Mawlana Asif Uddin

Mawlāna Asif Zia Uddin began his quest for knowledge at a very young age. He completed memorization of the Qur’ān (hifz) at the age of 15 from the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, Illinois (IIE). Soon thereafter, he began the 'alimmiyah program (equivalent to a Master’s degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies) at IIE and graduating in the year 2012 at the age of 21. On his path to receiving ijāzah (certification) in the ‘alimmiyah program, he studied numerous Islamic and Arabic sciences, namely; Arabic grammar, morphology, rhetoric, Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), Qur’ānic exegesis (tafsīr), prophetic narrations (hadīth), and Islamic theology (‘aqīdah). In 2016, he completed his undergraduate degree in Education from Benedictine University. He has taught various summer Arabic programs and served as a part-time instructor for Qur’ānic memorization. In addition, Mawlāna Asif’s quest for more Islamic knowledge continues at Darul Qasim where he is currently pursuing an ijāzah in Qur’ān recitation while being a full-time instructor. In his free time, Mawlāna Asif likes to cross opponents up in basketball.

Mawlana Abdullah Syed

Graduated from the notable Islamic Seminary called Darul Uloom Zakariyya. He has attained multiple ijaza (credentials) in hadith, fiqh and tafseer from many senior scholars. Founder and creator of an Islamic Blog called Nursingiman. Currently studying Nursing and on his way of getting a RN BSN InshaAllah

Br. Farhan Ahmed

Farhan Ahmed has completed a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and had been working as a therapist for three years at Khalil Center. He has worked with all age groups ranging from early childhood to late adulthood. Besides working as a therapist, Farhan has also been focused on finishing his Aalim degree. He has studied at the Islamic Institute of Elgin (IIE), Bayyinah Institute, Masjid DarusSalam, and Darul Qasim. During his free-time, Farhan loves spending time with friends and playing sports.

Br. Hassan Shamsuddin

Hassan has been raised in Hoffman Estates/Schaumburg community throughout his life and through the fadl of Allah Ta'alaa has been given numerous opportunities to serve not only in his local community but also many other surrounding communities in the greater Chicago land area. Hassan, through the fadl of Allah ta'alaa was given the opportunity to assist many Masjids in their fund-raisers and in their general operation of the Masjids. Alhamdulillah he has been working with all ranges of young adults, from college student to high school students and even elementary school students for the last five years. He was also given the opportunity to teach and help the non Muslim youth in inner city of Chicago. Hassan has attended Darul Hikmah weekend academy and is currently seeking knowledge through local scholars Hassan has recently completed the bachelors degree in accounting from UIC and works full time

Alima Hasena

Alima Hasena completed the five year Alima program at the Institute of Islamic Education (IIE) graduating in 2012. she recently graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelors in Biology, and hopes to persue a Master's degree. She was a volunteer teacher at Alhuda Sunday school. She taught the summer and weekend classes at IIE. Hasena currently teaches girls and ladies Arabic on weekends from her home.

Sr. Reshma Fatima

Reshma Fatima grew up and studied in the Chicagoland area where she completed her bachelor’s in biology and master’s in public health. She currently studies part-time at DarusSalam Foundation on the weekends. She is married and currently serves as a maktab and secular studies instructor at Al-Fatiha Institute. As a result of experiencing firsthand the challenges and tests Muslim American youth undergo, she passionately mentors community children and teenagers on these issues.

Sr. Ayman Moizuddin

Ayman is a Chicago native who completed her hifz in 2013. Recently, she completed a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology while teaching a weekend STEM supplemental program for hifz students with ILM Labs and tutoring privately. Currently, she is pursuing higher studies at Al-Fatiha Institute and is also enrolled in the weekend adult studies program at Darussalam Foundation. She enjoys photography and exploring nature.

Alimah Masroor Khan (Noor-ul Huda Speaker)

Alimah Masroor was born in Pakistan and grew up and got her education in the UK, where she got her BSc. in Pharmacy. She also has an MA in Education from NEIU, Chicago. Sr. Masroor is married, with 3 children and 3 grandchildren, and is currently an elementary school teacher at Al Huda Academy. She is a graduate of the Alimah program at Darul Uloom in Chicago. However, Sr. Masroor continues to be a student of Knowledge.


Grace Khan

Juwairya Syed

Kiran Ansari

Aima Baig

Syeda Munazza

Faheem Rasheed

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