Joint Letter: From American Muslims to President-Elect Trump
November 24, 2016

Dear President-Elect Trump,

As American Muslims committed to the values of our faith and the principles that underpin our country’s democracy, we write to express serious concerns about policies proposed during your campaign as well as announcements regarding appointments to your upcoming administration.

Muslims have been an integral part of the United States since its founding when the first slave ships arrived on its shores. Today, millions of American Muslims are among the country’s most diverse faith groups, representing seventy-seven countries, with African-Americans, South Asians and Arab Americans making up three quarters of our community. Muslims have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice in every war since the American Revolution with more than 3,939 Muslims serving honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces, today and many more in law enforcement.

In fact, Americans who are Muslim contribute positively to every aspect of our society. Representative examples include U.S. Congressmen Keith Ellison and Andre Carson; U.S. Olympic medalists Ibtihaj Muhammad and Dalila Muhammad; Fazlur Rahman Khan, an engineer who designed the world’s tallest skyscrapers in Chicago; Ahmed Zewail, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; and Shahid Khan, owner of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. We serve our nation as teachers, business owners, factory workers, cab drivers, doctors, lawyers, law enforcement and firefighters.

The values we hold align with those of the overwhelming majority of Americans. According to a recent study by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), Muslims are as likely as Protestants to have a strong American identity. American Muslims who view their faith as important are more likely to say being American is central to their identity. And, those who regularly attend mosques are more likely to be civically engaged.

Like other Americans, we love our country and are committed to preserving religious freedom, equal opportunity and equal protection under the law for all. As our President-Elect, one of your duties is to ensure our collective safety and security. This includes protecting the First Amendment rights of all Americans to freely practice their faith, without fear, intimidation or reprisal. This is a particularly critical duty now as the FBI recently reported a 67 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2015.

During and immediately following this year’s presidential election cycle, American Muslim organizations received more reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes than any other period of time since 9/11. Your recent denunciation of such behavior on 60 Minutes was a positive first step, and we urge you to clearly and strongly condemn bigotry, hate crimes and bias-based school bullying directed at any American, including American Muslims. We call on you to make mutual respect and acceptance a hallmark of your presidency.

Furthermore, along with many other Americans, we are deeply troubled by reports that your team is actively considering proposals that would target Muslims based on religion and violate their Constitutional rights. Advisors and members of your transition team have proposed a registry of Muslim immigrants and visitors to this country. Shockingly, an advisor cited the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II - one of the most shameful moments in our nation’s history - as precedent for targeting Muslims.

We call on you to appoint individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to serving and defending the Constitutional rights of all Americans. It is deeply concerning that you have announced the appointment of individuals to your upcoming Administration with a well documented history of outright bigotry directed at Muslims or advocating that Muslims should not have the same rights as their fellow Americans. We urge you to reconsider and reject such candidates.

Just as with previous administrations, we will continue to engage all levels of our government to make America great. As engaged citizens, we also pledge to holding you and all elected officials accountable for upholding our Constitution and the equal protections it guarantees. We will raise our voices together with all Americans who share our concerns to protect these values.

We wish you success in upholding our country's founding principles and for a future of progress for all Americans.


Amin Aaser - Managing Director, Noor Kids
Dr. Fadia M. Abaza - Co-Director, Islamic Education & Resources Network
Qutaibah Abbasi - Imam, Duncanville Islamic Center
Seham Abdala - Director, Islamic Networks Group New Jersey (ING-NJ)
Roann Abdeladl - Founder, Youth Interfaith
Rana Abdelhamid - Founding President, Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE)
Engy Abdelkader - Senior Fellow, Georgetown University
Abdifatah Abdi - Cofounder, Ummah Project
Dr. Afu Mohammad Abdul - Board Member, Auburn Islamic Center
Imam Benjamin Abdul-Haqq - Senior Consultant, Islamic Consultants of America
Kashif Abdul-karim - Imam, Muhammad Islamic Center
Johari Abdul-Malik - Imam, Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center
