Board of Trustees
Ajaz Ahmad Khan
Ajaz Ahmad Khan has studied at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, and Sheikh Ahmad Kuftaro University in Damascus, and University of Delhi in India. He has lectured and taught at various institutions on Islamic studies including Islamic law, Qur'anic studies and Arabic literature. He has been involved in several interfaith projects at different capacities in India, Egypt, and the US. He lives in Pennsylvania.
Amber Malik Sheikh
Amber Malik Sheikh is a community organizer for women in Northern New Jersey. One of her goals is to help connect first and second generation Muslims to both- their American identity and Islam. She has organized several Muslim Leadership retreats and halaqas for young mothers. In her spare time, Amber reads, travels and works towards her goal of mastering the Arabic language. Amber has an Accounting degree from Rider University and a Masters in Hospitality Management from New York University. She is married with four children and currently resides in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Nouran Ali was born in Ohio to Egyptian parents. The family soon moved to NJ where she currently resides. Nouran attended Islamic school until she graduated and attended the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in new Brunswick where she attained her Doctor of pharmacy degree. She was very active throughout her college years servicing the community. She volunteered to coach middle school students for their yearly Science Olympiad competition for several years in two different schools. She was a member of the Egyptian American Youth Organization and participated in their activities overseas. She was also involved in various student organizations at Rutgers university throughout her studies there. Nouran always had a passion to work with the youth on various community projects and services which lead her to AALIF. She currently works for Nour Pharmacy in Clifton NJ and is the president of AALIF (Arab American leadership initiative foundation) that is driven to empower the Arab American youth.
Dr. Bilal Sert
Dr. Bilal Sert received his doctoral degree from Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX, in sociology of religion. His research interests have included Muslim ethnicities in the West, immigrant communities of the US, and identity issues for the Muslim youth in the US. He has taught at various institutions and colleges and presented at conferences and seminars. He has designed curriculum for a number of Islamic study programs, particularly for the Islamic middle and high schools, in the fields of Islamic faith, Islamic history, Qur'anic exegesis, and Seerah studies. Dr. Sert writes and speaks on various topics that deal with the Qur'anic studies, social and political issues the Muslims face today, interfaith understanding, and the challenges of Islamic education in the US. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.