Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque Board of Directors
Talib M. Shareef, is President and Imam of The Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad, a historic masjid located at 1519 Islamic Way, (4th Street), NW, Washington, DC. Imam Shareef, is a retired Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force after 30 years, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, a diploma from the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Arabic and Middle East studies. He is a student of the late Imam W.D. Mohammed, Muslim-American Spokesman for Humanity. He served as Imam in five U.S. cities and seven military locations around the world. He was the first Imam with military service to open a session of the U.S. Congress. He has spoken at the Washington National Cathedral; on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; internationally he has spoke in Italy, South Africa, South America, Korea and Nigeria. Also, he is a Senior Islamic Leader and Board member of the Interfaith Conference. He was one of the signers in Nigeria to the Abuja Peace Declaration organized by the International Global Peace Foundation and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution. He received the Kingdom of Morocco’s highest Royal Medal for his outstanding interfaith leadership and he was honored by President Barak Obama at the White House in recognition of his service.
Judge Hassan El-Amin
Judge Hassan El-Amin – Legal Resource Associate Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit for Prince George’s County, MD. Graduate of Yale University (1970, French Major) and University of Maryland School of Law, 1983. Ten years with Federal Government as EEO and Personnel Management Specialist; 14 years in Private Practice of Law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, representing almost 2,000 separate clients in civil and criminal cases. Appointed to the District Court of Maryland in 2000 and elevated to the Circuit Court in 2011. Member of Masjid Muhammad since 1972. Married to Martha A. (Perry) El-Amin since 1974, with seven children and ten grandchildren. Inventor, the Tru-CleanTM Hygienic Personal Cleansing System, U.S. Pat. 1995.
Community Outreach Advisor
Ibrahim Mumin is the founder and the President of Mumin & Associates, LLC. He has more than twenty years of experience working as a leader and manager with nonprofit corporations, private sector clients, and local governments. Mumin & Associates, LLC is a community economic development, management and public relations consulting company. Ibrahim also is a co-founder and serves as the Senior Consultant on special projects with the Organization for Training Others in Need (OFT/ON), a workforce and cultural development organization, and Executive Producer with Mumin Productions, a performing arts company, and a member of Progressive Partners, LLC. He currently serves as a project consultant for CityCenterDC, an $800 million 10 acre mixed-use site in downtown Washington that is the largest development of its type on the east coast.
Executive Assistant to Imam
Fitrah Muhammad has over 40 years of planning, managing and executing high profile sports and entertainment events. She is skilled at establishing partnerships and maintaining good public relations. She works to perform her duties efficiently and effectively under pressure, while performing multiple tasks and meet prescribed deadlines.
Albert is a student of the late Imam W.D. Mohammed, Muslim-American Spokesman for Humanity. He has a Diploma from the Muslim America Logic Institute in Quranic Arabic; a Bachelors Degree in History and Minor in Social Science from South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina. He holds a Certified Public Administrator and Certified Facilitator Diploma from George Washington University, District of Columbia. In addition he has a Certified Career Development Facilitator Diploma from Hofstra University, Long Island, NY. Albert served as manager at the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) for twenty three years specializing in Employment Training and Development. Albert has represented Masjid Muhammad in various leadership and support positions for over 40 years. Albert’s wife of 43 years is Joyce; they have five children and seven grandchildren.
Hamid Saahir is a community leader, graphic designer, visual communicator and photographer and handles the communication services for Masjid Muhammad. He is a graduate of Indiana State University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree while concentrating in Graphic Design. He has served as a civil servant dedicating many years to the Indianapolis Branch of the NAACP. In Indianapolis Hamid helped change the landscape of urban marketing in Indianapolis with the creation of 4Cast Magazine, which opened doors for me that he never could have imagined that eventually led him to Washington, DC.
Sultan A. Muhammad
Command Sergeant Major (R) Sultan A. Muhammad serves on the Masjid Muhammad Advisory board and the Executive for International and Domestic Affairs and the Director of Emergency and Safety. Sultan A. Muhammad recently retired from the United States Army, as a Command Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency with 32 years of humble service. Sultan A. Muhammad is a second generation America Muslim and has served the Muslim communities for over 39 years. Serves as the principle advisor to the Site Director, DLA Installation Support in directing the accomplishment of responsibilities related to activity operations and services encompassing safety and occupational health, environmental cleanup program and protection, security services, facilities and industrial engineering, equipment management, family morale, welfare and recreation and facility management to include master planning and sustainment, restoration and modernization of real property.
Farah Shakour Bridges
Farah Shakour serves on the Masjid Muhammad Board of Advisors as the educational coordinator. She has a rich background in education spanning over 20 years that includes teaching at the Pre-K through high school levels, coaching and mentoring youth with high-risk backgrounds; curriculum development; assessment; educational administration; and adult education. Additionally, Ms. Shakour has broad professional experience that includes an extensive managerial background; strategic planning; grantwriting; fundraising; project management; legislative and budget advocacy; and adult mental health and substance abuse services. Currently, Ms. Shakour works for a local government agency in public affairs and management. Ms. Shakour holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Howard University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA. Despite her accomplishments, she touts raising her children as morally and socially conscientious, upright individuals to be her most significant achievement
Alva Abdus Salaam – Executive Secretary
Anwar Saleem – Business Advisor
Khafi McDowell – Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer