Board of Directors

​Azhar Azeez

President

Azhar Azeez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re elected to his second term in 2016.

​Dr. Altaf Husain

ISNA Vice President, United States

Dr. Altaf Husain has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering a M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Work. He was elected as ISNA Vice President in 2014 and served formerly as a board member and chair of the Leadership Development Committee. His past service to the community includes serving as a two-term national president of the Muslim Students Association and an executive committee member of the Muslim Alliance in North America.

​Pervez Nasim

Vice President, Canada

Br. Pervez Nasim has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Certified Management Accountant. He is a founding member and Chair of the Board of the Islamic Co-operative Housing Corporation Ltd., among the first interest-free home ownership and investment projects in North America, and for which he has been volunteering his time since its inception in 1980 in Toronto. He was elected ISNA Vice President Canada in 2014.

​Safiah Chowdhury

Community Representative

​Faizul Khan

Community Representative

Imam Faizul R Khan is the founding member of the Islamic Society of Washington Area (ISWA), a growing, diversified and religious community that started in 1973 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Imam Khan has been involved in social, religious, cultural, educational, and outreach programs in the community for over forty years. He is the Imam of ISWA, Board Member of the National Council of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), General Secretary of Council of Muslim Organizations (CMO) in the Washington Metropolitan Area, and serves as Director of four other regional Islamic Organizations.

He has received thirteen national awards in the field of Domestic Violence, Social Services, and Volunteerism, and was named among the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by Georgetown University in 2011.

He has published a book on the Life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The Journal of Religion and Abuse published his article on Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence and the Washington Post on his article in Capital Pulpit on 911. He has appeared on every major national network  in USA and the DC Examiner, and the Muslim Link Newspapers. He is also involve  in the   Montgomery County  Democratic Central Committee  in Silver Spring, Maryland, Precinct 13-15.and serves as Chairman of the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council.

​Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam Malik

Community Representative

Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam Malik, married, have five children, originally from Pakistan, living in Houston, Texas for the last forty one years. His education includes M.A.(Economics) LL.B. (Major in Shari‘ah), MBA (Major in Accounting), Ph.D. (Business Administration).

Worked as a Professor for 3 years, as an Attorney for 5 years, Audit Management for 18 years in a major U.S. Corporation and now he has dedicated his life for conveying the Message of Allah. Academic work includes: Translation of the meanings of Al-Qur’an, Al-Qur’an Software, Al-Zakah and Al-Wasiyyah manuals and softwares, and Al-Da‘wah Booklet called “What is Islam and Who are the Muslims?”

​Ahmed J. Quereshi

Community Representative

Ahmed J. Quereshi is the President of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, a position to which he was first elected in 2009 and an organization that he has served in various leadership capacities for 25 years. Since 2003, he has served on the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee’s board of directors and most recently has been re-elected to its Executive Committee as Treasurer. Br. Quereshi is an attorney practicing law in Wisconsin with a concentration in civil litigation, employment law and commercial transactions, primarily representing employers and businesses. He is married and is the proud father of three children.

 

​Abdul Hamid Samra

Community Representative

​Iqbal Unus

Member

In community service since 1970, Iqbal J. Unus has served as President of Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada (1975), ISNA Secretary General, Member of ISNA Majlis, Vice President and Trustee of All Dulles Area Muslim Society, President of Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers, Executive Member of Council of Muslim Organizations of Greater Washington, and member or chair of several local and national committees. He is a trustee of Amana Mutual Funds Trust and director-at-large of United Nations Association of National capital Area. He has received community service awards from CAIR National (2011) and ISNA (2012).

​M. Affan Badar

Member

​Asra Ali

Member

Dr. Asra Ali is a practicing dentist and a clinical faculty member/assistant professor at Midwestern University. She was a recipient of the Muslim Women’s Alliance 2016 Inspiring Women Award. She is a member of ISNA’s 5 Year Strategic Planning Committee, ISNA Narrative Committee and ISNA Sustainers Circle. She is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the ISNA Annual Convention Steering Committee.

