We Build Relationships
Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand if he cannot, then with his tongue. If he cannot, then with his heart – and that would be the weakest of faith.”
Our mission is to lift American Muslim voices for sustainable change through multi-faith and civic engagement.
Our vision is to see a world where the celebration of our faith and cultural diversity is no longer an exception, but the norm.
We’ll achieve our goals through strategic programming, education, domestic and global advocacy, we’re leveraging our community’s diversity to change the world.
Since 2009, we’ve focused on building and cultivating relationships to help engage the Muslim community at multiple levels of civic society.
Learning about one another by working with each other has proven time and again to be the best way to embrace the complexities and blessings of our incredible diversity.
Inspired by traditions of bridge-building and justice in Islam, we’re committed to joining with faith communities to advocate for issues of mutual interest, and we hope you’ll join us on this journey to change our world together.
We believe, in order to develop long-term relationships and engage the Muslim community, we must be mission-driven and accountable. The success of our goals is measured by how well we engage our community and our partners in three areas of focus.
SHARIQ ABDUL GHANIDIRECTOR
ZAIN KHANPROGRAM COORDINATOR
ZAINA SIDDIQUEADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
MACEY MARKOWITZDEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
NOOR SALEHGOVERNMENT RELATIONS
ABIGAIL LEVINEGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
SAMRA HAFEEZGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
ASHLEY SMITHGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
JANNELLY MARTINEZGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
JORDAN ZAVAREEIGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
BENNETT DAVIESGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
HEBA MOHIUDDINGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
RYLAND GROUNDSWEBSITE DESIGN
THOMAS LIEBENOWWEBSITE DESIGN
AILEEN CARRETODIGITAL DESIGN
SUFYAN FAROOQPROJECT MANAGEMENT
JANA THOMAS-REIDVIDEO PRODUCTION
CATHERINE LINGRANTS & DEVELOPMENT
TIM JORGENSONGRANTS & DEVELOPMENT
MARYAM MEHBOOBGRANTS & DEVELOPMENT
SHAYKH WALEED BASYOUNI, Ph.D
Seen as our senior scholar, Dr. Basyouni offers a great deal of guidance for our Foundation and is one of the most influential leaders of the da’wah in the west. He is an imam and an active member of multiple Islamic organizations and societies.
An imam, scholar, neurologist, and board member, Dr. Hamid provides invaluable knowledge to our Foundation. He is also the founder of Wasat Institute, which brings together his two passions: healthcare and the beauty of Islam.
Dr. Zafraan is an anesthesiologist and the president of the Texas Medical Board, along with memberships with multiple other medical groups. He has a passion for healthcare and helping those in his community.
With over 15 years of experience as a Texas attorney, Farha has focused on representing her clients with compassion, while also involving herself in community efforts in Sugar Land and beyond.
A senior technologist at day and an artist at night, Ather brings a lot to the table for us. He is a co-founder of the Islamic Arts Society, which aims to build bridges between communities through art.