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Board of Directors

Chair

Waheedah Muhammad

Waheedah Muhammad is a convert to Islam and has nearly 50 years of service to the Muslim and African American communities.

 

Current Positions

Waheedah is currently the Board Chair for CAIR Kentucky Lexington Chapter. She also serves as Director of Operations for Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA) and is a board member of MANA’s Lexington SHARE Center (free clinic and social services) and a member and Secretary of Lexington SHARE’s Executive Committee. She is the event and conference coordinator for MANA and has Coordinated two national and three regional conferences for MANA.

 

Some Past Positions

Waheedah twice served as Board member of the central Kentucky majlis, Islamic Society of Central Kentucky (ISCK), was co-founder and President of the Muslim Women’s Council of Central Kentucky, and pioneered Masjid Bilal’s Jumah Journal.

 

Waheedah was Assistant Director at the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) Islamic Teaching Center (Intensive Arabic and Islamic Studies Programs for inner-city Imams and Community leaders) and ISNA’s Qur’an camp for youth and served as Co-coordinator for two ISNA national conferences.  She served as Columnist and Special Assistant to the Editor of Bilalian News (now Muslim Journal), and was a Founding Board Member and Principal of the Sankore Charter School in Raleigh, NC.

 

Waheedah is happily married to Dr. Ihsan Bagby.

Executive Director

Omar Ghani

In 2015, Omar Ghani graduated from University of Kentucky with a B.A. in International Studies with a focus on Africa and the Middle East. Omar Ghani is a J.D. candidate of 2018 of the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Secretary

Dr. Farah Hani Abdul Rahim

Dr. Farah Hani Abdul Rahim received her Master and PhD in Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She also holds a Bachelor in Electronics majoring in Multimedia Engineering from Multimedia University. She was an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the International Islamic University Malaysia prior to moving to the United States in 2013. Presently, she volunteers at Masjid Bilal Weekend School as a teacher.

Treasurer

Dr. Salah Shakir

Dr. Shakir is the Chief Information Officer at Midway University, Kentucky USA. Also he is the CEO and founder of Xproctor Corp, innovative method for proctoring and authenticating system for online education. He brings over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and business administration. He holds a Diploma in Educational Management from Harvard University, a Doctorate of Business Administration (NCU), and obtained a Master in Learning and Technology (WGU), and two Bachelors in Computer Science and Advanced Technical Studies from Southern Illinois University.

Member-at-large

Dr. Ihsan Bagby

 

Member-at-large

Dr. Dina Rasheed

Dr. Dina Rasheed is a practicing general dentist working to educate and treat patients in underserved areas in Ohio and Kentucky. She completed a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at the University of Kentucky with a minor in Arabic and Islamic studies. Dina then completed a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Kentucky. She is passionate about interfaith dialogue, where she is an active member of Christian Muslim dialogue and a member of Sisterhood of Salam Shalom. Dina volunteers her time educating on the benefits of good oral hygiene at local schools and enjoys volunteering at Kentucky refugee ministry.

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