Board of Trustees Candidates - 2019 Elections

We reached out to all candidates to obtain their information and pictures. We posted below the information that we have received.

The candidates' names are sorted by last name in alphabetical order.

 

Altaf Abbasi

 

Number of years spent in this community 

22

 

Official or volunteer work in our community 

I have been part of dawah/outreach subcommittee. Recently was heading the EC elections subcommittee.

 

What do you do for a living/past or present professional experience? 

IT Engineer. Currently Director at a Fortune 5 company.

 

Anything else you would like to share with the community

MashaAllah all brothers and sisters running for BOT elections are sincere and well qualified as well.

 

Agenda

Will InshaAllah strive for upholding the bylaws and would actively participate in plans for long term betterment of the community.

Abdulqader Ahmad

 

Number of years spent in this community 

10

 

Official or volunteer work in our community 

Part of fund raising on 2016 also revised the bylaws and amended through 2017 to 2018

 

What do you do for a living/past or present professional experience? 

Construction Engineering

 

Anything else you would like to share with the community

I have 20 years of Islamic work in Masajad and professional fundraising

 

Agenda

  • Discuss the future of the old Masjid
  • Create fund raising committee to help raise needed funds
  • Create Al-Suhra Council to protect the Bylaws and explain the conflict of the interpretations 
  • Open Multi-Purpose Community Action
  • Create a chain of command where sub-committee will be responsible for certain specialized work without interfering with the other administrates responsibilities 
  • Hiring the Muslim community youth and adult for tasks and/or events

Amjad Almidani

 

This candidate has not submitted any information

Zakarya Aziz

 

This candidate has not submitted any information

Mumtaz Chaudhry

 

Number of years spent in this community 

20

 

Official or volunteer work in our community 

Volunteer

 

What do you do for a living/past or present professional experience? 

MBA, runs own business in hotel and health care management

 

Anything else you would like to share with the community

Honest and like to do work for our community

 

Agenda

No answer provided

Faycal Mohamed Dib

 

Number of years spent in this community 

23

 

Official or volunteer work in our community 

1996-2004: Volunteered as a community member for the followings: 

- NHIC Mouadine

- Ramadan preparations and activities.

- Helped to start the first fundraising in 1998 to purchase or build new NHIC Masjid

- Created all the graphics needed for website and posters

- Helped in the search processs for Imam's hiring

 

2004-2006: Elected to serve as Executive Committee (EC) member

- Organized the first NHIC Youth Club

- Helped to organize summer family camping event

- In charge of Sunday School administration

- Organized Kids and Youth Field Trips (Canoeing, Horse Back Riding, Museum Visits, etc.)

- In charge of Ramadan Iftar Program and community dinners

- Helped on fundraising event and process

 

 

2006-2008: Re-Elected to serve as EC member

- Organized Eid Prayer, Breakfast, and Eid Parties at Career High School

- In charge of Sunday School Administration

- Organized Kids and Youth Field Trips (Canoeing, Horse Back Riding, Museum Visits...)

- Part of a subcommittee for the Rt-34 Project

- Helped with fundraising event and process

- In charge of Ramadan Iftar program and community dinners

 

2012-2014: Elected to serve as EC VP 

- Directly involved with a team in the purchase of the Bull Hill Lane Plaza in 2013 closing deal with $1 million down payment

- Helped in organizing fundraising's process to collect remaining $850,000

- Helped with the moving process from 2 Prudden St. Masjid to the Bull Hill Lane Plaza (remodeling, construction, and other tasks)

- In charge of the weekend school administration

 

2014-2016: Elected to serve as Board of Trustees member

- In charge of weekend school (with a group of sisters' assistance)

- Helped to organize the first outdoor NHIC Eid Carnival (with the group of sisters)

- Joined a subcommittee for bylaw review

- Leading Jummuha prayer and giving Jummuha Khutba in case of emergencies (no imam available)

 

2016-2018: Elected to serve as BOT VP

- Created the first School Board of Education

- Part of the Bylaw amendment team

- Helped to create the first Kids Playroom

- Part of the Youth Sector and Education Sector

 

What do you do for a living/past or present professional experience? 

Freelance Graphic Designer, Entrepreneur.

