Confirmed Speakers

Naeem Baig
Naeem BaigChairman National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
Mr. Baig previously served as President of Islamic Circle of North America and on the Majlis Ash-Shura. He is currently the ICNA Vice President for Public Affairs.
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.
Dr. Basyouny Nehela
Dr. Basyouny NehelaDean of Academic Affairs
Dr. Basyouny Nehela holds an M.A. in Fundamentals of Religion, and a Ph.D. with Honors in Da’wa and Islamic Culture, both from Al-Azhar University.
Sh. Suleiman Hani
Sh. Suleiman HaniResident Scholar & AlMaghrib Instructor
Sh. Suleiman has a Master’s from the University of Jordan and a Master’s from Harvard University. He serves at AlMaghrib, Yaqeen, and Resident Scholar in Dearborn, MI
Dr. Asif Hirani
Dr. Asif HiraniResident Scholar of Worcester Islamic Center.
Dr. Asif completed his PhD from Al-Madina International University in Tafsir & Uloom-ul-Quran. He is currently serving as a Resident Scholar of Worcester Islamic Center.
Sh. Yusuf Islahi
Sh. Yusuf IslahiNazim (President) of Jameatus Salehat, Rampur
Member of Markazi Majlis Shura (Central Advisory Committee) for the last five terms. He is also guiding many educational and welfare institutions.
Sh. Hafiz Inayatullah
Sh. Hafiz InayatullahGraduate of International University Islamabad
He currently serves as the Imam of Alhedaya Islamic center of ICNA GA and former president of ICNA Atalanta chapter.
Hiat Saleh
Hiat SalehCommunity Educator at The Family and Youth Institute
Her work within the community has primarily focused on youth, mentor-ship, pre-marriage and marriage education.
Dr. Zahid Bukhari
Dr. Zahid BukhariExecutive Director of ICNA Council for Social Justice
Dr. Bukhari’s research interests focused on Islam in the West; Muslims in America; religion and politics
Dr. Celene Ibrahim
Dr. Celene IbrahimScholar. Author. Consultant.
She is the editor of One Nation, Indivisible: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2019).
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Mufti Ikram ul HaqResident Imam of Masjid Al-Islam in North Smithfield RI
Mufti Ikram is passionately involved in activities outside the Masjid as well such as delivering lectures at various colleges and universities…
Dr. Saima Sandhu
Dr. Saima SandhuPh.D. in Psychology, Capella University, MO
I believe in the saying “practice what you preach”. I am honestly convinced that all problems have solutions. There is never a problem that comes with a stop sign.
Imam Abdur Rahman Ahmad
Imam Abdur Rahman AhmadResident Scholar at Islamic Center of Sharon
Shaykh AbdurRahman Hashim Ahmad was born in 1977 in Lackawanna, New York. Both of his parents converted to Islam in the early seventies.
Nihal Ahmad Khan
Nihal Ahmad KhanDirector of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Connecticut
Nihal Ahmad Khan is a regular writer and speaker on the Islamic sciences, community building, interfaith dialogue, and mental health awareness.
Imam Dr. Khalid Nasr
Imam Dr. Khalid NasrResident Scholar at Islamic Center of Quincy
PhD in hanafi jurisprudence – Cairo University 2010.
Ejaza in 10 Quranic recitations from high ranked sheikhs with the shortest chain of
Aliya Banister
Aliya BanisterClinical Therapist at ICNA Relief USA
Licensed Clinical Therapist with eight years of Clinical Social Work, School Counseling, Youth Program Development, Group Facilitation, Domestic Violence.
Dr. Suheil Laher
Dr. Suheil LaherAcademic Dean at Fawakih, an Arabic language institute
After studying electrical engineering at MIT, he earned an M.A. in Religious Studies from Boston University and recently completed his Ph.D. in…
Imam Saud Ajani
Imam Saud AjaniFounding member of Al-Tewheed Islamic Center Brooklyn
Imam Saud Ajani, born in Germany. Elementary, High School and Electro-technical Engineering in Bosnia. Religious studies in Bosnia and Saudi Arabia.
Sr. Sumaiya Zama
Sr. Sumaiya ZamaDirector of Community Advocacy and Education at CAIR-MA
Experienced community organizer with a demonstrated history of working in the civic & social organizations.
Dr. John Robbins
Dr. John RobbinsFounding Executive Director of the CAIR Massachusetts
He received his Ph.D. in Literature from Cornell University at the age of 27, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Sr. Nazia Ashraful
Sr. Nazia AshrafulDirector of Government Affairs at CAIR-MA
Civic Engagement and Legislative Advocate for Massachusetts’s Muslim communities. Experienced in legislative and electoral political work.
Anwar Kazmi
Anwar KazmiPresident at DAA Enterprises, Inc.
Rami Kawas
Rami KawasExecutive Director and Instructor at Oaktree Institute
He is a graduate of Qalam Islamic Seminary class of 2016 and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Psychology from Harvard University.
Sh. Abdelmeneim Mokassabi
Sh. Abdelmeneim MokassabiImam & Chief Instructor
Sh. Abdelmeneim found his true expertise in Quran memorization and tafsir. With a certification in recitation and scripture from the Ministry of Endowments.