Amir N. Muhammad, CSAM’s President and co-founder, AIHM Board Chair)-Prior to opening Collections & Stories of American Muslims, Mr. Muhammad was an owner of A/H Book & Gift Shop in Richmond, VA for six years. He is the author of four books on the history of Muslims in America, and a curator of three exhibits.
His wife, Dr. Habeebah Muhammad (CSAM co-founder/Board Member and AIHM Director) is the Registrar and Collection Manager at the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Museum and the Center for African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. She has more than seventeen years of experience in Museum Science and services. Mrs. Muhammad was vice president of the Association of African American Museums, and has held a leadership position for the Association of American Museum’s Diversity Coalition.
Collections & Stories of American Muslims (CSAM) was created in 1996 as a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and the education of the history of Muslim Americans and the establishment of America’s Islamic Heritage Museum and traveling exhibits in the United States, and abroad, which reflects America’s rich Islamic history, culture and diversity.