Husain Abdullah - Co-Founder, Ashab Network
Yusuf Abdullah - Imam, Masjid Al-Islam
Habon Abdulle - Executive Director, Women Organizing Women (WOW) Network
Khalil Abdur-Rashid - President and Founder, Islamic Seminary of America
Zerqa Abid - Founder & President, MY Project USA
Mira Abou Elezz - Chaplain, Providence Health & Services
Mousa Abudaabes - Chairman, McKinney Islamic Association
Khamis Abu-Hasaballah - President, Farmington Valley American Muslim Center
Aly Abualieen - Board Member, Apex Mosque
Mohamed AbuTaleb - Imam, Islamic Association of Raleigh
Abdisalam Adam - Board Member, Islamic Civic Society of America
Iyad Afalqa - Vice Chair, Arab American Caucus of California Democratic Party
Sadaf Agha - Outreach Committee, Islamic Center of Irvine
Abdurrahman Ahmad - Imam, Islamic Center of New England
Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad - Muslim Chaplain, American University
Shakila T. Ahmad - President, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Umair Ahmad - Board Member and Resident Scholar, Mihraab Foundation
Habeeb Ahmed - President-Elect, Islamic Center of Long Island
Dr. Kamal Ahmed - President, Placid Express
Mahtabuddin Ahmed - President, Baitul Islam Masjid and Community Center
Dr. Muzammil Ahmed - Chairperson, Michigan Muslim Community Council
Rafi Uddin Ahmed - Chairman of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Muslim Association of Virginia
Rashid Ahmed - President, PAKUS TV
Roohe Ahmed - Board member, Rahmah Foundation
Sabeel Ahmed - Director, GainPeace - ICNA
Dr. Shabina Ahmed - Endocrinologist, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Shamira Chothia Ahmed - Co-Founder, The Rahmah Foundation
Yasin Ahmed - Chaplain, Trinity College
Zaheeruddin Ahmed - Board Member, Islamic Education Institute of Texas
Ziad Ahmed - Founder and President, redefy
Mohammad Ahsanullah - Board Member, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)
Usman Akhtar - Imam, Danbury Masjid
Omaira Alam - Program Director, Islamic Teacher Education Program
Sara Alattar - Team Educate Lead, Muslim American Society - Chicago
Hadir Alayoubi - Executive Director, Islamic Cultural Association
Nuha Al-Fahham - Co-Director, Islamic Education and Resources Network
Mowlid Ali - Imam, Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman
Najee Ali - President, Project Islamic Hope
Imam Nadim Sulaiman Ali - Convener, Council of Masajid of Metro Atlanta
Abdullah bin Hamid Ali - Senior Faculty of Islamic Law, Zaytuna College
Robia Amjad - President, Princeton Muslim Advocates for Social Justice & Individual Dignity (MASJID)
Bassem Alhalabi, PhD - President, Islamic Center of Boca Raton
Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam - Founding Member, Islamic Psychology Research Collaborative
Mohamed Almasmari - Executive Director , Michigan Muslim Community Council
Salam Al-Marayati- President, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Osama Al-Qasem - President, Council on American Islamic Relations Philadelphia (CAIR-PA)
Dr. Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini - President, Shia Muslim Council of Southern California
Nuha Alfahham - Co-director, ILEARN / Islamic Networks Group affiliate
Asra Ali - Board Member, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Sajid Ali - Imam, Islamic Association of Forth Worth
Shamsi Ali - President / Director, Nusantara Foundation & Jamaica Muslim Center
Arshia Ali-Khan - Director, Development and Communications, American Islamic College
Dr. Debbie Almontaser - Founding and Former Principal, Khalil Gibran International Academy
Hamada Hamid Altalib - President, Institute for Muslim Mental Health
Eman Hassaballa Aly - Co-Founder, Collaboryst
Shahed Amanullah - Co-Founder, Affinis Labs
Suehaila Amen - Board Member, Michigan Muslim Community Council
Miriam Amer - Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations Iowa Chapter (CAIR-Iowa)
Saima Anjam - Chapter Liaison, American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)
Zafar Anjum - Imam, Islamic Center of Frisco
Sahar Alsahlani - Board Member, Religions for Peace, USA
Sabiha Ansari - Co-Founder, American Muslim Consumer Consortium (AMCC)
Abdullah T. Antepli - Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs, Duke University
Bilal Rashad Ali - Imam, Gainesville Islamic Cultural Center
Marwa Aly - Chaplain, Association of College Muslim Chaplains
Naveed Anjum - Chairman, Islamic School of Miami
Alim Ansari - Board Member, South Texas Islamic Center
M. Arshad Anwar - Imam, Roswell Community Masjid
Shazia Anwar - Board Member, IQRA for Peace
Noor Anwer - Owner, Ameen Academy
Moheb Argand - President, Islamic Society of Tracy
April Arman - Board President, Resources and Help Against Marital Abuse (RAHAMA)
Dr. Sameh Asal - Imam, Birmingham Islamic Society
Mazen Asbahi - Partner , Roetzel & Andress, LPA
Gulame Asif - Board Member, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Kaiser Aslam - Chaplain, Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University
Dr. Rose Aslan - Assistant Professor, California Lutheran University
Aref Assaf - President & Founder, American Arab Forum
Omar Awad - CEO & President, The Islamic Center of Passaic County
