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Khatib Bios

Mohammed Abdul Baseer

Mohammed Abdul Baseer is an engineer and a former president of ISEB in Fremont. He has been active in the Bay Area Muslim community for the past 3 decades. He and his family live in Fremont. 
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Parvez Ahmed

Parvez Ahmed serves as the Chief Development Officer at Taleef Collective in Fremont. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco where he teaches a...
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Dr. Nazeer Ahmed

Dr. Nazeer Ahmed is a distinguished scientist, community leader and historian. Currently, he is Executive Director of the American Institute of Islamic History and Culture and is also visiting Dean at the HMS Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, MS and Ae.E. degrees from the...
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Sheikh Rami Nsour

Sheikh Rami Nsour was born in Amman, Jordan and moved to the United States at the age of 9. During his college years, he attended classes taught by shuyukh in the San Francisco Bay Area; notably, Shaykh Khatri bin Bayba, Shaykh Abdullah bin Ahmedna and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. With their encouragement, Rami...
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Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir has taught courses in Arabic, Islamic spirituality, contemporary Muslim thought, and Shafi’i fiqh at Zaytuna College. He presently teaches Islamic history and politics. He speaks and writes on a wide range of topics and has become a voice of conscience for American Muslims as well as people of other faiths. He is regularly...
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Ustadh Ali Ataie

Ali Ataie has been involved in interfaith activities for over fifteen years. He has been a guest lecturer and guest instructor at several colleges and universities, including Cal Poly State, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cal State East Bay, and others. He has also engaged in dialogs and debates with a number of Christian scholars on...
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Ustadh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali

Abdullah bin Hamid Ali is a full-time faculty member specializing in Islamic Law, Theology, and Hadith Science at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA. He is a lifelong student of the Islamic tradition. Born to Muslim parents, he began a serious study of Islam in his early teens. He attended Temple University for two years...
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Imam Tahir Anwar

Tahir Anwar was born in London, England, and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1983. Upon completing his religious studies at the renowned Darul Uloom Falah Darain in India, he has been serving as the imam of one of the oldest masjids in the country, the Islamic Center of San Jose, since 2001. He also teaches...
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Ustadh Faraz Khan

Faraz A. Khan is a full-time faculty member and the Honor’s Program coordinator at Zaytuna College. He lived in Amman, Jordan, for several years, studying and teaching the traditional Islamic sciences, with a focus on Hanafi law and legal theory, theology, logic, hadith studies, and Arabic grammar. He also...
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Sidi Feraidoon Mojadedi

Feraidoon Mojadedi is one of the most well-known and respected community activists, lecturers, and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area, California. He was born in Herat, Afghanistan and immigrated with his family to America during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1982. He completed his degree from San Francisco State...
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