GENERAL BOARD


 
 
 
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Arqum Rashid

Director & chair

Arqum Rashid is the Resident Scholar and Imam at the Islamic Society of Central Delaware in Dover, Delaware. He is also a full time law student at Delaware Law School. 

Arqum currently resides in Newark, Delaware. He memorized the entire Quran and upon completing high school, he traveled to Egypt to further his studies in Arabic and Religion. He then joined the prestigious Al-Azhar University and graduated with a degree in Shariah (Islamic Law). While at Al-Azhar he also enrolled in other institutes and sat with some of the world’s most renowned Islamic Scholars from whom he was granted various Ijazat (Islamic licenses) in the sacred sciences.

Whilst in Egypt, he presented an array of TV shows on Huda TV and other channels, such as “The Quran Circle” and “Let’s Talk”, which are aired internationally. 

Imam Arqum also regularly delivers khutbahs, lectures, and conducts many programs in the NJ, PA, and DE areas.

 
 
 
 

Sumera Ali

Vice chair & head of programs

Sumera Ali is currently a Biological Sciences major at the University of Delaware. Through being part of various on and off campus organizations, her position in Riwaq is uprooted through her experiences with leadership, passion, and teamwork. 

Sumera believes in helping shape the youth of today, allowing them to take faith as an expression of knowledge and self confidence. Her work in Riwaq aligns with her personal goal in life to uplift others through understanding, education, and deen. 

She hopes that Riwaq Institute offers a place, either physically or spiritually, for individuals to feel at home. Any piece of knowledge is one worthy of change. Helping make that change possible is what allows Sumera to serve towards this cause.

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Noor Jamal   Secretary & Outreach  Noor Jamal is the secretary and outreach coordinator for Riwaq. She love taking on new challenges and working for meaningful causes, so her mission in this institute hardly ever feels like work. As a senior at the University of Delaware, she hope for her future goals to consist of work in the healthcare field, giving back in the way of Islam, and striving to be the best version of herself each day.

Noor Jamal

Secretary & Outreach

Noor Jamal is the secretary and outreach coordinator for Riwaq. She love taking on new challenges and working for meaningful causes, so her mission in this institute hardly ever feels like work. As a senior at the University of Delaware, she hope for her future goals to consist of work in the healthcare field, giving back in the way of Islam, and striving to be the best version of herself each day.

Saba Ali   Social Media & Events  Saba received her BS from University of Delaware in Biochemistry and is now pursuing a career as a Biochemist. Saba enjoys engaging with the Muslim community. She hopes through Riwaq Institute she can create a interactive islamic platform for youth and adults. With the role of handing social media and events, she strives to offer a friendly and keen environment for people to grow intellectually.

Saba Ali

Social Media & Events

Saba received her BS from University of Delaware in Biochemistry and is now pursuing a career as a Biochemist. Saba enjoys engaging with the Muslim community. She hopes through Riwaq Institute she can create a interactive islamic platform for youth and adults. With the role of handing social media and events, she strives to offer a friendly and keen environment for people to grow intellectually.

Amir Hussain   Treasurer  Syed Amir Hussain is an educator and therapist of Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders. He received his BS in Psychology from the University of Delaware. He currently works in Chester County, PA to provide support to students with special needs. In his spare time, he enjoys being involved in the Muslim community and serving as a positive support system for our youth.

Amir Hussain

Treasurer

Syed Amir Hussain is an educator and therapist of Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders. He received his BS in Psychology from the University of Delaware. He currently works in Chester County, PA to provide support to students with special needs. In his spare time, he enjoys being involved in the Muslim community and serving as a positive support system for our youth.

Hibah Khan   Graphic Designer  Hibah Khan is currently a Visual Communications student at the University of Delaware. She enjoys helping the Muslim community in designing better user experiences and graphic elements, and aspires to do the same in her future career. In joining Riwaq, she hopes to do work that gives others the opportunity to learn and better themselves in terms of Islamic education and appreciation.

Hibah Khan

Graphic Designer

Hibah Khan is currently a Visual Communications student at the University of Delaware. She enjoys helping the Muslim community in designing better user experiences and graphic elements, and aspires to do the same in her future career. In joining Riwaq, she hopes to do work that gives others the opportunity to learn and better themselves in terms of Islamic education and appreciation.

 
 

PROGRAMS


 
 
Abeer Jafil

Abeer Jafil

 
Hasan Sandhu

Hasan Sandhu

 
Argavan Ansari

Argavan Ansari