Imam Asad Zaman
Imam Asad Zaman is a distinguished leader in Islamic activism, interfaith activities, nonprofit work, education and youth development. He is Executive Director and Imam with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota. In 2005, he co-founded the Muslim Day at the Capitol, a model of civic engagement and advocacy that has been replicated in several other states. Asad is active in interfaith activities and has trained a Speakers Bureau to deliver presentations at churches, synagogues, corporate and government offices. In 2011, he co-founded the Minnesota Rabbi Imam Round Table. He has provided training to over 200 police officers serving in various Minnesota police departments.
He has chaired the MAS Minnesota convention several times. In 2005, he was appointed by the Governor to the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Upon confirmation by the Minnesota senate, he served on it until 2009. He was previously a policy fellow at Minnesota 2020 and Hubert Humphrey policy fellow at the University of Minnesota. Asad has made Minnesota his home since 1992.
Imam Dr. Ahmad Shqeirat
Imam Dr. Ahmad Shqeirat holds a Bachelor degree in Usool Aldeen, a master degree in Hadeeth from University of Jordan and a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from American Open University. He is Hafez of the Quran, author of many books and articles, and serves on many committees and organization. Imam Ahmad has long been the face of the Phoenix Muslim community, during his tenure at ICC Tempe and beyond. He has been a central voice in the interfaith community - building longstanding bonds with many allies across the state.