The Team

Meet the team

The ISM is overseen by thirteen Executive Committee, i.e., Shura, Members. Board members are elected to three year terms by members of the ISM. Elections are staggered, so that each year, only four or five Board members will be up for election. Board members are a reflection of the very diverse Muslim community in Milwaukee, and the Board includes individuals of various ethnicities, genders, races, ages and occupations.

The ISM is also overseen by a Board of Trustees whose purpose is to preserve the mission and assets of the ISM. Members of the Board of Trustees, who are required to have long standing domicile in Southeastern Wisconsin, are elected by ISM members to permanent positions.

The operations of the ISM are overseen by a Chief Executive Officer. Other staff members include the Religious Director and the Imam.

  • Ahmed Quereshi

    Shura | President ISM Center | CEO

    And hold fast, all together, unto the bond with God, and do not draw apart from one another.

  • Zulfiqar Ali Shah

    Religious Director

    God's consciousness is the essence of wisdom.

  • Ziad Hamdan

    ISM Center | Imam

    Knowledge is power.

  • Noman Hussain

    ISM Brookfield | Imam

    Indeed, Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty.

  • Iftekhar Khan

    Shura | Vice President ISM University | Committee Chair

    Men are from Mecca, Women are from Medina, but in the end we're all from Allah.

  • Lateef Khan

    Shura | Secretary ISM Brookfield | Council Chair

    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

  • Nabil Salous

    Shura | Treasurer

    May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

  • Salah Sarsour

    Shura | Religious Chair Shura | Zakat Committee Chair

    For the hearts of people are concealed from us. But the command to treat them with respect... is as clear as night and day.

  • Zehra Tahir

    Shura | Education Chair

    You give but little when you give of your posessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

  • Ayman Alamy

    Shura | Outreach Chair Shura | Publications Co-chair

    Isn't it amazing that the ultimate measure of a man in the sight of GOD is the one that can't be seen by anyone else?

  • Inshirah Farhoud

    Shura | Publications Chair Shura | Outreach Co-chair

    Indeed, mankind is in loss, except for those who have believed, done righteous deeds, advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

  • Munjed Ahmad

    Shura | Fundrasing Chair

    It may be that you dislike a thing and it is actually good for you. It may be that you love a thing and it is actually bad for you. Allah knows while you do not know.

  • Mohamed Hani

    Shura | At-large Member

    Fear Allah wherever you are, do good deeds after doing bad ones, the former will wipe out the latter, and behave decently towards people.

  • Osamah Al-Shelleh

    Shura | At-large Member

    You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness.

  • Khaled M. Ahmed

    Shura | Facilities Committee Chair

    Not all those who wander are lost.

  • Othman M. Atta

    ISM Center | Operations Manager

    The best among you is the one who doesn't harm others with his tongue and hands.

  • Raed Ahmad

    ISM Center | Facility Manager

    Love for your brother what you love for yourself.

  • Tammy Schiefelbein

    ISM Center | Bookkeeper

    Smiles are free.

  • Orusa Hassan

    ISM Brookfield | Programming Chair

    ISM Brookfield is my heart and my soul. It has been my awakening and my completion.

  • Bushra Zaibak

    ISM Brookfield | Da'wa Chair

    A man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

  • Tahseen Hussaini

    ISM Brookfield | Facility Chair

    Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.

  • Waqar Malik

    ISM Brookfield | Facility Co-Chair


  • Masarat Allaqaband

    ISM Brookfield | Council Member

    If you can't fly, then run, If you can't run, then walk, If you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.

  • Zaid Altahat

    ISM Brookfield | Council Member

    Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

  • Ahmad Naseef

    ISM Brookfield | Council Member

    We did not send you except mercy for all kind. Loving Allah first makes you love everyone and we need more love in this world.

  • Mohammad Kher Heder

    ISM Brookfield | Council Member

    Be merciful to the people of the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.

  • Raed Hamed

    ISM Brookfield | Council Member

    One day below 0 is not enough to make 3 feet of ice.