Dr. Mohamed Helmy | Chairman
A physician and university professor. He is a father of four and lives with his wife and family in Fairfax,VA. He has been active in the Muslim Community since 1997. He was the President of the MAS chapter in Philadelphia, PA, then head of the managing council of the first Muslim Youth Center in the USA in Brooklyn, NY before he moved to northern VA in 2003. Dr. Mohamed lead the MAS DC chapter from 2004-2010 where he helped in growing the chapter and worked with the youth, tarbiya and outreach committees. Since 2010 he has dedicated his dawa time to serve Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center as the Chairman of its board, and currently is representing it on the Virginia Council of Muslim Organization’s.
Hossein Goal | Vice Chairman
Mr. Hossein Goal holds numerous degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering. Mr. Goal is the president of Metropolitan Property Management Inc, and has an active Real Estate License. He is active in community service and volunteers his expertise to numerous non-profit projects.
He has always been engaged in community and charitable work. After the tragic events of 9/11, he dedicated himself to serve as ambassador to the greater community with his knowledge of the two cultures; Middle Eastern and American, in order to build bridges of understanding. In response to the community’s needs, he began working with elected officials and local leaders from mosques, churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to help faith groups address their fears and to build trust in our diverse communities. He has established many successful programs which continue to bear the fruit to this today.
Allam Al-Alami | Treasurer
Allam Al-Alami is currently serving as the treasurer of Dar Al-Hijrah. He is a certified professional in the field of Project Management (PMI) with a wide range of experience in management, acquisition planning, financial tracking and project execution. Additionally, he has over 30 years of working experience in the construction industry for both the private and public sector.
Br. Tammam Dandashi | Secretary
Dr. Ahmed Hassan Mohamed | Member
Dr. Ahmed Hassan is one of the original founders of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and established the first Quran School. He is currently the Vice Chairman in the Board of Directors and serves as the Chair of the Education Committee. Dr. Hassan is a professor in mathematics at Howard University. Previously, he taught at Trinity University and DeVry University in D.C.. Dr. Hassan teaches a Tafseer class that is open to the community every other Sunday. Additionally, he has taught Fiqh and Seerah in the Somali language.
Dr. Akram Elzend | Member
Dr. Esam Omeish | Member
Dr Esam Omeish is a member of Dar Alhijrah since its inception. He was a former vice president of Dar Alhijrah. He is a former president of the National Muslim Students Association of the US and Canada (MSA) and a former president of the Muslim American Society (MAS). He is the chief of General and Laparoscopic Surgery at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. Dr Omeish ran for public office as a delegate in a Democratic primary from the 35th district in Virginia for the General Assembly in 2009. He is a graduate of Georgetown University where he completed his undergraduate and medical studies in 1993.
Essam Tellawi | Member
Essam Tellawi, graduated from Damascus Medical College, He currently has a private practice in Clinton, MD and Mt. Vernon, VA. He received diploma for admission in masters from AIU, College of Sharia, and is finishing Masters degree from Mishkat University. He was the President of the Clinton Muslim Community in Clinton, Imam of ICNA Clinton, member of the DAH Board of advisers, Instructor at AIU and Qubaa institute. Has been a community member for over 30 years.
Kambiz Soltani | Member
Mr.Soltani has been a member of Dar Al-Hijrahs Islamic community center since 1995. He has been working with Dar Al-Hijrah and other local masjids in the metropolitan area to unify the community. He works behind the scenes to organize and manage ramadan iftars and Eid celebrations at Dar Al-Hijrah for over 13 years.
He is a delighted father of 3, David, Joseph, and Adam. He had studied under the late Sheikh Muhammad Al- Hanooti for the past 15 years leading up to his death. He works tirelessly with interfaith groups to help spread the word of islam to people, especially youth because he believes they are the future of the islamic community.