Hassan is a spoken word poet, writer and law student from Dearborn, Michigan. He writes to not just invoke emotions or entertain, but to encourage the growth of religious, spiritual, and socio-political understanding as promoted by the grand scholars of the AhlulBayt (a.s). He has most recently been published in The Progeny Publications of Australia, and has performed his poetry at various venues, events, and conferences in the United States.
Shaykh Murtaza Bachoo grew up in Vancouver, Canada, where he was involved in organizing various community activities and youth initiatives from a young age. In 2006, he and his wife began their formal religious education in the Islamic seminary in Qom. They returned to Vancouver in 2010, and he has since been serving the various communities in the area.
Shaykh Husayn El-Mekki received his Masters degree in Islamic studies at I.C.A.S. (Islamic College for Advanced Studies) and completed Islamic courses at the Islamic Seminary of Qom. He has spoken at numerous Islamic centers and university campuses due to his relatability with the youth, exceptional Islamic knowledge and public speaking skills.
Masooma is a US-based second year psychology student. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family members, reading, writing, and creating art. You may contact her with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
A stimulated mind. An avid reader. An IT professional. A beleiver in Deen e Hanifa : "Then set your face upright for religion in the right state-- the nature made by Allah in which He has made men; there is no altering of Allah's creation; that is the right religion, but most people do not know--"(30:30)
Jerrmein, originally from Egypt and guided by the grace of Allah (SWT) to the truth path of AhlulBayt (AS), obtained her bachelors degree in Biology and masters in Chemistry. She contributed as a writer in the past for the Islamic Insights, AIM, Muslims4peace, and Voice of Unity magazines. Jerrmein volunteers as an editor for the al-Islam.org website, and translates Islamic literature.
Hoda, a health promotion specialist and an incoming PhD student, has a lifetime passion for understanding human beings in all their complexities and intricacies. A strong believer in the power of education, reflection, and the potential for humans to reach high levels of spiritual and intellectual being.
Sister Samira Rizvi is currently studying in Qom. Besides being a former newspaper copy editor, Rizvi is a mother of three, an author who writes for Little Muslim Books, and maintains a personal blog that can be viewed at www.mamasfeet.wordpress.com.