Social Work/Activism

Samar Kaukab Ahmad
Samar is currently the executive director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She completed her J.D. at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. 

Asma T. Uddin
Asma is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of, which is a website that addresses the gender divide.  She is also an International law attorney with D.C. based The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Her writings have appeared in many places. 

Project Downtown
Project Downtown is an initiative started by the Muslim Students Association National Organization. Dissatisfaction with the plight of the homeless in US cities inspired the creation of this project. Students across the US gather food and supplies they collect and distribute them to the homeless in their communities every Friday. 
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Salman Khan
Mr. Khan is the founder and faculty of the Khan Academy ( a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. He earned his BS and MS from MIT and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. 
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Malcolm X
Malcolm X was a minister, public speaker and human rights advocate. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. 
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Mukhit Hossain
Hossain was a civil rights activist in Northern Virginia. His work lead to the creation of a Day-Laborer Campaign aimed at helping create work for immigrant workers. 
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Ahmed Rehab
Ahmed is an American Muslim activist and writer whose work focuses on contemporary social issues including civil rights, media relations, and Islam West tensions. He regularly contributes to, the Chicago Tribune, and  the Huffington Post.
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Farhana Khera
Ms. Khera is the president and executive director of Muslim Advocates , a national legal advocacy and educational group dedicated to promoting freedom, justice and equality for all, regardless of religion. 
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Muslims Without Borders
Muslims Without Borders is the first student based relief agency, and aid organization dedicated to helping alleviate suffering throughout the world.
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Day of Dignity 
Volunteers across the country are teaming up with Islamic Relief USA in the annual Day of Dignity effort to serve thousands of homeless and under-served people in 22 cities.
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Yusef Ramelize
Yusef is a graphic designer who lived as a homeless person for one week in Union Square Park during his "Homeless for One Week" project. He raised $3,635 in March 2009 and donated it to the Coalition for the Homeless.
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UMMA Community Clinic
The UMMA Community Clinic is a free clinic that serves the uninsured in South L.A.. It was started by the Muslim community that saw a need serve those in the community lacking access to health-care. About 98% of those served in the clinic are non-Muslims.