SPEAKERS

SpeakerSpecialtyCurrent PositionRegion
Aatif Abdul-QadeerYouth DevelopmentYouth Director in North Carolina, Past MSA West President, Past MSU President, Past Youth Director at IIOCOrange County, CA
Abdul Jalil MezgouriShaykh: Empowering Youth; Iman in ActionICSDSan Diego, CA
AbdelRahman MurphyYouth DirectorRoots
Abdul Nasir JangdaShaykh; Quran; Arabic; PrayerBayinnah
Abdulbary YahyaShaykhAlmaghrib Instructor (Seerah of Prophet)
Ahmad Al-KurdiShaykh; FiqhUniversity of Madinah
Ahmed BillooImportance of knowledgeStudying at Uni. of Madinah
Ahmed ShamaCommunitty organizer; motivation;UCLA MSA Alumni
Ahmed Sobohspeaker/communitty organizerHawethorne MasjidChino Hills, CA
Alaeddin BakriShaykhBay Area
Ameena JandaliBasics of Islam/speaker trainingING
Ameena QaziCivil Rights/ Communitty workCAIR LA Deputy executive DirectorAnaheim, CA
Amir Abdel MalikYouth empowerment; activismFormerly with Masjid in Oakland; Khateeb in NorCal
Amir MertahbanDawah, youthWhy Islam, CPP MSA Alum, and MSA West AlumLa Verne, CA
Amir SualimanSpoken Word
Ammar AlshukrySpoken Word
Andrea SmithNative Americans
Angela DavisSocial JusticeBlack Panthers
Ali AbuminahPalestineElectronic Intifada
Ali AtaieComparative Religions; Dawah; Interfaith;San Louis Obispo, CA
Sheikh Abu HaithamWalnut, CA
Baba AliYouth, using creativity to help communittyComedian, Half our dean
Basim ElkarraCivil Rights and Communitty OrganizingCAIR SAC executive Director, Past MSA West presidentSacramento, CA
Ben WhitePalestine/Israel, DemocracyjournalistUK
Boona MohamedRecites PoetrySpoken wordAmerica’s Hat, US
Cynthia MckinneyPalestine, experience trying to deliver aid to palestinePolitician/ Ran for Prez
David LoydPalestine, comparative to IrelandUC Davis Professor
Edina LekovicPolitical Engagement; How to respond to anti-Islam rhetoricMPAC
Faiz DaddhaboyReciterDiscover Studios, Chino MusallahChino Hills, CA
Farhan ZubairiShaykhIOKNear Walnut, CA
Gabriel PiterburgIsrael Comparative (South Africa)
Gideon LevyIsrael/Palestine MediaHaaretz Writer
Hamza TzortzisDebater, comparative religions, theology, philosopherfrom the UKUnited Kingdom
Hamza YusufShaykh; Spirituality; Theology;Prophet Muhammad (s)Zaytuna
Hasan ElwanPurification of the heart, Character; SpiritualityLocal Speaker, OCMission Viejo, CA
Hassanain Rajabaliprinciples in the Quran, tawheed, atheismMichigan
Hatem BazianPalestine; PoliticsUC Berkley, AMP
Hisham MahmoodSpirituality; Character of the Prophet; Arabic
Hujrah WahhajCommunity and youth
Hussam AyloushCivil Rights, politics, and ccommunitty developmentCAIR LA Executive DirectorCorona, CA
Ibrahim Abdul-MatinAuthor Green Deen
Imad BayounTarbiyah; Character and Manners; Hereafter; Sunnah;MAS/UCRMoreno Valley, CA
Ingrid MattsonInterfaith; Women in Islam
Jamaal DiwanShaykh; TarbiyaICOIIrvine, CA
Dr. Jamal BadawiScholarCanada
Jamal NassrComparative Politics: Middle East, Development, Methodology
Jasser AudaIslamic juridical purposes/maqasid and Islamic ethicsMAS
Jameel BesadaStudying at University of Madina
Jihad SaafirImam; YouthMasjid IbaadillahLos Angeles, CA
Jihad TurkImam; Interfaith; Arabic classes;ICSC
Junaid KharasanyShaykhSouth AfricaSouth Africa
Kareem ElsayedYouth, topics relative to studentsUCI MSU AlumniAnaheim, CA
Khalid BahijriMAS
Khalid LatifChaplainNYU
