About ICNA CSJ – Team

Our Staff

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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
Director of Communications & Outreach

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.

Board of Directors

Imam Khalid Griggs
VP of Civic Engagement
Asam Asad – Chairman
Board of Directors
Dr. Mohammad Yousufuddin
Board of Directors
Br. Junaid Qureshi
Board of Directors
Dr. Mohsin Ansari
Board of Directors
Br. Arif Khan
Board of Directors
Sr. Faizah Aslam
Board of Directors
Sr. Hena Syed
Board of Directors
Br. Iftikhar Shahzad
Board of Directors
Br. Naeem Baig
Board of Directors
Br. Musab Abdali
Board of Directors
Br. Shahid Mansoor
Board of Directors
Br. Omar Ranginwala
Board of Directors
Br. Mohammad Sabri
Administrative Assistants
Sr. Thoraia Hussein
Administrative Assistants