Sheikh Abdelmoniem Elamin has over fourteen years of experience as an instructor with American Open University. He has taught Islamic belief subjects (Aqeedah), the principles of Islamic jurisprudence (Usool ul-Fiqh), and other sciences of Hadith and Fiqh in both Arabic and English. He holds a M.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Catholic University of America as well as a B.Sc. in Islamic Sciences from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America (IIASA), a satellite of Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Ahmed Almaz holds a B. Sc. in Islamic Law from Al-Azhar University, a M.A. in Education from the University of Phoenix, and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Adult Education. He was taught by many famous scholars such as Sheikh Mohamed Ismail Al-Moqadem and Sheikh Yaser Borhami, and holds an Ijazah in the Qur’an. He works as an instructor at the University of Virginia, teaching Fundamentals of Foreign Languages, as well as a teacher at Islamic Saudi Academy, teaching Qur’an Recitation and Understanding Qur’an. He has more than twenty years of experience in this field at the college and school level.
Elamin Ali Shingrai has over twenty years of experience teaching Arabic as a second language. He holds a M.A. in Arabic Language and Religion from Punjab University in Pakistan. He also holds a B.A. in Islamic and Arabic Studies from The Imam Muhammad University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In the past, he served as the Dean of Academic Affairs for the Eastern Sudan Academy.
Haroon Baqai is the principal of Al-Huda School and director of the Hifzh School at Dar-us-Salaam in College Park, Maryland. He has an Ijazah (certification) in Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim, which he received in Saudi Arabia after studying under Sheikh Muhammad Ali Haqqan. Haroon is the author of “Let’s Beautify Our Recitation: A Complete Handbook of Tajweed”. He has also produced ”Ahlul Quran Gear”, an audio guide to memorizing short surahs, in addition to several CDs containing his Qur’an recitations.
Hussein Afeefy has spent his years as a Professor at the University level. Having completed his Islamic studies and earned a B.A., Hussein Afeefy became an active member in teaching Muslims what he has learned. He has been a valuable asset to Muslim communities all over the D.C. Metropolitan area and is now an instructor of Qur’an Sciences and Aqeedah at Tooba University.
Safi Khan is the founder and Imam of Dar-Us-Salaam and Al-Huda School in College Park, Maryland. He holds a B.A. in Economics and is well studied in matters of jurisprudence (Fiqh), exegesis of the Qur’an (Tafsir) and the biography of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him). For over 19 years, the Imam has been a prominent caller to Islam (Da’ee), and family and youth counselor in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
With a continuing passion for understanding the mind and the soul, Shaykh Rateb Marai is motivated in empowering others to grow in Islam within its beauty and simplicity. Raised in Canada with family roots from the Holy Land of Palestine, he has been serving various Muslim communities around him through social work, volunteer work, and inspirational talks since his early days in high school. Upon graduation, he pursued undergraduate studies in behavioral neuroscience. During the course of his studies, he was accepted to the Islamic University of Madinah where he completed an Associate Degree in Arabic and a Bachelors Degree from the Faculty of Law, alongside independent traditional studies. In addition to teaching and serving communities across the Greater Toronto Area, he is currently working at the National Zakat Foundation, providing support to those in need.
Shaykh Rateb has been quoted as saying, “I left behavioral neuroscience, which is the study of the mind, to study Islam, which is the study of the mind, heart, and soul.”