Student Handbook 2017-2018


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Faculty Members

Our faculty has expertise in diverse fields of Islamic Studies and is committed to providing an enriching educational experience.


Zeinab Mustafa

Masters in Islamic Law, International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan; Bachelors of Law, International University of Africa; Certificate of Arabic, International University of Africa.

Abdul Wahab Saleem

President and Founder, Salik Academy
M.A in Tafsir and Quranic Studies, Al-Madinah International University, Malaysia. Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Insurance, IIBI, UK. B.A in Fiqh and Usool ul Fiqh, King Saud University, Saudia Arabia. Diploma in Arabic Studies and Islamic Culture, King Saud University. Certificates in Hadith and Quranic Tafseer.

Ahmad Kobeisy, PhD

Director, Islamic Learning Foundation, College Point, NY
PhD in  Social Sciences, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs M.S. in Educational Psychology B.S. in Islamic Studies

Gyasi Mckinzie, M.Th

Associate Director for Marketing and Outreach, US Southwest Region, Helping Hands for Relief and Development
Instructor, Al-Kauther Institute. Masters in Theological Studies, Vanderbilt University. B.A., Faculty of Dawah and Usool ul Deen, University of Medina

Haitham Barazanji, M.Th

Imam, Islamic Society of Pinellas County, Florida
Masters in Theology in Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Foundation. B.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems, Oklahoma State University.

Haroon Baqai

Principal, Al Huda School and Hifdh School, College Park, Md.
Founder, The Quran Institute. Quran Recitation Ijazah with Shaikh Mohammad Haqqan, Jeddah, Saudia Arabia. Masters in Management. B.S. in Computer Science, University of Maryland.

Hatem al-Haj, PhD

Dean, College of Islamic Studies, Mishkah University
PhD in Sharia, Al-Jinan University, Lebanon; M.A. in Sharia, American Open University; Board Certification in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Ibrahim Zidan, MS

Scholar of Hadith and Family Law
M.S. in Business Administration, Southern Illinois University; B.A. in Islamic Studies and Arabic, Dar-Ul- Uloom, University of Cairo

Muhammad Sa’eed Alrahawan,PhD

Professor of Hadith, Al-Azhar University
PhD in Hadith, Al-Azhar University; M.A in Hadith Sciences, Al-Azhar University, B.A in Islamic Studies, Faculty of Language and Translation, Al-Azhar University.

Muhammad Salah, PhD

Religious Supervisor of Al-Huda TV
Ph.D in Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Foundation;B.A. in Sharia, Al-Azhar University; Four Year Diploma, Muslim Arts and Arabic Calligraphy

Omar Suleiman

Founder, Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Resident Scholar, Valley Ranch Islamic Center,Texas; Masters in Islamic Finance, Masters in Political History, B.A. in Islamic Studies; B.S. in Accounting

Sarah Sultan, MA

Therapist, Leland House, Centreville, VA.
M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, City University of New York, Brooklyn College; B.S. in Psychology and Biology, CUNY Macaulay Honors College

Zehra Hazratji,

M.A in Fiqh Candidate, Medinah International University; B.A. in Shari’a, Al-Azhar University; B.A in Islamic Studies, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts.