Affiliated Scholars

Hakim Muhammad Rashid, Ph.D.Rashid2

Professor of Education and Human Development,  Howard University, Washington, D.C.

A former Visiting Professor at Khartoum University, Sudan, he was a Fulbright Scholar at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Rashid has lectured in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Bermuda, Canada, and the United States. He was also a Fulbright-Hays Summer Fellow in China. He is an Advisory Board Member for America’s Islamic Heritage Museum.


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology, Pomona College
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, University of Michigan
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Education and Psychology (Combined Program),  University of Michigan.

Qadir Abdus-Sabur, Ph.D.Qadir_Abdus-Sabur

Qadir Abdus-Sabur has been actively involved in the Islamic Schools movement in the United States for the past thirty years and served as Principal of Clara Muhammad School in Richmond, Virginia. He was Director of Clara Muhammad Boarding School in Randolph, Virginia; Chairman of the Council of Islamic Schools in North America (CISNA); member of the American Society of Muslims (ASM) Board of Education; and Director of Islamic Studies Curriculum Project, International Curricula Organization in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Concurrent with a twenty-five-year career as a Computer Systems Engineer, he taught mathematics and computer programming at local colleges. He then completed his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and further dedicated himself to excellence in education.

Working cooperatively with parents and community members, Dr. Abdus-Sabur co-founded Richmond Virginia’s newest secondary education institution, Tawheed Prep School.  He served as its first principal for five years leading the school to a successful SACS-Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation in its sixth year.

Imam Earl El-Amin

Scholar – Sociology and Interfaith Relations082414_ServiceForPeaceInIraq_TM03_RV

Imam Earl S. El-Amin was raised and educated in the Baltimore Metropolitan area and is a graduate of Morgan State University and Sojourner Douglass College.

For  over 30 years he served in various capacities of leadership in the Muslim community and the community at large; conducting  workshops, forums and training  for educators, theologians, social workers and human service practitioners in the United States and abroad .

Imam El-Amin was a member of several distinguished delegations that accompanied Imam W. Deen Mohammed abroad to  represent Muslim America interests including the Vatican and Saudi Arabia. He participated in the first historic dialogue between Imams and Rabbis in North America.

His objectives for the Muslim community includes the establishment of model neighborhoods, improving the overall image of Al-Islam, interfaith initiatives and the development of Muslims in business, education, politics and culture.

He currently serves as Vice President – Program Development at the National Centers on Institutions and Alternatives which is a human services organization  comprised of over 600 employees.

Imam El-Amin has made numerous guest television and radio appearances on C-SPAN “The Bottom Line,” “To the Point,” “Newsnight,” “Interfaith Roundtable,” “Xchange,” “Marc Steiner Show,” and many more.  He  also served as panelist with Dr. William “Bill” Cosby throughout the United States.   He is a recipient of the Delta Sigma Theta Community Service Award, the NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award, and the Central Maryland Ecumenical Interfaith Leadership Award. He was recently appointed to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee.

Imam Earl El-Amin is a husband and proud father of three children.


  • President, Ashburton East Arlington Neighborhood
  • Adjunct Faculty, Sojourner Douglass College
  • Co-Founder, African American Men’s Leadership Institute
  • Governor’s Task Force on Black Males
  • Morgan State University Varsity M Club
  • Baltimore Interfaith Coalition
  • Governor’s Commission on New Americans
  • Associated Black Charities


  • Congressional Achievement Award
  • Stanley Sollins Humanitarian Award
  • San Egidio Humanitarian Award, Rome, Italy


  • “Issues with African American Males Who are Drug Dealers,” (National Minority Health Journal)
  • “Fifty Questions to Ask Your Father

Fareed Numan

Senior Research Analyst-Muslims in North America

 Fareed pic 20140115_163145Mr. Fareed Numan is a native of Philadelphia Pennsylvania and  a scholar on Al-Islam and Muslims in North America.   He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, visiting more than 400 major cities.

He authored and published Muslim Population of the United States: A Brief Statement.  His figures and methods on the Muslim population have appeared in major newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and his photographs have appeared in major news publications worldwide.  Collections of his works are maintained by the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He held his first Photographic exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

Other works by Mr. Numan are:

  •  Root Movements: A Genealogy of the North American Muslim Experience
  • From the Belly of the Wooden Whale: The Forced Migration of Africans Enslaved
  • The American Muslim Map Series and
  • The Exhibition Project

Fareed Numan has written numerous articles on Muslims in America and has lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Oregon at Eugene, American University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University and others.  He is a consultant to Harvard University’s Common Grounds Project, and Religion in America available on CD-ROM.  He is also the founder of the American Project for Enumeration with the International Populations Center at San Diego State University.

Mr. Numan is currently the director of Education Journal Ink, a photography group that researches and develops documentary works. Current projects include: Emerging Culture, 25 Years of Islam in America; The History of Masajid; and Muslims in Philadelphia.

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