(Sept 28, 2010) – The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) announced today that Imam Mohamed Magid has been elected to lead the organization replacing outgoing President, Dr. Ingrid Mattson.
Imam Magid Ali is a Sudanese-born American who came to the United States in 1987 and he current serves as the Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS).
A mix of American born and foreign born Muslims were elected to the Majlis Ash-Shura by ISNA members with a broad range of ethnic diversity and ages.
The newly elected members are ISNA President: Mohamed Magid; ISNA Vice President-USA: Azhar Azeez; ISNA Majlis Member: Asma Mirza; ISNA Majlis Member: Ihsan Bagby; ISNA Vice President-Canada: Mohamed Bekkari
“The diversity and youth of our new leadership point to the healthy direction ISNA is taking as it strives to lead the development of the Muslim community in America and bring new and fresh ideas to the table,” stated ISNA Secretary General Safaa Zarzour.
Imam Magid previously served as ISNA’s East Zone representative and as ISNA Vice President.
Imam Magid has a long history of commitment to public service through organizations such as The Peaceful Families Project, Annual Twinning of Mosques and Synagogues, Fairfax Faith Communities in Action, Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington Assembly and the Buxton Interfaith Initiative.