Keith EllisonMuslim SenatorUS Senate
Lobna MullaGarden Grove, CA
M. A. AzeezImamSalam CenterSacramento, CA
Maryam AmirebrahimiRelationship with the QuranMSA West Alum.Northern California
Miko PeledPalestine/IsraelSon of IDF soldierSan Diego, CA
Mohammed ManaQuran; Stories of the Righteous; Importance of knowledgeStudying at University of Madina, AlMaghrib
Mokhtar MaghrouiPurification of the heart; SpiritualityNew York, Zawiyah Perspective; Al-Madinah Institute
Moutasem AtiyaSpirituality; Stories from the QuranAl-Madinah Institute
Muhammad AbassiMAS Leadership Speaker
Muhammad Ibn FaqihShaykhIIOC/AlmaghribAnaheim, CA
Munir IqtishMAS bay area
Muslema PurmulShaykha, studied in Al-AzharIrvine, CA
Mustafa UmarShaykh/ Educational DirectorIIOCAnaheim, CA
Dr. Muzzamil SiddiquiCommunitty development, ScholarISOC/ Fiqh Council of North AmericsGarden Grove, CA
Nadine NaberArab American, feminist transnational & diaspora studiesMichigan
Noam ChomskyProfessor, Jewish, palestine, israel, anti-zionistProfessor at MIT
Norman FinkelsteinPalestine, Israel
Nouman Ali KhanQur’an, TafseerBayyinahSomewhere in Texas
Nouman BaigShaykhIOK DirectorWalnut, CA
Omar OffendumRapMuslim Rap Artist
Omar SulaimanShaykhDallas
Omar ZarkaCommunitty work, EmpowermentAlumni MSA West, UCI MSUNorthern California
Osama EisaSpirituality; Islam in America, Youth talks; Shariah,fiqh
Osman UmarjiShaykhISCN, Past UCI MSU president
Robin KellyBlack radicalism and internationalism, critical race studies, U.S. imperial culture, cultural studies, decolonizationUCLA
Reem SalahiCivil rights/social justiceLawyer’s Guild
Rushdie Abdul QadirBuilding MSAs; Institutionalizing community service projectsCo-Founder of UMMA Clinic
Sherman JacksonProfessor, intellectual, the Muslim context in AmericaUSC
Stephen ZunesUS Policy on Israel
Sohail DaulatzaiMuslim Studies, Black radicalism and internationalism, critical race studies, U. S. imperial culture, cultural studies, decolonizationUCI
Suhaib WebbShaykhISBCC (Boston)Boston, MA
Suhail MullaShaykhISOCGarden Grove, CA
Siraj WahhajImamMasjid Al-Taqwa (Brooklyn)Brooklyn, NY
Taha HassaneShaykhICSDSan Diego, CA
Taher HerzallahPalestineAMPCorona, CA
Tahir AnwarImam/ intellectualZaytuna
Tariq RamadanPhilosopher, innovater, thinkerOxford University
Terry HoldbrooksGuantanamo BayGitmo Guard who Converted to Islam
Umar HakimCommunitty development, the Indigineous experienceILM Foundation/ Humanitarian Day
Usamah CanonNew Muslims; Youth; SpiritualityTaleef
Waleed BasyouniShaykh; Aqeedah; FiqhAl Maghrib
Rabbi WeissPalestine, Zionism, JudaismAnti-Zionist Rabbi
Wisam SherrifTajweed, recitation, tafseerAQL
Yahya RhodusShaykh; Spirituality; The Prophet Muhammad (s)
Yaman Kahf
Yasir MaharCAIR BOD/ Speaker
Yasir QadhiShaykh; Theology; Islam in Academia; Shariah
Yasmin MogahedPurification of the heartNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina
Yasser AmanIman renewalCEO of UMMA Clinic for 13 years, UCLA
Qari Youssef EdgouchQariICSGVAnaheim, CA
Zahra BillooCivil Rights, communitty development, Political engagementCAIR Bay Area, MSA West AlumniSan Francisco, CA
Zaid ShakirImam, intellectialZaytuna
Zainab AlwaniQuranic studies, Islamic jurisprudence, the relationship between civil and religious lawHoward University School of DivinityWashington D.C.