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Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, Virginia
Adjunct Professor/Director, Arabic and Islamic Studies, January 2003 – Present
Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC
Adjunct Professor, Arabic Studies, September 2003 – Present
Cordoba University, Ashburn, Virginia
Adjunct Professor, Quranic Studies and Woman and Family Studies, January 2004 – Present
§ Explore the depth of the Quran in the Islamic paradigm.
§ Learn about the nature of the Quran, and its universal message.
§ Learn how to deal with the Quran as a source of knowledge, a source of legislation, a book of worship, and a book of stewardship.
§ Identify and discover the tools of an authentic methodology that enable the reader to understand the traditional science of Fiqh, Hadith, and Sirah through Qur’an.
§ Identify the structural characteristics of the Quran; its coherence, syntactical integrity, and the relationship between its verses and chapters.
§ Propose a comprehensive model for well-understanding of Islamic Sciences.
Woman and Family Studies:
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
Adjunct Professor, Islam: History & Traditions 2007- Present
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC
Lecturer, Islamic Studies, September 2006 – Present
Fiqh Council of North America, Falls Church, VA
Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, Washington, DC
Lecturer, Summer Leadership Program, July 2004 – Present
Faith Trust Institute/ Peaceful families project, Sterling, Virginia
Researcher/Trainer/Author, Islamic Family Law, September 2004 – Present
FAITH: The Foundation for Appropriate & Immediate Temporary Help, Herndon, Virginia
Researcher/Board member, Islamic Studies, January 2004- Present
All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Herndon, Virginia
Teacher, Arabic, Quran, and Islamic Studies, 1992-Present
International Institute of Islamic Thought, Herndon, Virginia
Researcher, Islam, Woman, and Middle Eastern Research, January 2000 – April 2003
Loudoun County Public Schools, Leesburg, Virginia
Substitute Teacher, Elementary School Substitute, September 1996-2003
Fairfax county public schools, Fairfax, Virginia
Substitute Teacher, Elementary School Substitute, September 1994-1997
international islamic university of malaysia, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia
Ph.D Candidate, Islamic Studies/Fiqh/ Usul al Fiqh, July 2003-Present
§ Expected to graduate in July 2007
Graduate school of islamic and social sciences, Leesburg, Virginia
M.A., Master of Arts in Islamic Sciences, August 1996-1998
Columbia State university, Metairie, Louisiana
B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies, July 1996
Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan
Studied Shariah and International Law, October 1994-1995
Received certificate of “Shariah Wal Qanoon”
Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Studied Shariah Sciences and Arabic studies, September 1980-1982
§ Alqazali and his methodology in Fiqh legislation (Islamiyat Alma’rafa): No. 27, 2001.
§ Aicha’s Istidrakat and Their Methodological Premises: Reclaiming a Stunted Tradition. (Women & Civilization: Issue No.3, 2002). The Association for the study of Women in Civilization.
§ Muslim Woman in America After 9/11 (Al hiwar/Washington, Al Mujtama’a/ Kuwait, 2002)
§ Peace. Jihad & Conflict Resolution (Islamiyat Alma’rafa): Issue No 29, 2002. IIIT.
§ Jihad & Conflict Resolution in America, American Journal of Islamic and Social Sciences (Volume 20, 2003 No1). Association of Muslim Social Scientists/ IIIT
§ A series of articles with Muslim Family Magazine.
§ Brochures to educate the Muslim community on the various issues such as Family Issues, Domestic Violence…..continuous series (2003). The Foundation for Appropriate & Immediate Temporary Help (FAITH).
§ Peace & Conflict Resolution (AMSS News letter, 2002). Association of Muslim Social Scientists.
§ Al-sunnah and The Prophet-hood, Co-author with Dr. Taha Al-alwani (2003).
List of additional publications available upon request
§ A member of the Abrahamic Roundtable at the Washington National Cathedral
§ A member of Fiqh Council of North America.
§ A member of the Woman’s Faith and Development Alliance (WFDA)
§ A member of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
§ A member of Arabic Studies Association
§ A member of the Conflict Resolution, Mediation& Arbitration Center
§ A court observer in the WATCH Program
Conferences, seminars, and lectures
§ The Role of Fiqh as a science and the difference between Shariah and Fiqh. The Graduate School Of Islamic And Social Sciences (Retreat) -three lectures- at George Mason University (Summer- 1997)
§ The Role of Muslim Woman in contemporary literature. The American Center of Civilization and Intercultural Studies. Chicago, USA (August, 1998)
§ The Issue of Women’s Inheritance in Islam: Analysis and Critique. 29th Annual AMSS Conference. Georgetown University, Washington DC (October, 2000).
§ The Role of Muslim Women in Qu’ran and Sunnah. Seminar at ADAMS Center (Series of lectures)
§ The Muslim Woman’s Address in Qu’ran and Sunnah: Analysis and Critique. The Islamic Center, Maryland (November, 2000)
§ Lecturing in different Youth-camps in different states in USA
§ The concept of Fitra. Lecture for (MSA) Georgetown University, Washington DC (January, 2000).
§ The concept of worshiping. Lecture for (MSA) George Mason University (February, 2000).
§ The Issue of Qiwamma and Nishuz. 30th Annual AMSS Conference. The University of Michigan, Dearborn/ Detroit (October, 2001).