Nihad Awad - National Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Hashem Awnallah - Senior Adviser, Pure Hands, Inc
Maryam Ayam - President & CEO, Assertive Security Services & Consulting Group, Inc
Hussam Ayloush - Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations - Greater Los Angeles (CAIR-LA)
Azhar Azeez - President, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Saima Azfar - Director of Operations, Islamic Circle of North America Relief Midwest Region (ICNA)
Sahar F. Aziz - Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
Sufia Azmat - Executive Director, Council of Islamic Schools in North America
Ihsan Bagby - Board Member, Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)
Azra Baig - Board Member, South Brunswick Board of Education
Ehsan Baig - Board Member, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS Center)
Moujahed M. Bakhach - Imam, Mediation Institute of North Texas
Haleh Banani - Founder, 5 Pillars of Marriage, Pillars of Psychology
Ayah Bany-Mohammed - Teacher, Muslim Community of Maryville
Abbas Barzegar - Professor, Georgia State University
Bahar Bastani M.D. - Secretary General & Treasurer, Shia Islamic Education Center
Hazem Bata - Executive Director, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Hatem Bazian - Co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology, Zaytuna College & UC Berkeley
Ahmed Bedier - Founder, United Voices for America
Ahmed Bedir - Board Member, Masjid Alrawdah
Mohamed Behairy, MD - Director, Alazhar School
Aicha Belabbes - MoZone Peer Educator, Mount Holyoke College
Essma Bengabsia - President, The Muslim Network
Omar Benmoussa - Board Member, American Muslim Center
Fouad Berry - Chairman, Islamic Institute of Knowledge
Eman Beshtawii - Founder, Hedaya Islamic Center
Alejandro Beutel - Researcher, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
Abdul Aziz Bhuiyan - Chairperson, Hillside Islamic Center
Arif Bilal - Imam, Masjid Al-Mu'minun
Said Bilani - Founder & President, The Stand Up 2 Osteoarthritis Organization, Franklin & Marshall College
Yasmina Blackburn - Board Member, MyJihad, Inc.
Chris Blauvelt - Founder & CEO, LaunchGood
Abdelhamid Bourote - Co-Founder, Outreach Community and Reform Center of Malden Masjid
Cynthia S. Brown - Board Member, CAIR-NJ
Mariam Bsharat - Board Member, Inspiring American Muslim Youth (IAMY)
Zahid Bukhari - Executive Director, Islamic Circle of North America Council for Social Justice (ICNA-CSJ)
Shawn Butt - Co-Founder, New Jersey Muslim Voters Project
Na'eem Ahmed Cajee - Director, Malcolm X Community Servants Corps
Olivia Cantu - South Florida Director, EmergeUSA
Adem Carroll - Founder, Muslim Progressive Traditionalist Alliance
Saffet A. Catovic - Chairman, Green Muslims of New Jersey
Rachid Chakri - Board memberm Outreach Community and Reform Center of Malden Masjid
Farook Chandiwala - Chairman, Birmingham Interfaith Human Rights Committee
Mujahid Chandoo - President, Shia Ithna-asheri Jamaat of Los Angeles (SIIJLA)
Ismaeel Chartier - Imam, Islamic Association of Cincinnati
M. Aftab Chaudhry - Assistant Professor, St. Louis Community College
Rabia Chaudry - Attorney & Author, "Adnan's Story"
Zainab Chaudry - Board Member, Interfaith Action for Human Rights
Saad Chaudry - Founder & Developer, Qawi Capital
Numaan Cheema - Imam & Resident Scholar, Zubaida Foundation
Dr. Sohaib Chekima - Adviser, Young Ummah
Atifa Chiragh - Conference Program Chair, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Noor-Malika Chishti - Vice President, reGeneration
Iftikhar Chowdhry - Community Leader, Islamic Association of Collin County
Saif Chowdhury - Treasurer, Islamic Center of Deltona
Sarah Cochran - President and Co-Founder,
Mertze Dahlin - Founder & Past President, South Bay Islamic Association
Cima Dairanieh - Secretary, Muslim Womens Alliance
Azhar Dalal - Board Member, Islamic Center of Greater Miami
Karen Danielson - Director of Outreach, MAS-Chicago
Amina Darwish - Chaplain, University of Cincinnati
Ahmad Deeb, Executive Director, Islamic Society of Akron and Kent
Fayaz Din - President, Din Engineering
Dr. Dris Djermoun - President, Islamic Council of New England
Dany Doueiri - Professor, California State University
Imam Mohammed Dukuly - Imam, Masjid Al-Ansar Islamic community Center
Abdalaziz Eddebbarh - Imam, Ibn Asheer Institute
Muhammad Eissa - President, Al-Azhar Islamic Foundation
Helal Ekramuddin - Chairman, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis
Salah El-Din Amer - Co-Founder, Al-Tawheed Islamic Center
Hesham El-Meligy - Co-Founder, Muslims for Liberty
Tarek El-Messidi - Co-Founder, Fast-a-thon
Mohamed Elagami - Principal, Elhedaya Islamic Society
Hedyeh Elahinia - President, University of Toledo Muslim Students Association
Makram El-Amin - Imam, Masjid AnNur
Tariq I. ElAmin - Imam, Masjid Al-Taqwa
Ahmad El Gamal - Chairman, Crescent Food Bank
Mohamed Elibiary - Founder, Lone Star Intelligence
Samer Elsammak - Board Member, North Hudson Islamic Educational Center
Hadir Elsayad - Director, Islamic Center of Southern California Sunday School
Dr. Ismail Elshikh - Imam, Muslim Association of Hawaii
Melanie Elturk - CEO, Haute Hijab
Mustapha Elturk - Imam and President, Islamic Organization of North America
Angie Emara - Project Manager & Executive Board Member, MyJihad, Inc.
