Our Team

Mustafa Farooq, JD

Chief Executive Officer
Mustafa Farooq is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of ...

Nadia Hasan, PhD

Chief Operating Officer
Nadia Hasan has a PhD in Political Science from York University. As Chief ...

Faisal Khan Suri

Chief Development Officer
Faisal Khan Suri of Edmonton, Alberta is the Chief Development Officer of the ...

Sameha Omer, JD

Director of Legal Affairs
Sameha Omer obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. She ...

Siham Rayale

Director of Foreign Affairs
-On leave- Dr. Siham Rayale (PhD) has over a decade of experience working on ...

Omar Khamissa

Manager, Community Engagement
Omar Khamissa is NCCM's Manager of Community Engagement. He was born and raised ...

Aasiyah Khan

Manager, Education Programs
Aasiyah Khan has an extensive community development and research background ...

Nadiya Ali

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Nadiya Ali is a PhD Candidate in Sociology specializing in anti-racism, ...

Nusaiba Al-Azem

Staff Counsel
Since her formative years, Nusaiba has demonstrated keen interest and involv...

Daniel Kuhlen

Senior Legal Counsel
Daniel J. Kuhlen B.A., LL.B, R.S.W., University of Saskatchewan Senior Legal ...

Sarah Abou-Bakr

Québec Public Affairs Lead
Sarah Abou-Bakr has a degree in Political Science from Concordia Universi...

Fatema Abdalla

Communications Coordinator
Fatema graduated with a degree in Political Science and Communications from the ...

Ahmad Al Qadi

Assistant Advocacy Officer
Ahmad Al Qadi is NCCM’s Ontario Regional Lead. Raised in Ottawa, Ahmad draws ...

Lina El Bakir

Quebec Advocacy Officer
Lina El Bakir is NCCM's Quebec Advocacy Officer. She grew up in Montreal ...

Rizwan Mohammad

Advocacy Officer
Rizwan Mohammad graduated from the University of Toronto specializing in ...

Jannat Firdous

Education Coordinator
Jannat Firdous is NCCM's Education Coordinator. She has previously worked as a ...

Steven Zhou

Content Writer
Steven Zhou has worked as a journalist and writer focusing on national securi...

Said Omar

Alberta Advocacy Officer
Said Omar is the National Council of Canadian Muslims Alberta Advocacy Office...

Ishmam Sarker

Content Creator
Ishmam Sarker joins the NCCM team as the Content Creator. He holds a BDes in ...

Alexander Shah

Foreign Policy Analyst
Alexander Shah joins the NCCM team as the Foreign Policy Analyst in our Foreign ...

Ibrahim Hussain

Ontario Community Engagement Officer
Ibrahim Hussain is NCCM’s Community Engagement Officer in Ontario. Previous...