Imam Mohamed Hag Magid is a Sudanese-born American who came to the United States in 1987. He attained his religious education in various Islamic disciplines as a Resident Scholar at Al-Medina Institute. Currently serving as the Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), Imam Magid helped establish exemplary religious services for Muslim communities across the nation to emulate. He has much experience serving the nation-wide Muslim community as ISNA’s East Zone representative and as ISNA Vice President prior to his election in September 2010 as ISNA President. Imam Magid has a long history of commitment to public service through organizations, such as The Peaceful Families Project, Annual Twinning of Mosques and Synagogues, Fairfax Faith Communities in Action, Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington Assembly and the Buxton Interfaith Initiative.
Sheikh Abdurafaa Ouertani was raised in Tunisia and is currently an Imam at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center in Sterling, VA. He received his traditional education from scholars at the Zaytuna University and he continued to further his education by studying Fiqh and Aqeedah at the Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He also currently holds degrees in Islamic Civilization from University of Kairaouan, Philosophy and Logic from the University of Tunis, and has an intensive background in Astronomy and the History of Sciences.
As Imam of ADAMS Center, he conducts khutbahs for Jummah, counsels members of the community, and is a strong promoter of interfaith activities. His passion lies with the youth which is evident through the numerous Islamic schools he has established and administered across the U.S. and the Virgin Islands in the past seventeen years. He also promotes causes such as Boy Scouts by volunteering with Boy Scouts of America and coaching youth soccer leagues. He is a passionate environmental activist, children’s rights activist, and he speaks on issues of child abuse and domestic violence. In the evenings, Sheikh Abdurrafaa conducts classes on various subjects including Fiqh, Tafseer of the Quran and Hadeeth through the Qurtuba institute, which draws crowds and is quite popular amongst the Northern Virginia community.
Dr. Alwani received her Ph.D. in Islamic Sciences (Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh) Islamic Jurisprudence, from the International Islamic University in Malaysia. Her Ph.D dissertation focused on the implementation of Maqasid al Shariah: the family issues in the American Muslim family.
She is currently the Program Director and an Adjunct Professor of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies at Northern Virginia Community College. She also teaches Arabic Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where she developed courses in Arabic Studies that focus on the link between Islamic philosophy, language and culture. She is also a professor at a number of consortium institutions including Wesley Theological Seminary, the Washington National Cathedral and Cordoba University where she developed courses in Islamic studies that focus on constructing Quranic models on various aspects of Islamic thought. As an educator, Dr. Alwani brings over 15 years of teaching and curriculum development experience in Islamic and Arabic Studies. She is as a researcher, social and community activist, she is the first female Jurist on the Fiqh council of North America.
Dr. Daoud Nassimi teaches Islamic Studies at NOVA college and Fairfax Institute. He has volunteered to serve ADAMS Center community and many other communities as an Imam, Khateeb, teacher, advisor, counselor, marriage celebrant, and Da’wa activist. He served as the vice-chairman of Council of Muslim Organizations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 7 years.
He is originally from Afghanistan and has a weekly TV show on the Qur’an and Islamic Thought in a Satellite TV channel (Payaam-e-Afghan) in Farsi and English. Dr. Nassimi has a unique and combined educational background in Engineering and Islamic Studies. Besides having a BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and working experience in the fields of telecommunications and satellite communications for 20 years, he studied the Arabic language and earned a second masters degree & PhD in Islamic studies. His PhD thesis was on a comparative review of the English translations of the Qur’an.
It was Dr. Nassimi’s passion to serve Islam and the community that led him to transition his career from engineering to Islamic studies.
Br. Shad Aadil Imam is a regular Jumah Khateeb with the ADAMS Center and was born and raised in the ADAMS community. Professionally, he works for Oracle Corporation as a Senior Sales Consultant and has volunteered in various forms with ADAMS for the last 10 years. He is past Vice-Chair of ADAMS Community and Media Relations Committee and past Director of the Saturday School Youth Program. He has been involved with Youth related and Islamic educational initiatives since he graduated from the University of Virginia in 2000.
He attended the ALIM Summer Program in Michigan with Dr. Sherman Jackson and Imam Muneer Fareed and the Zaytuna Institute Ajrumiyya Arabic Intensive with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Dr. Hatem Bazian. He has also organized and attended numerous other Islamic Seminars for the ADAMS Qurtuba Institute. The foundation of his Islamic Education came at the hands of his father, Mohammad Hussain Imam, and continued during his college years under Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina and Dr. Emaad Abdel-Rahman. Since 2000, he has studied extensively under Imam Mohamed Magid of the ADAMS Center. He has served on the ADAMS Board of Trustees since 2006 and has been an Advisor to Adult Education (Qurtuba), Jumah/Khateeb and Youth-related Committees.
Shad Imam is married with 3 children and lives with his family in Herndon, VA. He obtained his MBA from the University of Maryland in May of 2007 with a concentration in Organizational Management and Strategy.