About ICNA CSJ – Team

Our Staff

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Imam Khalid Griggs
Director of Civic Engagement

Imam Khalid Abdul Fattah Griggs is the Imam of the Community Mosque of Winston-Salem, Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life at Wake Forest University, Vice President of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), member of Central Shura of ICNA, and Board Chairman ICNA Council for Social Justice. He is a founding member of Muslims for Social Justice (NC), member of Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia, Board member of Interfaith Winston-Salem, and Trustee of Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Imam Khalid is a human rights and prison reform activist, national lecturer, freelance writer and author of Come Let Us Change This World: A Brief History of the Islamic Party in North America. He is the former editor of ICNA’s Message Magazine, community access television Board Chairman, producer, and host, and Co-convener of Black Leadership Roundtable of Winston-Salem Forsyth County.

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Dr. Zahid Bukhari
Executive Director

The Executive Director of ICNA Council for Social Justice. Previously, he worked as Director of American Muslim Studies Program (AMSP) at the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. From 1999-2004, he also worked as Director, Project MAPS: Muslims in American Public Square, which examined the role and contribution of the Muslim community to the American public life. Dr. Bukhari’s research interests focused on Islam in the West; Muslims in America; religion and politics; and religion, humanitarian aid and development. He is also editor of the Project MAPS volume: Muslims’ Place in the American Public Square: Fears, Hopes and Aspirations; and the CIPP volume: Observing the Observer: The State of Islamic Studies in American Universities. Dr. Bukhari has a Masters in Economics from the University of Karachi, Pakistan and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, USA.

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Rameez Abid
Development Director

Graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in Information Technology. He also graduated in 2017 with a B.A. in Islamic Studies. Rameez worked in the I.T. field from 2008-2014. In 2014, he became Director of Communication & Outreach for ICNA’s Council for Social Justice. Rameez initially joined ICNA as a volunteer in 2008 on various projects including as a community organizer and fundraiser. He served as the Youth Coordinator for two years and then as the president of the ICNA Mosque in Alexandria, VA for two more years before joining ICNA-Council for Social Justice in 2014.


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Hamza Khan
IT and Marketing

Hamza is currently a student at George Mason University pursuing a degree in Information Technology. Previously, Hamza obtained his Associate’s Degree in Computer Science. Over the summer of 2019, Hamza interned with Helping Hand for Relief and Development. In 2015, Hamza started the MSA student organization in his high school which is still active today. Hamza began working with ICNA Council for Social Justice in January 2020.

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Lina Bhatti
Content Developer

Lina Bhatti is a graduate student majoring in Islamic Studies at George Mason University. She graduated in 2019 with a degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in International Development. She has worked with various Muslim institutions since her freshman year of college. Lina plans on pursuing a career in academia, where her main research interests lies in South Asia and Islam. She is passionate about advocating for marginalized communities.

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Fatima Paracha
Communications Manager

Fatima Paracha graduated from Old Dominion University in 2018 with a B.A. in Communications. She also graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Fatima is interested in humanitarian relief and is excited to be an advocate for communities. She enjoys reading and spending time with her kids. Fatima started working for ICNA CSJ in August 2021.

Zahrah Ali
Researcher

Zahrah Ali is currently a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she is pursuing a degree in Political Science. She has been involved in Helping Hand and various other ICNA entities for many years. She is interested in political advocacy, public policy, and humanitarian relief work. Zahrah enjoys reading and writing and has been an intern with the ICNA Council for Social Justice since August of 2020.


Board of Directors

Imam Khalid Griggs
VP of Civic Engagement
Br.  Mustafa White – Chairman
Board of Directors
Dr. Mohammad Yousufuddin
Member
Br. Junaid Qureshi
Member
Dr. Mohsin Ansari
Member
Br. Arif Khan
Member
Sr. Faizah Aslam
Member
Sr. Hena Syed
Member
Br. Iftikhar Shahzad
Member
Br. Naeem Baig
Member
Br. Musab Abdali
Member
Br. Shahid Mansoor
Member
Br. Omar Ranginwala
Member
Br. Tariq ur Rahman
Member
Br. Ayub Badat
Member
Br. Saleem Siddiqui
Member
Br. Ather Mahmood
Member
Br. Mohammad Younus
Member