Meet the Team

Wahhaj Khan

Youth Advisor

Wahhaj enjoys sports, hiking, and spending time in the outdoors, along with indulging in desserts of all sorts. He grew up within our community and has 10+ years of experience in coordinating and organizing events/activities for Masjid al Salam, ISNA, many universities and numerous other institutions. Employing his knowledge and skill set, he hopes to bring the youth together by working to his utmost potential.

Sana Hanif

Youth Advisor

Sana loves a good cup of iced coffee, nature and helping others. She has remained a part of the Masjid al Salam community for many years and has contributed immensely towards areas such as event planning and education. Using the skills and experience she has accumulated over the years, Sana hopes to make Masjid al Salam an inclusive and nurturing environment for all.

Hibah Ahmed

Finance Secretary

Currently studying Master's in Accounting at the University of St Thomas, Hibah serves as our Finance Secretary. She employs her knowledge of finance, mathematics and economics in managing OYD's budgetary expenditures and making sense of numbers behind the scenes. She loves spending all her time in nature and is enthusiastic about recreational outdoor activities.

Abeer Abbasi

Media Secretary, Instructor

Having moved around all her life, Abeer actively seeks to create and maintain enriching, and comfortable environments for her ever-changing communities. She takes great interest in literature of all kinds—especially Urdu prose and poetry. Her hobbies consist of composing poetry, reading, daydreaming about gulab jamun, and making bad jokes. She serves as an instructor for the Weekend Islamic School and as OYD’s Media Secretary.

Basel Alkhalily

Event Coordinator

Basel is a mechanical engineer and was one of the first Eagle Scouts from Masjid al Salam’s very own Troop 321. He spends his time building and manufacturing things along with partaking in outings such as camping, fishing, and climbing. He has continued to dedicate himself to conducting outdoor activities such as OYD's renowned bonfires and BBQs. He plans on assisting with a variety of other activities in the upcoming future as well, in sha Allah.

Fares Al-Salim

Event Coordinator, Instructor

An alumnus of the Sheikh Mamdouh Youth Mentorship program, Fares is a youth leader who strives in educating our youth and bettering the community as a whole. He continues to study directly under Sheikh Mamdouh and hopes to use his experience and skills in helping OYD grow and succeed.

Maryam Altaf

Marketing Assistant, Event Coordinator

Maryam is a college freshman who is passionate about helping out her community in any way she can. Having remained a contributor for The Core, an event coordinator for the youngest of us, and a crucial part of OYD's Marketing Team, she believes in elegance, hard work, and organization. She enjoys reading, writing, the arts, spending time with her family and friends, and making good memories all around the world.

Humza Baig

Event Coordinator

Humza, an avid admirer of the color green and Batman, has remained an active part of Masjid al Salam’s community throughout the years. Though preferring to stay as far away from the limelight as possible in classic Batman-fashion, he assists OYD in planning and figuring out logistics. He prefers listening to talking, which is evident in the way he partakes in team discussions. After deliberate contemplation, he offers crucial, constructive criticism.

Areebah Dawood

Volunteer Coordinator, Event Coordinator

Attending the University of Houston, Areebah assists in planning and executing the OYD's monthly activities. She is a part-time EMT and in her free time, she enjoys trying out new recipes. As one of the younger members of the committee, she hopes to increase participation from kids her age and help them form memories similar to the ones she herself made at the Masjid. 

Hasan Hatamleh

Event Coordinator

Hasan is one of the event organizers for the OYD. His passion lies in automobiles of all sorts. Employing this interest of his in the near future in sha Allah, he plans on helping the younger generation learn the basic maintenance of their vehicles by way of conducting classes, seminars, or whatever fits best for the youth!

Aisha Hussain

Event Coordinator, Instructor

From the Weekend Islamic School to initiatives like Sakinah Sisters, Aisha remains active in the many departments at OYD. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Houston and is now pursuing her graduate at Texas A&M University. Some of her passions include calligraphy, psychology, poetry, and the Islamic sciences. She hopes to encourage herself and others to learn the deen, and unapologetically live our lives according to it.

Elham Kardani

Event Coordinator

A graduate from the Sheikh Mamdouh Youth Mentorship program, Elham was the Sisters’ Secretary for CYC. She graduated from Texas A&M, and presently works for HP. She also appreciates nature immensely and enjoys baking in her free time—having successfully managed to make a business out of it, alhamdulillah! She hopes to use her skill set and experience to help create a safe environment for everyone and study our beautiful deen.

Thuba Khalid

Event Coordinator, Instructor

Thuba, a graduate of Texas A&M University, serves as one of the OYD's Sisters' Event Coordinator, actively engaging and moderating discussions on contemporary issues in Sakinah Sisters events. On Sundays, she is an instructor for the Weekend Islamic School's Critical Approach Youth Class. She loves to hike and bake, and hopes to help young Muslim women and men build a strong foundation of faith.

Musa Khan

Event Coordinator, Instructor

Musa enjoys doing things that are challenging; his hobbies include submission grappling, MMA, hiking, farming, reading, and teaching. He studied at Bayyinah Institute after high school, where he learned Arabic grammar, morphology, and eloquence. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree. He tries his best to continuously study and implement the deen in an attempt to better himself and his community. 

Rayyan Moton

Volunteer Coordinator, Event Coordinator

A recent graduate from Texas A&M University, Rayyan enjoys spicy cuisine and considers hot sauce to be no less than a staple in his meals. He continues to expand his efforts in recruiting and training upcoming volunteers, in an effort to make the Masjid a place where everyone feels welcome!