandil is a motivational speaker whose talks inspire and uplift all.
Sh. Joe Bradford
Sh. Joe BradfordCo-founder of MyWassiyah.com
As Shariah advisor to Zoya Finance, Joe has contributed in bring values to life, creating an app that makes halal investing easy.
Nahela Morales
Nahela Morales Co-Founder of Embrace
She is currently pursuing her Masters in Divinity at Bayan Islamic Graduate School accredited through Chicago Theological Seminary.
Sh. Navaid Aziz
Sh. Navaid AzizDirector of Public Relations at Al-Maghrib
In 2009 Navaid began his work as a family and youth counsellor. He has lectured across five continents and over 20 countries thus far.
Imam Khalid Latif
Imam Khalid LatifUniversity Chaplain for NYU and Executive Director
Imam Latif is a sought after speaker, having been invited to share his insights and experiences to diverse audiences all over the world.
Dr. Ihsan Bagby
Dr. Ihsan BagbyAssociate Professor Islamic Studies University of Kentucky
He published the results of the first comprehensive study of mosques in America
Mohamed Shallan
Mohamed ShallanConsumer Research Manager at Google
Mohamed serves the NJ community by giving Khutbahs, lectures and classes in many Universities and Masajid.
Sh. Abdullah Waheed
Sh. Abdullah WaheedStudied the 7 year extensive Shariah program in Toronto.
Sh. Abdullah travels across North America for khutbas, workshops, and seminars.
Dr. Farjana Khan
Dr. Farjana KhanFaculty for the Department of Education
Dr. Khan speaks about pertinent taboo topics to help society at large.
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