Mohamed-Umer Esmail - Imam, Nueces Mosque
Salman Faiz - Board Member, Midwest Islamic Center
Waleed Farag - Professor, Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Atif Fareed - Chairman, American Muslim Community Centers
Eid Farha - President, Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor
Umar Farooq - President, DePaul UMMA
Mohamed Fouda - Imam, Islamic Center of North Valley
Nancy O'Barr Frantz - Business Manager, Iftin Charter School
Paul Galloway - Executive Director, American Center for Outreach (ACO)
Anas Gandhi - Board Member, Muslim Community Center - Chicago
Hiba Ghalib - Board Member, Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta
Lara Ghannam - Vice President, North Florida Muslim Student Association
Yusra Gomaa - Board Member, New Star Kafala-Adoption Agency
Abdi Gonjobe - President , Good Deeds Charity
Aysenur Guc - Outreach Coordinator, Rutgers University Muslim Student Association
Khaula Hadeed - Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations Alabama (CAIR-Alabama)
Sarah Hafiz - President, Franklin & Marshall College Muslim Student Association
Sonia Hafiz - Vice President, Franklin & Marshall College MSA
Jehan Hakim - Community Advocate, Asian Law Caucus
Rebecca Hale - Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
Sharifa Abida Halimi - Vice President, Philadelphia Muslim Students Association Council
Zeinab Hamade - Board Member, Assalam Center
Emad Hamdeh - Assistant Professor, Embry Riddle University
Amira Hamed - Co-Founder, Pearls of Knoxville
Sulaimaan Hamed - Imam & Director, Atlanta Masjid of Al-islam
Asra Hamzavi - President, Hamzavi Psychiatry & Wellness Center
Iltefat Hamzavi - Co-Founder, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
Abdul-Basit Haqq - Board Member, NIA Masjid & Community Center
Samaa Haridi - Partner, Hogan Lovells
Zakiyyah S. Hasan - Treasurer, Abdul Majid Karim Hasan Islamic Center
Saifuddin Hasaan - Assistant Imam, Masjid Al-Islam
Noor Raheemullah Hasan - Executive Director, Muslim Women's Alliance
Nabeeh A. Hasan - Director, Colorado Muslim Speakers Bureau
Dalia Hassaballa - Board Member, Muslim American Society of Chicago
Khwaja Mizan Hassan - President, Jamaica Muslim Center
Ghazala Hayat - Professor, St. Louis University School of Medicine
Habib Hayat - Editor, IPS News & Radio Networks
Omar Hazim - Imam, Islamic Center of Topeka
Imam Yahya Hendi - President, Clergy Beyond Borders & Director, Muslim Life at Georgetown University
Sarah Hoda - Regional Director, EmergeUSA
Shareda Hosein - Co-Founder, Association of Muslim Chaplains
Dr. Mohammad Kamal Hossain - Board Member of the Auburn Islamic Center, Tuskegee University
Khalil Houri - Board Member, Masjid Al-Kareem
Alan Howard - President, Interfaith Bridge Initiative
Rahat Husain - Advocacy Director, Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA)
Omar Husain - Religious Director, Muslim Children and Civic Center (MCECC)
Dr. Hassan M. Hussain - President, Islamic Center of Modesto
Iftekhar Hussain - Chairperson, Council on American-Islamic Relations Pennsylvania (CAIR-PA)
Khadija Hussain - Board Member, Muslim Women's Alliance
Nausheena Hussain - Executive Director, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment
Noman Hussain - Imam/ Resident Scholar, Islamic Society of Milwaukee
Saira Hussain - President, Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY)
Tazeem Hussain - Staff Sergeant, Infantry, United States Army
Samia Hussein - President, Muslim Coalition of Connecticut
Shereen Hussain - Board Member, Mecca Center
Abdelnasser Hussein - Principal, Islamic School of Rhode Island
Mohammed Eqbal Husseini - President, Mustafa Center
