Samir Abo-Issa | Executive Director
Samir Abo-Issa is currently the Executive Director of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center. Mr. Abo-Issa has been working with Dar Al-Hijrah since March 3rd, 1992. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.A. in Islamic Studies, and MBA in Human Resources. He has attended classes and received training regarding non-profit organization management, resource development, and fundraising. As the Executive director of Dar Al-Hijrah, He has established a comprehensive infrastructure set on specific policies and clear procedures. Through this infrastructure, Mr. Abo-Issa has successfully managed employees and organized them in a way where the center now has multiple departments and an abundant amount of staff at the service of the community. Alongside that, Mr. Abo-Issa has been successful in obtaining funds through resource development and key networking. Not only has he created, managed, and obtained funding for the infrastructure built for the center, he has also protected it through complex and thorough risk management.
Sh. Shaker Elsayed | Imam
Born: 1951, Cairo, Egypt; Citizenship: Citizen of both Egypt and USA
Undergraduate Education: Economics, Cairo, Egypt; Independent Islamic Studies, under the tutelage of Alazhar scholars, Cairo, Egypt
Graduate Education: Educational Administration and Psychology, University of Houston, Texas.
– A teacher, a volunteer Imam of the Local Jameyyah Shareyyah Mosques, Cairo Egypt,
– Volunteer Imam, ISGH Houston, TX.
– Imam of the Islamic Center, Washington D. C.
– Teacher of Islamic Studies at the LIR Institute, the American University, Washington D. C.
– Principal Alghazaly school, NJ
– Director of Education at Islamic Society of North America (ISNA),
– Secretary General of the Muslim American Society.
Imam Johari Abdulmalik | Outreach Director
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik is the Director of The Outreach and Government Affairs Department at the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center and former Muslim Chaplain at Howard University (HU) and was the first Muslim officially installed as a chaplain in higher education at HU and is the Head of the National Association of Muslim Chaplains in Higher Education. The imam also, serves as the chair of government relations for the Muslim Alliance in North America. He is the director of community outreach for the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and founding president of the Muslim Society of Washington, Inc. For full bio click here.
Mohammed Kibriya | Youth Director
Mohammed Kibriya is currently the Youth Director of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center. He has been actively involved with youth work for the past 10 years. He was one of the founders of Youth of Ummah, a youth organization in Detroit. In 2013 he served as a board member of Green Muslim in D.C. Mohammed earned his bachelor degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University in Michigan. He began his career as a Business Analyst before joining Dar Al-Hijrah in 2014.
Asli Amin | Weekend Schools Principal
Tahani Jabarine | Social Services Chairwoman
Tahani Jabarin was born in Jerusalem. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1992. Since early childhood. Mrs. Jabarin has had a passion for serving others and has consequently dedicated her life to bettering her community by providing any and all aid she could offer. Having been raised in Palestine in an incredibly diverse community. Mrs. Jabarin merged her knowledge of interfaith Palestinian society with American ways of life, immersing herself in both cultures and drawing on her knowledge of these countries’ values for inspiration in her career.
Mrs. Jabarin has been a part of the Dar Al-Hijrah team since 2002. She is currently serving as the director of the Social Services department. With almost 20 years of experience in social work, she has directed special attention in recent years to empowering the women of our community, as she strongly believes in the vital role they play in society. She has been working with other organizations and using her characteristic skill of foresight to launch programs aimed at helping women attain self-sufficiency. In addition to empowering women, she has an ambitious vision of connecting all the interfaith elements of our society so we may build a strong, diverse community. She is happily married with five children who look up to her and the work she does.