Dr. Muneer Fareed served as the Secretary General of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) [2006-2008]. Prior to ISNA Secretary General position, Dr. Fareed was an associate professor of Islamic studies in the Department of Near Eastern and Asian Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His fields of interest include Qur'anic studies, Islamic legal reform, and Islam in the modern world. To his credit, he has several journal articles, a monograph entitled 'Legal Reform in the Muslim World' and translations of classics of the Islamic world; including the SÃra Nabawiyya of Ibn Kathir, The Muqaddima of Ibn SalÃ¡h, and 'l-ItqÃ¡n fi 'UlÃºm 'l-Qur'an of SuyÃºti. He received a diploma in Arabic Language and Literature from King Abdul Aziz University in Mecca and an IjÃ¡za in Classical Islamic Studies from Darul-Uloom in Deoband, India and a doctorate in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan--Ann Arbor. Since the 1980s he has served the American Muslim community in various capacities, including imam and scholar-in-residence for the Muslim community in metropolitan Detroit.