Celene Ibrahim - Co-Director, Center for Interreligious Learning and Leadership
Mona Ibrahim - Professor of Psychology, Concordia College
Yara Ibrahim - President, Interfaith Council at Franklin & Marshall College
Nickhat Ijazi - Board Member, Islamic Association of Collin County
Adil Imdad - President, Baitulmal - House of Good
Saud Inam - Founder, Muslim Heroes
Mohammed Iqbal - Vice Chairman, Northwest Islamic Center
Zainab Ismail - Marketing Coordinator, Al-Maqasid
Mussarut Jabeen - Principal, Al-Iman School
Abdulla Jaber - Religious Director, Al Farooq Masjid of Atlanta
Dr. Ahmad M. Jaber - Chairperson, Dawood Mosque
Rafeeq Jaber - Past President, Mosque Foundation
Naved Jafry - Founding Member, Citizens for Justice
Rizwan Jaka - Board Chair, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)
Kathy Jamil - Chairperson, The Islamic School League of America
Omer Janjua - Board Member, Rutgers University Muslim Student Association
Ali Javed, Ph.D - Chairman, Upper Westchester Muslim Society
Noor Afroza Jemy - President, Philadelphia MSA Council
Zebiba Jibreel - National Volunteer Manager, United Muslim Relief
Afshan Jilani - Board Member, Spring Interfaith Dialogue Council
Saira Jilani - Interfaith Director , Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH)
Waqas F. Jilani - Co-Founder, Islam Awareness Week East Zone, Muslim Students Association National
Da'in (Michael) Johnson - Muslim Association of Virginia
Humayun Kabeer - Board Member, Islamic Council of New England
Taneem Kabir - Partner, Kabir Massey PLLC
Djilali Kacem - Imam, Islamic Society of Greater St. Louis
Abdul Majeed Kadi - Head of Board, Islamic Cultural Association
Yousuf Kadir - Executive Vice President, Northwestern University Muslim Students Association
Azizah Kahera - Former CEO, Azizah Magazine
Ahmed Kamel - Board Member, Center for Interfaith Projects
Reema Kamran - Co-Founder, Collaboryst
Adam Kandil - Board Member, Islamic Center of Morris County
Bilal Karakira - Founding Member, Islamic School of Miami
Sameena Karmally - President, Dallas Muslim Bar Association
Suzanne Kasim - Founder, Colorado Muslims' Speaker Bureau
Abdalmajid Katranji - Board Member, Islamic Society of Greater Lansing
Mujeeb Kazi - Founding Board Member, Crescent Foundation
Dema Kazkaz - President, Al-Noor Islamic Center
Dr. Majed Khader - Professor & Board Member, Muslim Association of Huntington
Mahmood Khadeer - President, Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS)
Mohamed T. Khairullah - Mayor, Borough of Prospect Park
Wardah Khalid - President, Poligon Education Fund
Soumaya Khalifa - Founder and Executive Director, Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta
Nur'Izzah Khalil - Principal, Islamic Academy of New England
Adnan Khan - Board Member, Islamic Society of Michiana
Ali M. Khan - Faculty, Yale School of Medicine
Ameera Khan - President, Muslim Student Association - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Asma A. Khan - Member, Muslim Inclusion Committee of Chapel Hill
Bilal Khan - President, Drexel University Muslim Students Association
Fahad Khan - Deputy Director, Khalil Center
Fehmida Khan - Board Member, Islamic Foundation North
Khizr Khan - Gold Star Parent of Captain Humayun Khan
M. J. Khan - President, Islamic Society of Greater Houston
Mahad Khan - Imam, American Muslim Community Centers
Muhammad Khan - Student Body President, University of Southern Maine
Mukhtar M. Khan - Founder, Islamic Society of Central Coast
Parvez Khan - Member, Steering Committee, Greater Washington Muslim-Jewish Forum
Sajid A. Khan - Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County
Sana Khan - Business Owner, Chai and Pie Co.
