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Al-Iman School Committee

The Al Iman School Committee provides governance and oversight of Al Iman School. The Committee is responsible for the strategic roadmap driven through the mission and vision of the school. The Committee provides due care of the school through policies, guidelines and frameworks. It works collaboratively with the School Administration to enable them to execute successfully. It provides oversight and governance by working with the School Administration in demonstrating due diligence. 
The Committee focuses on strategic and policy related concerns and activities. All day-to-day management of the School is the responsibility of the School Administration. Thereby, the ASC is a supporting pillar for the School to ensure academic excellence, Islamic environment, Islamic Education, and financial stability. 
Members of the committee are volunteers that bring a diverse set of backgrounds, skillsets and expertise. You can view each member below. Please do not hesitate to reach any of the members of the Committee.
The Committee meets monthly and ad-hoc, as necessary, to fulfill its responsibilities. It leverages subcommittees to drive the work forward. Currently, we have the following subcommittees below. These subcommittees are temporary and engaged/disengaged based on strategic initiatives driven by the Committee. 
Al-Iman School is looking for a few new faces and lots of talent to add to its brilliant, delightful, dedicated (and unpaid) Executive Committee (the ASC).  If you love our Muslim community, want the best for our children, and want to be part of Al-Iman School’s growth and expansion, let us know!  (No need to be a current or past parent.) Particularly if you’re experienced with fundraising, social media, or nonprofits generally, WE WANT YOU!

There is a relatively painless vetting process--bring your A game!

General attributes and responsibilities: ASC members are

  • passionate about Islamic Education and serving the local Muslim community in the Triangle area;
  • residents of the Triangle area;
  • able to dedicate 3-4 hours per week to serve on the committee;
  • committed to attending monthly internal and ad hoc ASC meetings; 
  • committed to strengthening the relationships between the ASC and Al-Iman School’s staff and parents;
  • able to evaluate and help choose policies that benefit the body of students (not individual students), staff, and the school;
  • able to set medium to long-term policies and strategies without getting into the day-to-day business of the school, which is the responsibility of the admin team;
  • willing to head or join subcommittees as they arise to further school goals;
  • willing to identify personal connections that can benefit the school’s fundraising and reputational standing and influence public policy.

In addition to the attributes and responsibilities listed above, the ASC is looking for a savvy and energetic Fundraising and Outreach Officer who is:

  • willing to dedicate 7-9 hours per week to this task (more time committed during the lead–up to the annual fundraiser, less during “off times”);
  • organized and results-driven; 
  • passionate about reach-out and marketing activities; and
  • highly collaborative, as this role requires coordinating and collaborating with several parties to drive a successful fundraiser.

Community members interested in joining ASC can reach out to Br. Wadah, [email protected]! Your energy and support are always appreciated!

Br. Wadah is the Chair of the Al Iman School committee and has served in this role across multiple Chair terms. He is also an Al Iman School parent. He brings a positive and productive mindset to the Committee that drives the committee to ensure we are always fulfilling our responsibilities for due care and due diligence. 
Sr. Deb has served as the Education Officer and, currently, focuses on oversight, governance, and execution of Legal and Communications support for the ASC and the School. 
Sr. Aisha Neal serves as secretary for the Al-Iman School Committee. 
Br. Imran has served as the Communications Officer and, currently, works to establish partnerships with the IAR through enhanced collaboration. In addition, Br. Imran leads the High School Subcommittee which is purposed to establish an full-time Islamic High School in our area. 
Br. Mohammad is a member of the Al-Iman School Committee. 


بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالْأَقْرَبِينَ ۚ إِن يَكُنْ غَنِيًّا أَوْ فَقِيرًا فَاللَّهُ أَوْلَىٰ بِهِمَا ۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا الْهَوَىٰ أَن تَعْدِلُوا ۚ وَإِن تَلْوُوا أَوْ تُعْرِضُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرًا


O you who believe! Be maintainers of justice, bearers of witness of Allah’s sake, though it may be against your own selves or (your) parents or near relatives; if he be rich or poor, Allah is nearer to them both in compassion; therefore, do not follow (your) low desires, lest you deviate; and if you swerve or turn aside, then surely Allah is aware of what you do.


Asalaam alaikum!  My name is Seif Seif, I am the father of an Al-Iman School Alumni and a current student at the school. 


I studied Economics in the Faculty of Commerce at Alexandria University, but I grew up in a family of general contractors. I grew up loving the smell of construction materials and helping in the family business. My father was a builder, and most of my uncles were builders. My upbringing left a mark on me that lasts until today and gave me a love for construction.


With the help of Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, my family and I established a construction company. I love being part of a project from start to finish. Seeing a project through to its conclusion affirms my vision of what could be. My most joyful project, however, is ongoing—it is raising my children!  I have watched them grow, be nurtured, and be taught by Al-Iman School teachers, staff, and our IAR community. Interaction with the Muslims in the community has left an impression on my children and led them to always strive to become better Muslims.  Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught us that no one will reach Iman (true faith) unless they love for their brother (and sister) what they love for themselves. I hope my role on the Al-Iman School Committee will help me achieve that level of Iman. 


