Dr. Sabeel Ahmed
Dr. Sabeel Ahmed is the Director of the GainPeace Project, an outreach project of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). GainPeace.com conducts many outreach oriented projects in Chicago and many cities to educate people about the authentic teachings of Islam. Some of these projects include advertising the message of Islam via Bus, Billboards, trains and newspapers. Dr. Sabeel had given many presentations and workshops on dawah related topics, traveling extensively. Upon completing his medical education Dr. Sabeel decided to become a full-time daee. He was born in India and moved to USA more than 15 years ago. He is married, has two kids, and resides with his family in Skokie, IL. He is currently serving as the president of ICNA Chicago.
Dr. Abu Zayed
Dr. Abu Zayd is the assistant Imam of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, one of the first masajid in NJ. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies from the School of Islamic and Arabic Studies, American Open University as well as numerous traditional licenses (ijazah) in various modes of Quranic recitation, books of hadith and Islamic texts. He holds a general Ijazah to transmit from Shaykh Waleed Idrees Meneese, Dr. Muhammad Akram Nadwi, and the late Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd. He possesses chains of transmission for the Six Books of Hadith from Shaykh Waleed, Dr Nadwi, as well as Shaykh Yaqub al-Qasimi, student of the late Husain Ahmad al-Madani.
Mr. Javaid Siddiqi has been elected as president (Ameer) of ICNA for the 2018-2020 term. Mr. Siddiqi was the ICNA Vice President for Tarbiyah and the Chairman of ICNA Tarbiyah Department. He was also the Chief Operating Officer for Helping Hand USA and is on the ICNA Majlis Ash-Shura.
An Information Technology professional, Mr. Siddiqi currently lives with his family in Lexington, Kentucky.
Sh. Abdool Rahman Khan
Sh. 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. Shayk served as the Resident Scholar and Khateeb (lecturer) at Islamic Foundation, Villa Park, Chicago, Illinois. Is actively involved in the field of Religious Dialog and Social issues. He is the chairman of the Shari’ah Council of Islamic Circle of North America and a member of the Fiqh Council of North America. Shaykh Also serves in the Centrel Majlis-e-Shura of Islamic Circle of North America. He is currently the resident scholar and Imam at Masjid Tawheed in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
Imam Khalid Griggs
Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs accepted Islam in 1972. He is the Imam of The Community Mosque of Winston-Salem in North Carolina. This is a position he has held since 1984. He is also co-chairman of the North Carolina-based Black Leadership Roundtable of Winston-Salem-Forsyth County.
Prof. Khalil Ur Rahman Chishti
An Islamic Researcher, Lecturer, Poet and Dawah worker. Prof. Chishti’s Dawah lectures and courses are unique with the basic purpose to convey the pure, authentic, un-bias, non-sectarian and un-adulterated teachings of Qur’an, Hadith, fiqh and other Islamic disciplines through modern methods, tools and techniques of teaching.
Dr. Anis Ahmad
Anis Ahmad is one of the founders of Islamic Circle of North America. He is a Pakistani social scientist, an educationist, and professor of Islam. He is recipient of award, by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, awarded fellowship by the University of Science Malaysia, also earned meritorious professorship at the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Imam Asif Hirani
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-Deen) from Karachi University and attained his PhD from Al-Madina International University in Tafsir & Uloom-ul-Quran. He is currently serving as a Resident Scholar of Worcester Islamic Center in Massachusetts.
Chaplain, Rutgers University Center for Islamic Life Chaplain Kaiser Aslam is former National Coordinator Largest Muslim Youth Organization, Young Muslims, a project of ICNA. Kaiser was the member of National Shura of ICNA. Kaiser has studied various classical Islamic sciences in his studies within the United States and abroad and holds a Masters degree in Islamic Studies & Muslim-Christian Relations from Hartford Seminary. Kaiser is a public lecturer on Islam, Muslim youth, Interfaith work, Muslim culture, and various other topics.
Dr. Yahya Sufi initially graduated from the Islamic University of Madinah receiving an Associates in Advanced Arabic Sciences and then proceeded to obtain a Bachelors degree in Islamic Law, with high honors from the Faculty of Sharia. After this, he continued his studies to receive a Master’s degree in The Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence with the Master’s Thesis Titled “The Effects of Legal Maxims on Muslim Minority Law” with a recognition of high distinction from the faculty of Sharia. He also has a PhD from Graduate Theological Foundation (GTF) with his dissertation titled “Legal Hermeneutical Principles and Their Application to Rulings Pertinent to New Muslims.”
Imam Rafiq Mahdi
Rafiq Mahdi is a striking figure. He’s tall and wears a traditional Muslim tunic that is bright white—without a speck of dirt in sight—and a white hat. But really, he’s just an everyday dad who happens to be Muslim.
Mahdi plays several roles in the Muslim community in Knoxville. He acts as an unofficial Imam for the organization he help found in 1984, the Muslim Community of Knoxville. He’s also the director of community development for ICNA Relief USA.
Vice President for Tarbiyah. A member of National Shura.
Dr. Muhammad Yunus
Dr. Mohammad Yunus served as President of ICNA for 17 years during 1977 – 2000. He is a member of the ICNA Central Majlis ash-Shura (Consultative Council) and has been a member of ICNA’s General Assembly since 1971. He is a successful cardiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Florida State University, College of Medicine. He is also a scholar of Islam and the Imam/Director at Masjid Dawah in Bonifay, FL. Dr. Yunus has eight children and 25 grandchildren—his son Tayyab Yunus is the former National Coordinator of Young Muslims, ICNA’s youth division, and his daughter Saadia Yunus is Assistant Editor of ICNA’s Message International Magazine.
Imam Jawad Ahmad
Imam Jawad graduated from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan with a Bachelors (with Honors) degree in Usool-uddin (Islamic sciences) with specialization in Tafseer and Hadith.
Br. Omar Tariq has been a part of Young Muslims since 2008. He served as YM NJ SubRegional coordinator in 2012 and in 2013. He also served as YM National Coordinator for the 2016-2017 term. He completed his Bachelors degree in Mathematics at Rutgers-Newark and is currently completing his Masters in Biomedical Sciences at RowanSOM. He enjoys studying tafsir under Imam Asif Hirani and currently leads the National Expansion efforts of Young Muslims.