As a Business owner, I have personally managed all aspects, including business negotiating, dealing with the Local, State and Federal government, Banks, Lawyers, Human Resources, Training; Management (Hiring etc.), Bookkeeping, Accountants, Budgeting, Profit & Loss, Marketing, Complaints, Customer Service and Satisfaction.

 

Anything else you would like to share with the community

My long-life commitment volunteering for Allah (SWT) at the NHIC and growing up in this beautiful community for the past 23 years. I gained so much experience serving in every field, with different challenges, at different times, with different teams. I learned to be professional in everything that must be done.

I have come to know respect and gained experience from many elders of our

community in over two decades.

I learned to be a good communicator and good listener, and the most important lesson, building strong communication and transparency are necessary qualities for any future NHIC President.

I have served under three Executive Committee Presidents and two Board of Trustees Presidents. I believe that I am well prepared by the Grace and Mercy of Allah (SWT) to be the next NHIC president, InshAllah.

May Allah accept everything I did and will do for his sake ONLY, and forgive me in any past, present and future shortcomings.

 

Agenda

No answer provided

Mohammed Elnaw

 

This candidate has not submitted any information

Maher Elsarrag

 

Number of years spent in this community 

4

 

Official or volunteer work in our community 

  • Member of NHIC’s board of education.
  • Member of NHIC's EC election subcommittee.

 

What do you do for a living/past or present professional experience? 

Business Executive experienced in physician group practice, hospitals & medical centers management and operations. Expert in building solid independent or system affiliate business entities including strategic planning, development of governance, operation and regulatory management, financial analysis, recruiting and employment contracts, third party contracts negotiation, practice acquisition and revenue cycle efficiency. An executive that served as a key member of several systems’ executive leadership team with strong business acumen and the ability to be both strategic and operationally-focused.

 

Anything else you would like to share with the community

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

ISLAMIC CENTER OF BLOOMINGTON (ICOB), Bloomington, IN 

  • Chairman of the Board.
  • President of the Executive Committee.
  • Sunday School Volunteer Teacher.
  • Sunday School Education Committee Member – Developed a new system and curriculum for the school.
  • Sunday School Principle.
  • Education Committee Member: To develop a new “Full Time” state certified Islamic School: Bloomington Islamic School (BLISS).

 

EAST BRUNSWICK ISLAMIC CENTER SUNDAY SCHOOL, East Brunswick, NJ 

  • Weekend School Volunteer Teacher.
  • Youth Activities Coordinator.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • East Brunswick Islamic Center, East Brunswick, NJ.
  • Islamic Center of Bloomington, Bloomington, IN.
  • Member of Monroe County Religious Leaders, Bloomington, IN.
  • Jill’s House, Indiana University Health System. IN.
  • Volunteer: “Closer to free: A ride for Smilow Hospital at Yale”, New Haven, CT.
  • Soccer Coach: Kicks for Kids, Monroe County Parks & Recs, Bloomington, IN.
  • Soccer Coach: U14 and U16 boys and girls, Sportsplex complex, Bloomington, IN.
  • Soccer Asst. Coach: Oak Glen High School girls’ team, New Cumberland, WV.

 

EDUCATION

  • Masters in Accounting
  • Masters in Computer Science
  • Bachelors of Business Administration
  • Free Studies: Business Law

 

Agenda

As a member of NHIC’s management team, work with the team to:
  • Serve the needs of NHIC community.
  • Keep our entire community in harmony and away from division.
  • Work on improving the communications between management team and community members.
  • Work to keep improving the Islamic education for our children and programs to attract our youth.
  • Work on ways to improve the conditions of new refugees to adopt to their new environment.
  • See ways to strengthen NHIC’s financials.
  • Maintain the community assets.

Muhamed-Yassine Kandjrika

 

Number of years spent in this community 

8

 

Official or volunteer work in our community 

Maintenance, Ramadan activities, holiday setup, sound systems, Athan, counting daily donations

 

What do you do for a living/past or present professional experience? 

Mechanical Engineer

 

Anything else you would like to share with the community

Young, motivated, willing to make a difference (improvement), high team work experiences, open and willing to serve the Masjid anytime

 

Agenda

 

Mohammad Maarouf

 

This candidate has not submitted any information

Abduljawad Rabah

 

This candidate has not submitted any information