I love working with the ASC team to establish beneficial strategies that will constantly improve the Islamic environment for all of our students so they grow good manners, develop strong Islamic ethics, and obtain an excellent education. The ASC team is here to create policies that help the school provide support to parents during and outside school hours so their kids have a wholesome Islamic environment where they can flourish. 


For the staff, we aim to provide a fair, comfortable, and supportive work environment, in addition to ensuring the budget is upheld and kept sustainable. My promise to all the stakeholders of this community that we all love is to support and help Al-Iman School to the best of my ability. May Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, accept our deeds purely for the sake of His pleasure. Ameen.

Nada Wafa is one of the education officers on the Al-Iman School Committee. She is also a doctoral candidate in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning  Sciences in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. She completed a master’s degree (MS) in New Literacies and Global Learning at North Carolina State University in 2019.
Prior to starting her master’s degree, she was teaching at an International School overseas. She completed her bachelors in Middle Grades Education, concentration in Social Studies and Language Arts, and earned her teaching licensure from North Carolina State University before moving abroad. Her research focuses on the integration of global education in schools, infusing global perspectives in curricula, as well as inquiry-based instruction, and utilizing innovative technologies into teaching and learning.
She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Ahmad Quqa, and three amazing children, Randa, Omar, and Maryam  who attend Al-Iman School. She enjoys traveling and exploring the world together. Nada is excited to be serving on the Al-Iman Board and welcomes the opportunity to hear from you! 
Br. Hannini serves as one of the Educational Officers of the ASC.He provides oversight, governance, and support for both the academic and Islamic curriculums at the School. He works in collaboration with the School Administration to ensure successful execution of strong and rewarding education at Al Iman School. 

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, may the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you all.


In recent months, our hearts have been heavy as we witnessed the distressing events unfolding in Gaza. The plight of our brothers and sisters has deeply impacted us, serving as a poignant reminder of the challenges facing our ummah.


Yet, amid the darkness, Gaza has taught us invaluable lessons in resilience and fortitude. It has reminded us of the short life we live in and that our children are the heart of our mission who will carry forward our faith. It is they who hold the key to our future, and it is our duty to equip as many of them as possible with the knowledge and wisdom to preserve our faith for generations to come.


As we grapple with the events in Gaza, it becomes increasingly clear that our mission at Al-Iman School is more important than ever. Our vision has always been rooted in nurturing a Muslim-first mindset among our students—a mindset that permeates every aspect of their lives, from home to the wider world. Whether they are buying soda or coffee, watching or listening to the news, attending social gatherings, traveling, eating, or playing, this steadfast commitment to practicing Islamic values forms the cornerstone of our educational approach.


Of course, your role as a parent is critical in establishing this mindset, so don’t miss an opportunity to engage with your child on Gaza, Palestine, and any other issue their mind might ponder. I am personally inspired by my 2nd-grader, Aya, who serves as our chief boycott officer. She willingly gave up her favorite cereal and snack upon learning that those companies support harming our brothers and sisters in Gaza. Her commitment serves as a shining example of the Muslim-first mindset we strive to instill in our students.


Last year, I had the privilege of attending the 8th-grade graduation ceremony. It was heartening to see our students graduating with aspirations to become not only doctors and engineers but also Imams, teachers, principals, and writers. This diverse array of ambitions reassures me that we are succeeding in nurturing a Muslim-first persona among our students. I can’t wait to see these children grow up and positively impact the world around them.


To that end, we have achieved significant milestones:


For our students, we have created a new Islamic Studies curriculum, a labor of love that spanned two years. We have also made ongoing enhancements to our science and Arabic curriculums, ensuring a holistic educational experience that nurtures both mind and soul. BTW, our students have participated in and won regional and state science fairs for two years now. Furthermore, we have implemented a strict mobile device policy to foster a more conducive learning environment.


For our esteemed teachers, we have introduced comprehensive health insurance for the first time in the school’s history and continued to offer competitive salaries and bonuses. Additionally, we are exploring avenues for further professional development assistance to empower our educators and maintain their passion and love for teaching.


For our waitlisted students, we are resolute in our commitment to expanding our reach and impact. Despite the termination of the Weston Pkwy project, we remain steadfast in our determination to spread our offerings to more families and meet the growing demand for high school offerings. We have been collaborating with the IAR Shura on the issue of school independence but have yet to reach a decision. We urge the IAR Shura and BOD to expedite their decision-making process, as we are ready to give it another go as soon as possible.


In conclusion, while much has been accomplished, much more remains to be done, inshaAllah. I pray that Allah (swt) guides our school on its mission to please Him, protect all our children, and nurture from among them great leaders and benefactors.

Your duaa, support, and generosity are key for us to continue raising the bar for our students and school.


May Allah guide us and bless our efforts. Ameen.


Jazakum Allahu Khairan, may Allah reward you all with goodness.