Syed Khan - Board Member, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC)
Talat Khan - Delegate, California Democratic Party
Noman Khanani - Chaplain, Boston University
Faryal M. Khatri - Board Member, Muslim Alliance of Indiana
Naeemuddin Khawaja - Board Member, Islamic Association of Allen
Dr. Nabeel Khudairi - Executive Director, New England College of Optometry
Zia Khursheed - Vice President, Islamic Center of New England
Amany Killawi - Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, LaunchGood
Amjad Kinjawi - Board Member, Muslim Society of Rhode Island
Naiyerah Kolkailah - Former President, Islamic Society of San Luis Obispo County
Souleimane Konate - Imam, The Council of African Imams
Sarah Kureshi - Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
Zohra Lasania - Communications Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations Pittsburgh (CAIR Pittsburgh)
Ashraf Latif, R.Ph - President, NIA Masjid & Community Center
Tehseen Lazzouni - Founder and Co-Director, Islamic Speakers Bureau of San Diego
D. Elena Ledesma-Rashid - Member, Islamic Society of South Texas
Edina Lekovic - Public Affairs Consultant, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Kamal Amin Maalim - Imam, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis
Heba Macksoud - Board Member, Islamic Society of Central Jersey
Mohamed Magid - Imam, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)
Rafiq Mahdi - Co-Founder and Imam, Masjid An-Noor Muslim Community of Knoxville
Yusef Maisonet - Imam, Masjid As Salaam
Imam Zia Makhdoom - Executive Director , MakeSpace
Selaedin Maksut - Director of Memberships, The Muslim Network of New Jersey
Mohannad Malas - Director, California Charitable Foundation
Abrar Malik - Imam, Masjid Alfalah
Ahmed Malik - Muslim Chaplain & Muslim Student Association Advisor, Syracuse University
Imran Malik - President EC and Outreach & Interfaith Director, Noor Islamic Cultural Center
Inayat Malik, MD - Board Member and Board Chair Emeritus, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Mona Malik - President, Peaceful Families Project
Abdelhakim Malki - President, American Muslim Center
Azam Masood - Board Member, Tawheed Center
Ibrahim Massoud - Chairman of Board of Directors, Islamic Center of Riverside
Reza Mansoor - President, Islamic Association of Greater Hartford
Samia Mansour - Vice President, University of Kansas Muslim Student Association
Mohamed Marei - Managing Partner, Accolade Consulting Group
Saba Maroof - Psychiatrist, Islamic Association of Greater Detroit
Sheikh Maruf - President, Islamic Association of Allen
Khadijah Matin - Board Member, Association of Muslim Chaplains
Khalil Meek - Executive Director, Muslim Legal Fund of America
Nazir Harb Michel - Post-Doc Senior Research Fellow, The Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University
Edward Ahmed Mitchell - Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations - Georgia (CAIR-GA)
Amin Mitha - Treasurer, EmergeUSA
Khalid Mirza - Chairperson, Muslim Communities Association of South Florida
Dalia Mogahed - Co-Author, "Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think"
Dr. Abdeslam Maghraoui, Muslim Inclusion Committee of Chapel Hill
Shomail Malik - Board Member, Muslim Youth Community Center (MYCC)
Haja Mohamed - President, Vettri Gems USA
Sharif Mohamed - Imam, Islamic Civic Society of America
Ayesha Mohammed - Member, Majlis Ashura Leadership Council of New York
Omar Mohammedi - President, Association of Muslim American Lawyers
Dr. Asma M. Moheet - Neurointensivist & Assistant Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Mohammed M. Mohiuddin - Founder & Chairman of Board of Trustees, Islamic Society of Frederick
Syed Mohiuddin - Board Member, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
Sabina Mohyuddin - Board Member, American Muslim Advisory Council
Syed Moktadir - President, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)
Nichole Mossalam - Administrator, Outreach Community & Reform Center of Malden Masjid
Mateen Muhammad - President, Huntsville Islamic Center
Oliver Muhammad - Imam, As Salaam Islamic Center of Raleigh, N.C.
Imam Dr. Salahuddin M. Muhammad - President, Association of Muslim Chaplains
Suhail Mulla - Resident Scholar, Islamic Society of West Valley
Rabia Mumtaz - President, Muslim Youth Leadership Awards (MYLA)
Rania Mustafa - Executive Director, Palestinian American Community Center
Sameena Mustafa - Board Member, NPR/Chicago Public Media Sounding Board
Shpendim Nadzaku - Resident Scholar, Islamic Association of North Texas
Nuzhat Naheed - Board Member, Hamza Sisterhood
Razi Nalim - President, Muslim Alliance of Indiana
Azhar Naqvi - Founder, Muslim Chaplaincy Service of New York USA
Lily Nasar - Programs Manager , Islamic Networks Group (ING)
Afaf Nasher - Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations New York (CAIR-NY)
Robina Niaz - Founder & Executive Director, Turning Point for Women & Families
Somayeh Nikooei - Senior Director of Programs and Operations, Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF)
Azam Nizamuddin - President, Muslim Bar Association of Chicago
Saif Omar - Founder, Fawakih Institute
Abrar Omeish - President, Yale Muslim Student Association
Tamer Osman - Director, Universal School
Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi - Board Member, Gracious Center of Learning and Enrichment Activities
Anisha Ismail Patel - Founder & Chief Education Officer, InnovusED
Zeyn Patel - President, Risala Foundation
Mohamed Pazhoor - Board Member, Muslim Community of Palm Beach County
Albert W. Pless Jr - President, American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)
Muslema Purmul - Chaplain, Institute of Knowledge
Bashar Qasem - President & CEO, Azzad Asset Management, Inc.