§ 9th Annual VADV/VAASA conference on Domestic Violence in America. Christopher Newport University, Virginia (June, 2002)
§ 31st Annual AMSS Conference. American University, Washington, DC (October, 2002)
§ International Seminar on Peace, Jihad & Conflict Resolution. Georgetown University, Washington, DC (November, 2002)
§ National conference of North American Council for Muslim Women. George Washington University, Washington, DC (November, 2002)
§ The Role of Spirituality in Muslim's Student's daily life MSA seminar Georgetown University, Washington, DC (November, 2002)
§ The role of Muslim woman and Family in America. National conference of The North American Council for Muslim Women. George Washington University, Washington, DC (November, 2002)
§ Out-reach work shops on Muslim women rights and responsibilities at different Muslim communities ( started March, 2003 - Present)
§ MSA work-shop on Women in Islam. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Loudoun Campus (April, 2003)
§ Virginia Against Domestic Violence work shop, Culture and Domestic Violence Institute: The Faith Communities Response. Fredericksburg, VA (April, 2003)
§ Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence: A Guide for Workers. Seminar, Culture and Domestic Violence Institute: The Faith Communities Response. Fredericksburg, VA (April, 2003)
§ The Islamic Family Law in the Middle East Region: Analysis and critique. Seminar. The World Bank, Washington, DC (May, 2003).
§ Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence: Outreach Training Program for Muslim Community. Virginia, (since September, 2003 - Present).
§ Defining and Establishing Justice in Muslim Societies. The Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy. 5th Annual Conference Washington, DC (May, 2004)
§ Leadership training: Intensive Summer program for Lawyers. Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, Washington, DC (July, 2004).
§ Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence: A Guide for Workers. Seminar, Washington, DC (August , 2004)
§ Islamic Feminism in Transnational Contexts: Re-Conceptualizing Gender through the Qur'an. 33rd Annual AMSS Conference. George Mason University, Virginia (September, 2004).
§ Iraqi Woman after the War. Educational Seminar. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Loudoun Campus (November, 2004)
§ Interfaith Academic Seminar. Alexandria, VA (November, 2004)
§ The National Summit of American Muslim Women Leaders. Karamah, Washington DC (December, 2004)
§ Round table Discussion about the Social Role of Muslim Community in the American Society. Fiqh Council in North America Annual Meeting, Herndon (December, 2004)
§ The definition of Marriage in Islam: Challenges in America. Seminar. George Washington University (February, 2005).
§ The Position of the Sunnah in the Islamic Jurisprudence. 3rd Annual Conference. The Foundation for Islamic Education, Villanova, PA (March, 2005)
§ Traditional Tawheed Interpretation. 31st Annual Conference (Eastern Community College Social Sciences Association). Comparative Religion Panel. NOVA, Loudoun Campus (April, 1-2, 2005)
§ The Peaceful Families Project: Islamic Principles for Peaceful Families. Florida, Tampa (May, 2005)
§ The Peaceful Families Project: Islamic Principles for Peaceful Families. Virginia, Great Falls (May, 2005).
§ Fiqh Council of North America Conference/Discussing the Issue of Ramadan-Hilal (crescent) Saint Louise (May, 2005).
§ The Role of the Youth in the Muslim Community: ISNA conference Saint Louise (May, 2005).
§ ISNA four Lectures, Chicago,(September, 2006)
§ DV conference (ADAMS Center) Maryland University (February, 2006).
§ MSA Eastern Zone, the Prophet household. Maryland University (February, 2006).
§ 32nd Annual Conference (Eastern Community College Social Sciences Association). Baltimore County community college. Baltimore, VA. (March, 29 2006)
§ Conference for Social Scientists in the community colleges.
§ "Education Forum" Challenges in developing a balanced Islamic studies Curriculum; Chicago (April 16-18 2006).
§ ISNA "Islam in America" Maqasid Al shar'iah, Chicago (April 16-18 2006).
§ Abrahamic Round table at Washington Cathedral, DC(April, 24, 2006)
§ Peace institute American University (April, 29 2006) Washington D.C.
§ Cathedral conference meeting (Religious discourse), Washington D.C. (May 17, 2006).
§ UNICEF conference, Children Right from Islamic perspective. American University, (May 19 2006).
§ ISNA Canada conference, The Muslim Identity: A new perspective and many other lectures. (May 21, 2006)
§ ISNA Regional conference, at Washington DC, (May 27, 2006)
§ Fiqh Council Meeting, Herndon VA, (June 10th, 2006).
§ KARAMAH Leadership program, Washington DC, (July, 2006).
§ AMSS regional conference, Hartford, Connecticut, (October, 2006)
§ The Ethics of Disagreement, Al-hewar Center, Vienna, VA, (November, 2006)
§ Islamic Moderation, Kuwaiti Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments), Washington, DC, (November, 2006)
§ Woman in Islam, MAS, Tampa, Florida, (January, 2007)
§ American Muslim Family’s Relations, Rochester, New York, (June, 2007)
§ Fiqh Council Meeting, Herndon VA, (July, 2007).
§ ISNA Convention, Chicago, (September, 2007)
§ Muslim Women Speak, George Washington University, Washington, DC, (December, 2007)
§ Woman in Islam, Williams and Mary university, Washington, (February, 2008)
§ Woman In Islam, MSA Tulane University, New Orleans, (February, 2008)
§ Global Feminism, American University, Washington, (March, 2008)
§ Eve the Mother of the Mothers, Georgetown, Washington, (March, 2008)