Our Team

Mohammad Arif

Haider Imam, Texas

Hashim Badat, Texas

Sumaira Afzal, Massachusetts

Najm Ul Haq, California

Hanif Harris, Texas

Durre Shahwar Aziz, Texas

Amin Jibril, Michigan

Junaid Ahmed, California

Muzaffar Hussain, Texas

Aleem Uddin, Texas

Maqsood Ahmad

CEO – Chief Executive Officer of ICNA Relief USA

An active Islamic worker for the last 40 years, Br Maqsood has served as the elected member of Central Shura of Islamic Circle of North America for several terms. He holds a master degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

Br. Abdul Rauf Khan

COO – Chief Operating Officer of ICNA Relief USA

With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the prestigious University of Karachi and 10 plus years of community service and dedication with ICNA Relief has earned him and the organization numerous recognitions at the federal and local level including the White House Community Service Award (Obama Presidency).

“The thing I love about ICNA Relief is the remarkable relationship it creates among people.”

Br. Altaj Ilyas 

CFO – Chief Financial Officer of ICNA Relief USA

He has 28 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, of which 19 years he gained in the nonprofit world. He is responsible for the financial management of ICNA Relief. He has studied CMA (Cost and Management Accounting) and Corporate Secretarial Practices. Br. Altaj has also been serving as a Treasurer of NYDIS (New York Disaster Interfaith Services) for the last 11 years.

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Br. Amir Saeed

CIO – Chief Information Officer of ICNA Relief USA

Br. Amir has 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge with him to ICNA RELIEF.  He has not only managed mission-critical 24/7 systems for financial institutions, but also has leveraged advanced technologies to drive complex, multimillion-dollar programs, to support operations, gain efficiencies, ensure compliance, and reduce costs. Amir has also been very active with multiple non-profits for the past 15+ years. He is the Co-Founder of West End Islamic Center and the Muslim Community Center of Chesterfield.

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Br. Hammad Shaheer

CAO – Chief Admin Officer

With an MS in Business Administration and an MS in Accounting from Stony Brook University, NY, Br. Hammad brings a plethora of knowledge in management and finance, and has written scholarly research articles on Corporate Social Responsibility. Under the training of renowned Ron Kaufman, he has gained extensive knowledge of customer experience and consulting. He has led many teams and brings administrative, managerial, and organizational skills from diverse sectors to ICNA Relief.

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Imam Rafiq Mahdi (William E. Henderson)

Director of Disaster Relief and Outreach

Imam Rafiq Mahdi is a co-founder of the Muslim Community of Knoxville, TN and has served as Imam in three communities over the past 20 plus years. He has been active as an educator and lecturer for over 30 years. He also worked as a Journeyman Industrial Craftsman for 25 years. He completed his Islamic Education at the Islamic University of Madinah, KSA (Arabic Language , Islamic Law).

“ICNA Relief’s mission is a true expression of the beauty and the light that is at the core of Islam.”

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Dr. Saima Azfar

Director of Back2School Program

Dr. Saima Azfar studied medicine at Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences and moved to Chicago in 1998. Her passion in medicine combined with her work with the Jackson Park Hospital and the APPNA health clinic has deepened her awareness to the challenges in our community. With experience in multiple non-profits, including Gain Peace, MCNA, Why Islam, Tarbiyyah, and more, she bring compassion and enthusiasm to the team. Her family equally supportive and you’ll often find them volunteering at an ICNA Relief event.

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Sr. Malika MacDonald

Director of Transitional Housing

Sr. Malika is a strong advocate for abused women and provides workshops and community trainings on healthy relationships. She was awarded the prestigious U.S. Senator John F. Kerry Leadership award and earned a fellowship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is has over 20 years experience within the field of non-profit work; with a focus on youth and families, affordable housing and community development.

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Dr. Reshma Khan

Director of Health Services

Dr. Reshma completed her Ob/Gyn residency from Saint Elizabeth hospital, Youngstown OH. After relocated to Charleston SC in 2007 and she worked at Ralph Johnson VA medical center for 8 years. While working at VA medical center she founded the Shifa free clinic in Charleston. She is an active participant in various interfaith programs in Charleston working towards
the promotion of understanding and mutual respect amongst various faiths. 

“The team and leadership of ICNA relief are very genuine and hard working individuals with a greater purpose to serve the Creator by serving the Creation. I am honored to be a part of the team.”


Br. Arshad Jamal

Regional Director ICNA Relief 

With a bachelors in engineering, 25 years in management and operational experience with an international airline in different countries, and 30 years of volunteering experience with nonprofit organizations in different capacities, Br Arshad brings managerial and chaplaincy skills to enhance ICNA Relief.

“Wonderful team and I’m a team player.”

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Dr. Khalid Memon

Director of Western Region

After a long career as a Pulmonary Physician in Pakistan, Dr. Khalid Memon moved to California in 1989 with his family. With a dream to alleviate the suffering of the needy in the local community, he began work at Al-Shifa Clinic in San Bernardino as its Clinic Manager. Later, he became the Director of ICNA Relief Southern California and has continued his dedication to serve others in this role for the past 9 years.

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Br. Zahid Hossain

Director of Hunger Prevention

After 15 years of IT industry corporate experience in US (Worked in ADP, Nortel Networks, Sprint Nextel, Warner Bros, Roche Diagnostics, Qualcomm), Br. Zahid shifted gears to the non-profit world. Here he automated the food pantry processes involving salesforce.

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Dr. Amber Haque

National Coordinator of Muslim Family Services

Dr. Amber Haque earned his master’s in clinical psychology from Eastern Michigan University and Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. After working in Michigan as a psychologist for more than twelve years, he went into academia and taught as a professor of psychology at the International Islamic University Malaysia, UAE University, and Doha Institute for Graduate Studies for 25 years. In addition to serving as Department Chair and Director of Clinical Psychology of Programs, he served as Visiting Scholar at Cornell University. He is currently a researcher at the Muslim Mental Health Consortium, Michigan State University, and non-resident faculty at Cambridge Muslim College, UK. Dr. Haque edited nine books and authored more than sixty articles in peer-reviewed journals.