Khalid J. Qazi - Founding President, Muslim Public Affairs Council Western New York (MPAC-WNY)
Amjad Quadri - Education Committee, Muslim Community Center
Habeeb Quadri - Chairman of the Advisory Board, Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
Amanda Quraishi - Board Member, Texas Impact
Amira Quraishi - Co-President, Association of Campus Muslim Chaplains
Riaz Qureshi - Founding President, Islamic Center of Deltona
Sabrina Qureshi - Board Member, Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP)
Ahmad Rafah - Commissioner, U.S. Selective Service Commission
Dr. Saquib Rahim - Chief Medical Officer, iTriage
Mohammad W. Rahman - Board Member, Jamaica Muslim Center
Muhammad Rahman - President, Muslim Student Association, Old Dominion University
Muhammad Ramzan - President, Worcester Islamic Center
Dr. Tayyib Rana - Executive Board, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America
Ahmed Rashed - Board Member, American Muslim Center
Mahamad Rasheed - Director, American Muslims for Emergency and Relief
Sam Rasoul - State Representative, Virginia General Assembly
Hamid Raza - Imam, Al-Ansar Center
Asim Rehman - Past-President & Co-Founder, Muslim Bar Association of New York
Hamid Rezapour - Founder, Islamic Scholarship Fund
Nimrah Riaz - Chairperson, MSA Lone Star Council
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz - Communications Director, Council on American Islamic Relations - Florida (CAIR-FL)
Mariam Sabr - Past Director, Colorado Muslim Speakers Bureau
Ahmad Abdur-Raheem Sabree - Member, Center for Islamic Counseling and Guidance
Michael Saahir - Imam, Nur-Allah Islamic Center - Indianapolis
Abdul-latif Sackor - Imam and President, Islamic Center of Rhode Island
Sarah Saeed - President, Rutgers University Muslim Students Association
Yasemin Saib - Chairperson, Muslim Women's Organization of South Florida
Fatima Sadaf Saied - President, Muslim Women's Organization
Ghazala Salam - Founder & President, American Muslim Democratic Caucus
Fazana Saleem-Ismail - Chair of Community Outreach Committee, Capital District Coalition Against Islamophobia
Mohammed Saleem - National Board Member, Emerge USA
Alia Salem - Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations Dallas/Ft. Worth (CAIR-DFW)
Ihsan Salem - Board Member, The Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam
Fatima Salman - Executive Director, Muslim Student Association (MSA National)
Samina Sattar - Board Member, Islamic Networks Group New Jersey (ING-NJ)
Muhammad Sattaur - Executive Director, Imam Ghazali Institute
Corey Saylor - Director, Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Ousmane Sawadogo - Imam, Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center
Moussa Seck - Program Director, Leadership Africa Foundation
Hassan Selim - Imam, Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids
Hadear Seliman - Roots President, Rutgers University Muslim Students Association
Imam Benjamin Shabazz - Imam, Al Islam Center of Seattle
Mohammad Shadid - Board Member, Malden Islamic Center
Khalid Shahu - Imam, Apex Mosque
Saciido Shaie - Co-Founder & Executive Director, Ummah Project
Sabeen Shaiq - Board Member, Muslim Writers Collective
Naeem Shakir - Founder, Islamic Circle of Mercer County
Mohamed Shameem - Board Member, Prince George's Muslim Association
Fareed Shariff - Board Member, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis
Rizwan A. Sheikh - CEO, RSS Investment Group LLC
Zia Sheikh - Imam & Religious Director, Islamic Center of Irving
Tarif Shraim - Muslim Chaplain, University of Maryland
Y. Khalid Siddiq - Director Outreach, Al Farooq Masjid
Anees Siddiqui - Board Member, Islamic Center of Greater Austin
Shariq Siddiqui - Founder, Center on American Muslim Philanthropy
Zafar Siddiqui - Chairperson, Al-Amal School
Alex Sivar - Co-Chair, Atlantic Institute
Mohamad Shafi - Past Board Member, Islamic Center of Cleveland
Yasmin Shafiq - Board of Trustees Member, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS Center)
Ahmad Shaikh - Associate Director, Islamic Society of Greater Houston
Omar Shallan - President, Rutgers University Muslim Students Association
Samuel Amir Shareef - Consultative Board Member, Mohammed Schools of Atlanta
Imam Talib Shareef - President, The Nation's Mosque Masjid Muhammad
Leila Shatara - Vice President, Council of Islamic Schools in North America
Junaid Shaikh - Board Member, Northern California Islamic Council