​Julie Belz

Member

Dr. Julie Belz (PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1997) joined the faculty of the English Department in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts in 2007 where she is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and World Language and Cultures and the Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She was a Community Representative on the board of directors of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) from 2013-2015.

​Sehrish Siddiqui

Member

Sehrish is a corporate attorney from Memphis, Tennessee.  A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, she has been named to the Mid-South Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars as well as the Lawyers’ of Color National Hotlist. Sehrish is an active member of her local Muslim and greater communities, serving on the Boards of non-profits dedicated to civic engagement, political advocacy and service to one of the nation’s poorest zip codes.  Sehrish has been involved with the Muslim Youth of North America and MSA National since grade school.  As the youngest of ISNA’s elected Majlis Ash-Shura members, Sehrish hopes to bring new perspectives and ideas.

​Ziauddin Mahmood

Member

​Zeyn Patel

Member

Zeyn Patel is a graduate of the University of Texas. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Argus Talent, a Houston based staffing company. He is a member of ISNA Founders Committee and ISNA Majid Development Committee. He is also co-organizer of ISNA Young Professional Banquet at the Annual ISNA Convention and ISNA Entrepreneurial Competition. He is a board member of Risala Foundation in Houston, TX. Zeyn lives in Texas with his wife, Hafsa, and two kids.

​S. Masroor Shah

Designated Representative, Association of Muslim Scientists, Engineers and Technology Professionals

​Mohamed Bekkari

Chairman, Canadian Islamic Trust

​Safaa Zarzour

Chairman, Council of Islamic Schools of North America

​Dr. Asif Malik

President, Islamic Medical Association of North America

​Kenan Basha

President, Muslim Students Association of US & Canada

​Alaa Abdeldaeim

President, MYNA

​Muzammil Siddiqi

Board Chair, North American Islamic Trust

ISNA Executive Council

​Azhar Azeez

President

Azhar Azeez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re elected to his second term in 2016.

​Dr. Altaf Husain

Vice President, United States

Dr. Altaf Husain has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering a M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Work. He was elected as ISNA Vice President in 2014 and served formerly as a board member and chair of the Leadership Development Committee. His past service to the community includes serving as a two-term national president of the Muslim Students Association and an executive committee member of the Muslim Alliance in North America.

​Pervez Nasim

Vice President, Canada

Br. Pervez Nasim has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Certified Management Accountant. He is a founding member and Chair of the Board of the Islamic Co-operative Housing Corporation Ltd., among the first interest-free home ownership and investment projects in North America, and for which he has been volunteering his time since its inception in 1980 in Toronto. He was elected ISNA Vice President Canada in 2014.

​Lubabah Abdullah

Central Zone, United States

Lubabah Abdullah is an attorney in St. Louis, Missouri concentrating her practice on Immigration law, Family law, and is focusing much of her attention on Estate Planning. Her service to the community includes serving her MSA chapter during her undergraduate years to host the MSA National Central Zone conference. She has served on ISNA’s Legal Affairs Committee for the past 5 years and served two-terms on the board of MSA National as Vice-President (US) and Treasurer.

​Ahmed Shaikh

West Zone, United States

Ahmed Shaikh, an Attorney based in Southern California, is an expert in Islamic Inheritance and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California. He has served on ISNA’s Endowment Committee since 2009 and has served on various boards in Southern California.  He is also a columnist at Muslimmatters and writes about topics ranging from Elder Abuse to Civil Rights.

​Farhan Syed

East Zone, United States

Farhan Syed has been active member of his local community by serving in various leadership roles. He played an active role during the early years of the founding of the Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA). He helped establish the first regional zone (MSA-SEZ) of MSA National in 1994 and was elected as the East Zone representative (US) for MSA National (1995-1997). His involvement with ISNA directly came at a most critical time in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, when ISNA decided to hold the annual convention in Chicago, IL in 2002 where served as the ISNA Convention Steering Committee Vice-Chair.

​Mohamed Magid

Past President