319. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (Dir. Pediatric Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center)

Flint

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha an Iraqi immigrant and Director of the Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center helped raise awareness about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan in 2016 .

http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/news/id_11699/The-Iraqi-immigrant-doctor-who-saved-Flint.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pediatrician-forced-state-to-take-flint-crisis-seriously_us_569febbfe4b076aadcc5014e

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317. Dr. Faisal Qazi (President,MiNDs)

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Dr. Faisal Qazi currently serves as the President of MiNDS, a community service and development organization based in southern CA that provides charitable healthcare and focuses on community empowerment programs. MiNDS has been awarded CA State Assembly representative’s Organization-of-the-Year at the National Leadership Council in 2013 where Dr. Qazi previously was also honored with a “40-under-40” recognition. He also received the Visionary Leadership award at ACCESS CA by the CA State Assembly representative.

Dr. Qazi is an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Bioethics and Spiritual Care at Claremont Lincoln University – Bayan College. He was honored as Professor-of-the-Year award by its student body in 2013. He was the President of American Muslim Health Professionals in 2009, a national Public Health group and was the architect of AMHP’s health policy initiatives as its President in 2009. Dr. Qazi founded and became the first CEO of HUDA (Health Unit on Davison Avenue) free clinic in Detroit in 2004. He conceived the idea of the Muslim Free Clinics Council; a loose coalition of 35 Muslim operated charitable clinics from across the country. He had the distinct honor to present the works of these institutions at a Congressional briefing in October of 2008 in Washington DC, where he proposed opportunities for safety net clinics in the health reform process. Dr. Qazi’s speaks frequently on issues ranging from community services, religion and spirituality, mental health and health policy.Dr. Qazi’s work has been featured in interviews to NPR, Voice of America, CNN and PBS. He has been listed amongst the Best Doctors of Inland Empire.

Qazi launched a nationwide campaign to raise funds for the families of the victims in the San Bernardino shooting rampage that happened on December 2, 2015. The campaign raised over $200,000 for the families of the victims.

309. Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammed Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (#OurThreeWinners)

Barakat

Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and her younger sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were killed in the couple’s apartment in Chapel Hill in what family members have called an “execution-style” hate-crime. Barakat, 23, and Yusor, 21, were newlyweds. Razan was 19 years old.

They are #OurThreeWinners.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/13/thousands-funeral-muslim-students-north-carolina-shooting

308. Lassana Bathily (Employee, Hyper Cacher Kosher Supermarket)

Lassana

Lassana Bathily, an employee at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Vincennes, helped guide a group of hostages into a downstairs walk-in freezer while gunman Amedy Coulibaly was allegedly preparing to kill them, according to French television station, BFMTV.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/10/europe/kosher-grocery-employee/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/21/europe/france-attack-hero-citizenship/

296. Ameer Abdullah (Running Back, Nebraska Cornhuskers)

Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah is a college football running back at Nebraska. In 2013 he rushed for 1690 yards, which is the fourth best in Nebraska history.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11531690/nebraska-rb-ameer-abdullah-uncommon-talent

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/hand-him/2014-09-23/nebraskas-ameer-abdullah-proves-his-necessity-heisman-contender

 

 

287. Sadia Saifuddin (Student Regent, UC Board of Regents)

Sadia

 

 Sadia Saifuddin (BA ’14) has been confirmed as the 40th student regent to sit on the University of California Board of Regents. She became the first Muslim to join the board.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-student-uc-regent-israel-20130717,0,2083447.story

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23679230/first-ever-islamic-student-regent-confirmed-by-uc

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/uc-regents-muslim-student_n_3612777.html

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/education&id=9176148

http://www.socialwelfare.berkeley.edu/NewsEvents/saifuddin_student_regent.shtml

274. NuqtaARTS (Mobile Arts Organization)

NuqtaARTS provides mobile art classes to people of all ages. It is based in the Washington DC metropolitan area and is available to travel to your local community center. NuqtaARTS offers four courses covering water marbling, muqarnas, geometric design and latch hooking. All of these methods have been employed throughout history by various societies to convey beauty and meaning in their artistic creations.

​In Arabic calligraphy the nuqta (pronounced like Barnes and Noble’s “nook”-ta) or dot is the smallest unit of measure. It is the building block upon which whole scripts were developed. NuqtaARTS hopes to provide the building blocks for its students’ artistic creations.

To learn more about their work “like” them on Facebook or follow them on twitter @NuqtaARTS. You can also follow them on Instagram @NuqtaARTS.

 www.NuqtaARTS.com

https://www.facebook.com/NuqtaArts

271. Hadia Tajik (Minister of Culture, Norway)

On Sunday, with no precedent in Norwegian history, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed Hadia Tajik, a 29-year-old Muslim woman, as minister of culture, making Tajik the youngest minister in the Norwegian Cabinet and the first ever Muslim in the Norwegian government.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/53627.aspx

https://twitter.com/HadiaTajik

http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/kud.html?id=545