We’re launching our first Candidate Q&A series, and we’re excited to provide a platform for the community to engage our current and future leadership!

Every week, leading up to November, we’ll be interviewing one or two candidates in key races, such as Federal, State, and a few local races, including Sherriff and District Attorney.
Our 45-minute conversations are meant to highlight some of their fundamental platform positions and relevant domestic and international concerns.

Depending on the candidates we’re speaking with, our questions about domestic issues will surround education, healthcare, relational policing, and immigration. We’ll talk about the Uyghurs, West Bank annexation, and the Syrian crisis for international issues.

ACTION –> Do you have questions you’d like to ask? Register below!

The rise of Islamophobia, hate speech, and religious freedom is a vital area of concern both domestically and internationally, and it will be a point of focus with all candidates.

Minaret Foundation is a non-partisan and non-sectarian organization, and we are a 501(c)3. For our Candidate Q&A’s, we have invited candidates from both sides of the aisle in each race, and believe engagement through conversation and dialogue is vital to the success of our community and our nation.

Confirmed Candidates

(We’ll update candidates as more confirm)

Wednesday, 9/9: Mary Nan Huffman (R) for Harris County District Attorney
Tuesday, 9/15: Sri Kulkarni (D) for Congressional District 22
Thursday, 9/17: Jay Sittleburg (D) for Texas Senate District 4
Tuesday, 9/22: Sheriff Ed Gonzalez (D) for Harris County Sheriff
Thursday, 9/24: Rep. Jon Rosenthal (D) for Texas House District 15
Tuesday, 9/29: Constable Trever Nehls (R) for Fort Bend County Sherriff
Wednesday 9/30: Lorena Perez McGill (D) Texas House District 15
Thursday, 10/1: District Attorney Kim Ogg (D) for Harris County District Attorney
Tuesday, 10/6: Eric Fagan (D) for Fort Bend County Sheriff
Wednesday 10/7: Bryan J. Henry (D) for Texas House District 130
Thursday, 10/8: Rep. Dr. Tom Oliverson (R) for Texas House District 130
Tuesday, 10/13: Lacey Hull (R) for Texas House District 138
Wednesday 10/14: Akilah Bacy for House District 138
Thursday, 10/15: Dr. Milinda Morris (R) for Texas Senate District 13
Tuesday 10/20: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D) for CD7
Thursday, 10/22: Joe Danna for Harris County Sheriff

Facebook Link –> https://www.facebook.com/events/356282682207975

If you have any questions or would like to be included in the lineup, please send an email to noor@minaretfoundation.com or give us a ring at (281) 401-9229.




September and October
12:00p – 12:45p





None! But, you’re welcome to donate to their campaigns.



Yes, please!

Steering Committee

Farha Ahmed, Esq.
Muhammad Usman Aijaz
Qaiser Imam
Shapnik Khan
Dr. Sherif Zafraan

Frequent Questions

We’re focused on a few specific races for this cycle and hope to expand it next time around. If you’re a candidate and believe you should be a part of this – we’d love to hear from you! Please send a message to noor@minaretfoundation.com.

While we’d love to speak about every issue of concern to our community, we know that there is a limited amount of time. If you’d like your issue addressed, please register below and ask your question. Every interview will have time set aside specifically for questions from our audience.

Yes! It will be on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.