Hassan Sheikh - Executive Director, Emerge USA Michigan
Sumaiya Ahmed Sheikh - Communications Director, Michigan Muslim Community Council
Hassan Shibly - Chief Executive Director, Council of American Islamic Relations - Florida (CAIR-FL)
Dr. Fiazuddin Shuayb - President, Jawda Institute
Mohammad Siddiqi - Executive Director, Sound Vision Foundation
Nadeem Siddiqi - Chairperson, The Family & Youth Institute
Mohammad Sirajuddin - Imam, Islamic Society of Michiana
Ibrahim Souadda - President, Temple University Muslim Student Association
Kaylynn Strain - Kitchen Coordinator, Muslim Community Organization
Zulfat Suara - Board Member, American Muslim Advisory Council
Imam Azhar Subedar - Spiritual Director, University of Tampa
Sohaib Sultan - Imam, Muslim Life Program, Princeton University
Yahya Sultan - Board Member, Nida Ul Islam
Haydar A. Sungkar - Portfolio Manager, Islamic Center of Passaic County
Ninie G. Syarikin - Writer & Researcher, House of Creative Writing
Abdullah Syed - Chief Financial Officer, Bayyinah Institute
Fahd Syed - Administration, United Muslim Masjid
Hamza Syed - Board Member & Co-Founder, Fasting5K
Mohammad Syed - Professor, Miles College
Sadaf Syed - Board Member, MyJihad, Inc.
Saqib Syed - Board Member, Indian Muslim Relief and Charities
Kristin Szremski - Director of Media and Communications, American Muslims for Palestine
Ali Tahir - Ladders President, Rutgers University Muslim Student Association
Joohi Tahir - Executive Director, MUHSEN
Ahmed Tahoun - Board Member, Islamic Society of Greater New Hampshire
Christina Tasca - Executive Director, Muslim Community Network
Afsara Tasnim - Outreach Chair, Philadelphia Muslim Student Association Council
Ashfaq Taufique - President, Birmingham Islamic Society
Ibrahim Tawil - Team Lead, Muslim American Society - Chicago
Zeeshan Tayeb - Board Member, Celebrate Mercy
Niddal Tayiem - Multi-Restaraunt Part Owner, HTN LLC
Tara Turk-Zaafran, Founder's Committee, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Dr. Yousef Turshani - Chief Medical Officer, UMMA Community Clinic
Dr. Shaik Ubaid - Co-Chair, New York Chapter of Muslim Peace Coalition
Asma Uddin - Editor in Chief, altMuslimah
Azfar Uddin - Imam, Islamic Foundation North
Aisha U-Kiu - Co-Founder, American Muslim Professionals of Dallas
Onder Uluyol - President, Islamic Resource Group
Asif Umar - Imam, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis
Sameena Usman - Government Relations Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA)
Mohammed Iqbal Vaid - Associate Director, Al Aqsa Masjid, Islamic Society of Greater Houston
Yusufi Vali - Executive Director, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
Dr. Mohammad Wadud - President, City Dental Care
Khurrum Wahid - National Chairperson, Emerge USA
Mohammed Samir Wahid - Founder, Islamic Institute of Atlanta
Abdul Wajid - Imam, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
Arshia Wajid - Founder & Board Member, American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)
Fatema Walji - Advisor, United Muslim Foundation
Dilnaz Waraich - Co-Chair of the Interfaith and Outreach Committee, Muslim Community Center
Ghazzali Wadood - Managing Director, GW Global
Suhaib Webb - Imam, CenterDC
Aisha Yaqoob - Executive Director, Georgia Muslim Voter Project
Dawood Yasin - Director of Student Affairs, Zaytuna College
Homa Yavar - Founding Member, Muslim Mothers Against Violence
Dr. Alaa Youssef - President, Executive Committee, Upper Westchester Muslim Society
Mohamud Yussuf - Chief Editor, Runta News
Ferdows Yusuf - Founder Hamzah Sisterhood, Domestic Violence Advocate
Tashie Zaheer - President, United Muslims of America
Nora Zaki - Member, Association of Muslim Chaplains
Sofian Zakkout - Director, American Muslim Association of North America
Qamar Zaman - Chairman, Islamic Center of Long Island
Chadi Zaza - President, Rahma Relief Foundation
Adeel J. Zeb - Vice President, National Association of College & University Chaplains
Prof. Abdulkeni Zekeria - Board Member, Worcester Islamic Center
Ahmed Zedan - Chief Operating Officer, Haute Hijab
Homayra Ziad - Scholar of Islam, Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies
Marwa Joy Zohdy - Board Member, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
Susu Zughaier, PhD - Assistant Professor of Microbiolgy and Immunology, Emory University
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